Sights in Tramin and environs
BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH, MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY
Which sights are a must-see when on holiday in Tramin? Picking just a small selection of the special features of a place where impressive and varied landscape surrounds an old wine village is not an easy task. Yet there are a few highlights that visitors and guests should fit into their programme. After all, the combination of relaxation and adventure makes for a perfect holiday.
WINE WITH ALL THE SENSES
The lush green, extensive vineyard slopes lend an insight into the roots of Tramin, the tradition and history of the South Tyrol Wine Road and the work of the wine-growers. Jan the vintner explains his work during regular tours of the vineyard and talks about the various vine types and grape varieties, and about the famous Gewürztraminer, making the noble grape juice taste even more intensive, sweet and aromatic at the wine tasting session afterwards in the small, elegant wine cellar . But events such as the Gewürztraminer Hiking Day, the Gewürztraminer Wine Road, the Traminer Weingassl, or 'Wine Alley', or the Culinary Vineyard Walk are a chance to get to know the world of wine and the roots of the village of Tramin involving all your senses.
LAKES BETWEEN MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS
They come in differing shades of blue, water temperature and surrounding landscape - lakes in the south of South Tyrol are so different from each other that the best thing to do is to see them all. The large lake at Kaltern, which is the warmest bathing lake in the Alps and features extensive sunbathing lawns, is the most famous. Both lakes at Montiggl, on the other hand, are surrounded by dense, hushed woodland. For those who want to venture into the mountains, there's Fenner See lake on the wildly romantic Fennberg plateau.
THE APPLE NEVER FALLS FAR FROM THE TREE
….. or they don't fall at all, as in the south of South Tyrol apples are usually harvested before they get the chance to fall. While wine definitely plays the central role in Tramin, the endless rows of apple trees covering the valley basin are a particularly charming sight once a year: when the apple trees start to blossom in April, they are crowned with white and soft pink crests and attract lots of attention.
NOT JUST WINE CULTURE
Old country houses built in the characteristic Überetsch style, historical farms, architectural features between history and avant garde – there's culture lurking on every corner in Tramin. Tramin church, with its high, unusual tower, and St. Jakob's Chapel in Kastelaz are both excellent specimens. The parish church is guarded by the highest stonewalled church tower in South Tyrol. St. Jakob's Chapel houses one of the oldest fresco cycles in the German-speaking area, and depicts some famous, impressive mystical creatures.
FROM ADVENTURE TRAILS AND HIGH ALTIUDE PATHS
Tramin and the surrounding area, from the flat terrain of the valleys to the gentle slopes and up as far as the cooler mountain areas, are best experienced in a hands-on manner. It is the ideal destination for hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers! Traminer 'Höhenweg' high altitude path or Traminer 'Naturerlebnisweg' nature adventure trail afford unique views, insights and perspectives on everything that your holiday could hold in store.