Holidays at Lake Caldaro – culture & more
A holiday at Lake Caldaro and at our spa hotel in South Tyrol offers a variety of highlights for you. During your active holiday in South Tyrol with us, you enjoy blissful moments of wellbeing in a spa oasis of 2,500 m² with water world, sauna oasis, whirlpools, beauty spa and relax zones. During your spa holiday at Lake Caldaro, you can be sure to rebalance body and mind and leave all your worries behind. Let us pamper you with our gourmet creations. We use only the finest regional and seasonal products for our gourmet treats. Passion and dedication are the secret behind these masterworks, which leave even the most discerning guests awe-struck.
Explore during your holidays at Lake Caldaro
If you love to get to know the country and its people while on holidays at Lake Caldaro, then you have come to the right place. The sights near Caldaro offer something for every taste. Whether you are interested in churches, museums, castles or natural monuments, during your holiday at Lake Caldaro, you can visit all of that and more. Below you find an overview of the most fascinating sights in Caldaro and environs.
Nature & culture in and around Caldaro
The picturesque Valle Primavera is located in between Caldaro and Lago di Monticolo. The valley holds its name ("spring valley") for a reason. As early as in the beginning of March, beautiful flowers such as snowdrops, violets, lilies of the valley and primroses blossom and turn the valley into a dreamlike scene. This is the first place where spring makes its appearance after the winter.
Bletterbach gorge is located at the foot of Corno Bianco near Aldino, in an area widely known as the "Grand Canyon of South Tyrol". The 400-meter deep gorge developed some 15,000 years ago. Today, many fossil finds tell a story of the various layers of rocks in the area. The hike through this 8 km gorge is a fascinating trip into times gone by.
The Dolomites, probably the most beautiful mountains in South Tyrol, are located in the immediate vicinity of our spa hotel. During your holiday at Lake Caldaro, we highly recommend you to take an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage and visit Sciliar, Alpe di Siusi or Catinaccio. In the Dolomites, you can be sure to find breath-taking sights for magical photos to take home!
About one hour drive from our spa hotel in South Tyrol, you find Lake Garda, a great attraction and destination for a visit. If your holiday at Lake Caldaro inspires you to more (lake), then we advise you to take a day trip to Lake Garda. There you enjoy the Italian lifestyle up close as well as wonderfully fresh fish and sparkling wines!
Messner Mountain Museum Firmiano
MMM Firmiano is located in the walls of Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano. The museum is dedicated to the legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner's investigation into the relationship between man and mountain. It tells of the history of mountaineering, Alpine tourism and warns against destructive human forces. Beside the MMM Firmiano there are five other Messner Mountain Museums well worth a visit during a holiday at Lake Caldaro. Here is an overview of all the museums: www.messner-mountain-museum.it
Bolzano is located at only a couple of kilometers from Caldaro. Bolzano is the regional capital of South Tyrol, and a very interesting place to visit if you are interested in the local culture and history. You can visit the Museum of Archeology with its special guest, Ötzi the Ice Man, stroll along the arches in the old town and explore the many shops, bars and restaurants, Walther square, the Dome, Runkelstein Castle, the renowned fruit market and more.
You can see the ruins of Leuchtenburg Castle from your rooms and from the park at Wellness Hotel Seeleiten. The castle was built in 1250. Today it offers breathtaking views of Lake Caldaro and of course to your Lake Spa Hotel Seeleiten.
Mendola cable car
The Mendola resort, situated just above Caldaro, has been known for more than a century as an attractive summer destination. The first funicular railway in San Antonio was built as early as in 1903. It was in use until the year 1983, and replaced by today's facilities in 1988. It takes only twelve minutes to overcome a difference of 854 meters of altitude.
More tips and recommendations for sights in Caldaro and environs are available at our reception. We wish you an exciting holiday at Lake Caldaro and unforgettable moments out and about, exploring, visiting, and experiencing the country and its people!