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Holidays in Jenesien

Recharging your batteries, enjoy the sun and hearty hospitality and experience the silence in magical places – this and much more is possible in Jenesien near Bozen. Here, you are offered untouched nature, a dreamlike view of Bozen and the Dolomites as well as a varied offer of outdoor activities.

Jenesien
Jenesien

The popular holiday resort is located on a sunny high plateau and is surrounded by a wonderful natural landscape with numerous hiking and walking trails.

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Jenesien and Mt. Schlern in the background
Jenesien and Mt. Schlern in the background

From Jenesien, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surroundings and of the Dolomites.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer

The village of Jenesien is situated on the sunny Mt. Tschögglberg at Salten – Europe’s largest high plateau covered with larches – at about 1,000 m above sea level between Bozen and Meran.

A settlement has already existed at the end of the 12th century and it was named after Saint Genesius of Rome, who is as well the patron saint of the local parish church. Today, the rural municipality has about 2,800 inhabitants and includes not only the principal town Jenesien, but also Afing, Flaas, Glaning and Nobls.

Above all, Jenesien is known as an ideal place for relaxing holidays, but also as home town of the nice, blond Haflinger horses. A ride or a sleigh ride across the large larch woods is absolutely recommendable.

In addition, Jenesien and surroundings are a paradise for mountain lovers and mountain bikers. On the high plateau of Salten, there are many pleasant footpaths and hiking trails for all kinds of hikers and families with kids. With the hiking bus, you can comfortably reach the localities of Mölten, Vöran and Hafling as well as the popular Meran 2000 ski and hiking area. A cableway takes you the capital Bozen in only 8 minutes.

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Salten
Salten

in autumn

© Tourismusverein Jenesien
Stone men
Stone men

From Jenesien to the stone men

© Tourismusverein Jenesien
Salten
Salten

larch forests of the Salten

© Tourismusverein Jenesien

Thematic trails & sights in Jenesien

  • Salten is Europe’s largest larch high plateau and offers countless hiking paths as well as a unique view of the Dolomites – part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage.
  • On the family-friendly trail of legends, you can learn more about the myths of Jenesien and surroundings at 12 stations.
  • The stone cairns (more than 100) are located on a beautiful viewing mountain that is real place of power as well as a popular destination for excursions.
  • On the about 20 km long castle trail from Bozen to Jenesien and Terlan, you can see picturesque castles and ruins.
  • The Martin’s path is an about 3 km long, family-friendly contemplation trail.
  • Next to Gasthof Wieser, you can see earth pyramids.
  • Rafenstein castle ruin is located at the entrance of Sarntal Valley and is popular for its excellent castle restaurant.
  • In the surroundings of Jenesien, there are as well the ruins of Greifenstein Castle (the so-called “Sauschloss”) and of Helfenberg Castle, offering a dreamlike panoramic view of Etschtal Valley.
  • A special experience for families is a visit of Kampidell – Stegerhof farm. The show farm has many seldom animal breeds, you can watch the process of baking bread and taste exquisite delicacies in the farm tavern.
  • Next to Gasthaus Tomanegger, there is a giant, about 400 years old mountain sycamore.
Jenesien
Jenesien

The popular holiday resort is located on a sunny high plateau and is surrounded by a wonderful natural landscape with numerous hiking and walking trails.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Jenesien
Jenesien

The municipality of Jenesien also includes the hamlets Afing, Flaas, Glaning and Nobls.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Jenesien and Mt. Schlern in the background
Jenesien and Mt. Schlern in the background

From Jenesien, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surroundings and of the Dolomites.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Jenesien
Jenesien

The small village between Bozen and Meran is a good starting point for hikes and mountain bike tours.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Jenesien
Jenesien

The water fountain in Jenesien offers fresh spring water for thirsty hikers.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Jenesien
Jenesien

The village Jenesien is located on the sunny high plateau of Salten between Bozen and Meran.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Stone men
Stone men

From Jenesien to the stone men

© Tourismusverein Jenesien
Riding & horse-sleigh ride in Jenesien
Riding & horse-sleigh ride in Jenesien

Discover the magnificent winter landscape around Jenesien on the back of a Haflinger horse or during a horse-sleigh ride.

© Tourismusverein Jenesien
Horse-sleigh ride in Jenesien
Horse-sleigh ride in Jenesien

In winter, the picturesque landscape around Jenesien and the breath-taking panorama of the Dolomites can be enjoyed during a horse-sleigh ride.

© Tourismusverein Jenesien - Oberfahrerhof
Jenesien in winter
Jenesien in winter

The idyllic landscape around Jenesien becomes a real winter wonderland during the cold months.

© Tourismusverein Jenesien - Yuye Kim
Tobogganing in Jenesien
Tobogganing in Jenesien

A funny horse-sleigh ride in the surroundings of Jenesien is particularly recommended for kids and adults.

© Tourismusverein Jenesien - Lars Grothe
Snow-shoe hikes in Jenesien
Snow-shoe hikes in Jenesien

During a snow-shoe hike in Jenesien, you can enjoy the silence of nature in winter as well as a dreamlike view of the Dolomites.

© Tourismusverein Jenesien - Lars Grothe
Dreamlike winter in Jenesien
Dreamlike winter in Jenesien

Jenesien is a famous holiday destination also in winter. The idyllic landscape is perfect for winter hikes and funny sleigh rides.

© Tourismusverein Jenesien - Sabine Weithaler
Autumn in Jenesien
Autumn in Jenesien

Autumn enchants you with a colourful variety of the landscape.

© Tourismusverein Jenesien

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