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Holidays in Klobenstein

The Ritten high plateau in the holiday region of Bozen and environs, is a true nature and hiking paradise offering many dfferent tours all year around! A perfect starting point for all activities in the main village Klobenstein, at about 1,154 meters above sea level and with about 1,400 inhabitants.

Klobenstein with Mt. Schlern
Klobenstein with Mt. Schlern

Behind the picturesque church in the centre of Klobenstein, you can see the impressive and legendary Mt. Schlern.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer

The best way to explore Klobenstein and its surroundings is by bike or on foot. One of the most beautiful excursions in the surrounding area goes to the Ritten earth pyramids, to Maria Saal pilgrimage church and to the thermal spring Bad Siess with curative, ferrous water.

Another easy walk is possible from Klobenstein to Kematen on Ritten. If you like beautiful panoramic views, you should try the 3 km long circular tour from Fenn with the beautiful panorama of the Dolomites in the background.

Thanks to its beautiful scenery, tourism has a long tradition in Klobenstein. Among the most famous guests of the sunny high plateau are Sigmund Freud, who was written “Totem and Taboo” in the summer of 1911 right here.

Not only those who are looking for inspiration and silence will feel like in paradise on Ritten. Especially when it gets too hot in the city of Bozen, local residents appreciate the high plateau for a refreshment too.

Ski area Rittner Horn
Ski area Rittner Horn

The Rittner Horn ski area offers perfect conditions for families with kids and pleasure-seeking skiers.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Manuela Lun
Klobenstein - Village centre
Klobenstein - Village centre

Klobenstein on Ritten has already been a famous tourist area many years ago, as well as a comfortable getaway for the inhabitants of Bozen.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer

Sport & culture in Klobenstein

In winter, the small but wonderful ski area Rittner Horn is perfect for the whole family. In addition, Ritten is an ice-skating paradise for both amateurs and hockey pros. The Arena Ritten in Klobenstein offers a speed skating outdoor rink hosting several national and international competitions. Also, there is an ice stadium, that is partially used by the public, partially by the local ice hockey team.

For those who are not interested in sport and who have a more intellectual and cultural vein, we recommend a visit to the beautiful St. Anthony church, in the village centre, dating back to the late 17th century. The nearby cosmopolitan city of Bozen has much to offer: museums, historic buildings, exhibitions and much more.

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Ritten cable car
Ritten cable car

With the modern Ritten cable car, you can easily and quickly reach Oberbozen on Ritten starting in the centre of Bozen.

© Tiberio Sorvillo - Sonnenplateau Ritten Konsortial GmbH

Ritten railway

Very important to mention as well is Ritten railway, a narrow-gauge railway with historical waggons. It was originally thought to connect the villages with Bozen. On 13th August 1907, the track between Waltherplatz Square in Bozen, today’s starting point of Ritten cableway, and the villages on Ritten was opened.

Almost 60 years later, the modern cableway allowing travellers to reach Bozen or Oberbozen within less than 15 minutes went into service. Because of the nostalgic value and its popularity, Ritten railway is still running on a 6.5 km long track between Klobenstein and the neighbouring hamlets of Lichtenstern, Wolfsgruben, Oberbozen and Maria Himmelfahrt.

Klobenstein
Klobenstein

Dreamlike view on Ritten

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Tiberio Sorvillo
Klobenstein - Village centre
Klobenstein - Village centre

Klobenstein on Ritten has already been a famous tourist area many years ago, as well as a comfortable getaway for the inhabitants of Bozen.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Klobenstein with Mt. Schlern
Klobenstein with Mt. Schlern

Behind the picturesque church in the centre of Klobenstein, you can see the impressive and legendary Mt. Schlern.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Ritten railway
Ritten railway

Historical narrow-gauge railway on Ritten

© Tourismusverein Ritten

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