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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.

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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.

Skiing Area at the Rittner Horn
Skiing Area at the Rittner Horn

An insight in the skiing area Rittner Horn

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Town hall in Klobenstein on Ritten
Town hall in Klobenstein on Ritten

The town hall of the municipality of Ritten is situated in the centre of Klobenstein.

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Arena Ritten in Klobenstein
Arena Ritten in Klobenstein

The sports and events areal in Klobenstein on Ritten is the setting of many exciting events.

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Church in Klobenstein on Ritten
Church in Klobenstein on Ritten

The parish church in the centre of Klobenstein is dedicated to St. Anthony and dates back to the late 17th century.

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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 cableway
Ritten cableway

The modern trains of Ritten cableway are comfortable. During the drive, you will enjoy a wonderful view of the surroundings and of the Dolomites.

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Ritten cableway
Ritten cableway

Ritten cableway connects the localities on ritten high plateau. The historical train on this picture was replaced by a modern train and is used today only for special occasions.

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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.

Arena Ritten in Klobenstein
Arena Ritten in Klobenstein

The sports and events areal in Klobenstein on Ritten is the setting of many exciting events.

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Klobenstein on Ritten
Klobenstein on Ritten

The picturesque village centre of Klobenstein is perfect for a relaxing walk.

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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.

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Monument for Peter Mayr in Klobenstein
Monument for Peter Mayr in Klobenstein

The Tyrolean freedom fighter and innkeeper was born in Siffian on Ritten.

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Klobenstein on Ritten
Klobenstein on Ritten

The picturesque centre of Klobenstein am Ritten is always worth a visit.

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Church in Klobenstein on Ritten
Church in Klobenstein on Ritten

The parish church in the centre of Klobenstein is dedicated to St. Anthony and dates back to the late 17th century.

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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
Post Stube in Klobenstein on Ritten
Post Stube in Klobenstein on Ritten

The Post Stube is part of the historical hotel Bemelmans Post in Klobenstein. The hotel has once been a famous holiday home, for guests such as Sigmund Freud.

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Klobenstein on Ritten
Klobenstein on Ritten

The hotels in Klobenstein offer a breath-taking view of the Dolomites.

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