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Oberbozen on Ritten

Just above the city of Bozen, in the municipality of Ritten, lies the village of Oberbozen at 1,221 meters high. Oberbozen was known as a holiday resort already at the start of 1900, perhaps because from here you can enjoy a unique landscape, ranging from the glaciers of the Central Alps until the Dolomites.

Rittner Bahn
Rittner Bahn

Das "Bahnl", verbindet die Ortschaften Maria Himmelfahrt, Oberbozen, Wolfsgruben, Lichtenstern und Klobenstein am Rittner Hochplateau.

© Sonnenplateau Ritten KGmbH
Ritten railway
Ritten railway

Historical narrow-gauge railway on Ritten

© Tourismusverein Ritten
Rittner Bahn
Rittner Bahn

Das "Bahnl", verbindet die Ortschaften Maria Himmelfahrt, Oberbozen, Wolfsgruben, Lichtenstern und Klobenstein am Rittner Hochplateau.

© Sonnenplateau Ritten KGmbH
Rittner Bahn
Rittner Bahn

Das "Bahnl", verbindet die Ortschaften Maria Himmelfahrt, Oberbozen, Wolfsgruben, Lichtenstern und Klobenstein am Rittner Hochplateau.

© Sonnenplateau Ritten KGmbH
Rittner Bahn
Rittner Bahn

Das "Bahnl", verbindet die Ortschaften Maria Himmelfahrt, Oberbozen, Wolfsgruben, Lichtenstern und Klobenstein am Rittner Hochplateau.

© Sonnenplateau Ritten KGmbH
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

To reach Oberbozen you can use a modern cable car that connects the centre of Bozen, the capital of South Tyrol with Oberbozen. Even in the past Oberbozen was connected to Bozen with a rack railway running between Oberbozen and Klobenstein, replaced in 1966 by cable car.

Since the 17th century the lords of Bozen used to do their holiday here, and that is why there are still today home of some of the most prominent families of the city such as Menz, the Walther von Herbstenburg, the counts of Toggenburg, the Amon or Hepperger.

Also, some celebrities such as Polish anthropologists Bronisław Malinowski, German author Lion Feuchtwanger and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud have appreciated their summer holidays on Ritten.

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Skiing on Ritten
Skiing on Ritten

Wintertime in Ritten

© TV Ritten

Worth-seeing in Oberbozen

If you find yourself walking through the streets of Oberbozen, you should stop to observe the thirteenth century Church of St. George and St. Jacob, in the apse you can admire beautiful frescoes. Other things you should not miss are the earth pyramids in the Valley of Katzenbachtal and the Bee Museum, which is housed in the farm Plattener, over 500 years old. Inside you can find out all the Alps and their natural habitat and you can follow a trail dedicated to "the sense of bees."

Hikers will certainly get satisfied between the paths that wind through woods and pastures, and lead to beautiful lakes, alpine huts and refuges. In winter, Rittner Horn ski area offers sunny ski runs, snowshoe hikes and dreamlike views.

Impressions

Oberbozen on Ritten
Oberbozen on Ritten

View from oberbozen towards Schlern Rosengarten Nature Park

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Achim Meurer
Oberbozen - Village centre
Oberbozen - Village centre

House decorated with flowers in Oberbozen

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Oberbozen on Ritten
Oberbozen on Ritten

The sunny high plateau has been a famous summer resort from the 17th century. Well-off citizens froM Bozen cam here to escape from the hot temperatures in the city and enjoyed the fresh mountain air in Oberbozen.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Parish church in Oberbozen
Parish church in Oberbozen

The parish church in Oberbozen on Ritten was built between 1989 and 1991 and dedicated to Father Rupert Mayer.

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