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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 in winter
Ritten Railway in winter

The historical Ritten Railway is also run in winter, between Klobenstein and Oberbozen on Ritten.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Marco Corriero
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 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.

© Internet Consulting - Nadia Ploner
Rittner Bahn
Rittner Bahn

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

© Sonnenplateau Ritten KGmbH
Oberbozen on Ritten
Oberbozen on Ritten

The sunny high plateau has been a famous holiday destination since the 17th century. The well-off inhabitants of Bozen escaped the hot temperatures of the city and enjoyed the fresh mountain air in Oberbozen.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
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.

Skiing on Ritten
Skiing on Ritten

Wintertime in Ritten

© TV Ritten
Oberbozen
Oberbozen

Oberbozen on Ritten offers many comfortable walking paths.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
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.

Parish church in Oberbozen
Parish church in Oberbozen

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

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Oberbozen
Oberbozen

In the centre of Oberbozen on Ritten, kids will look forward to wonderful playgrounds.

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

The church tower of the modern aprish church is located in front of a magical Dolomites panorama and is characteristic for the village.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Oberbozen
Oberbozen

Oberbozen on Ritten offers many comfortable walking paths.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Oberbozen on sunny Ritten
Oberbozen on sunny Ritten

In the village on the sunny Ritten high plateau offers wonderful hotels and apartments with dreamlike views of the Dolomites.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Oberbozen on Ritten
Oberbozen on Ritten

The sunny high plateau has been a famous holiday destination since the 17th century. The well-off inhabitants of Bozen escaped the hot temperatures of the city and enjoyed the fresh mountain air in Oberbozen.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Oberbozen on Ritten
Oberbozen on Ritten

Oberbozen offers a magnificent view of the environs and has been a famous holiday destination already in the past.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Ritten Railway in winter
Ritten Railway in winter

The historical Ritten Railway is also run in winter, between Klobenstein and Oberbozen on Ritten.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Marco Corriero