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Dreamlike holidays on Ritten

Ritten in southern South Tyrol is an ideal place for a pleasant and varied vacation. The idyllic high plateau Ritten is situated to the north of the South Tyrolean capital Bozen and is easily accessible.

As is often incorrectly assumed, Ritten is not the denomination for a single locality but for the whole mountain range above Bozen between Eisacktal and Sarntal. In total, 15 villages and hamlets on this high plateau have united to form the municipality of Ritten, such as the family holiday spots Klobenstein, Oberbozen, Lengmoos, Unterinn, Oberinn and Lengstein.

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

Ritten cableway drives from Maria Himmelfahrt to Oberbozen, Wolfsgruben and Klobenstein.

© Sonnenplateau Ritten KGmbH

Ritten cableway & Ritten railway

Already in former times, Ritten was a famous spot for summer holidays and to exchange the summer heat in the city with fresh mountain air. In spring and autumn, the diverse vegetation, countless sunny hours and of course the fantastic Dolomites view. Therefore, Ritten Railway was opened in 1907. The rack railway easily took Ritten lovers from Waltherplatz Square in Bozen to Ritten high plateau.

In the meanwhile, you can reach the high plateau even more comfortably: The valley station of Ritten cableway is situated only ten minutes on foot from the city centre and railway station in Bozen. Within twelve minutes, a modern cableway takes you to Oberbozen. However, Ritten Railway is still operated between Maria Himmelfahrt, Oberbozen and Klobenstein. A trip with the narrow-gauge railway is not only fun for nostalgics.

Panoramic view from Ritten
Panoramic view from Ritten

In the background, you can see the village of Unterinn and Mt. Schlern.

© Fabian Auer - Internet Consulting
Lamatrekking in Ritten / Renon
Lamatrekking in Ritten / Renon

Every Wednesday is held a half day visit with lama trekking to visit the earth pyramids of Rittner.

© Kaserhof

Hiking & outdoor paradise

Situated at 800 to 1,500 m above sea level, Ritten high plateau offers a breath-taking view of the Dolomites, idyllic localities and many restaurants and rest points. Moreover, Ritten offers many outdoor activities. Hikers can choose between easy panoramic tours or more challenging walks to Mt. Rittner Horn. Bikers are offered countless tracks with all levels of difficulty as well.

There are three places on Ritten, where you can admire the wonderful natural phenomenon of the earth pyramids. The easiest possibility – also for families with buggies – is visiting the earth pyramids near Lengmoos. As well, you can visit the Beekeeping Museum in Oberbozen of Lake Wolfsgruben with its refreshing waters.

Animal lovers will experience the wide landscape of forests and meadows on horseback or by doing lama trekking. Another adventurous activity is archery, as Ritten offers two 3D course.

Holiday offers

Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

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Cross-country skiing at Rittner Horn
Cross-country skiing at Rittner Horn

Perfectly prepared and panoramic cross-country ski runs are waiting for skiers on Rittner Horn.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Alfred Tschager
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
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DLife/TS
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DLife/TS
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DLife/TS
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DLife/TS
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DLife/TS
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DLife/TS
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DLife/TS
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DPI
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DPI
Rittner Horn skiing area
Rittner Horn skiing area

Rittern Horn skiing area is the best choice for snow lovers and families. Large, gentle descents and breath-taking views await you!

© DPI
Viewing platform Rittner Horn
Viewing platform Rittner Horn

From the viewing platform of Rittner Horn hiking and skiing area, you can ejoy a wonderful view of the Stubai and Sarntal Alps.

© Sonnenplateau Ritten Konsortial GmbH

Culture in summer & winter sports

The commendam of Lengmoos already was a hospice in the early 13th century, run by the Teutonic Order from 1235 and transformed by them into a residence of the Teutonic Order (commendam) later. The original building was destroyed in the 16th century and rebuilt a century later. Today, exhibitions and concerts are taking place in the impressive historical rooms. In the courtyards, there are theatre performances in occasion of the Ritten summer games every year.

Nevertheless, the high plateau is attractive also in winter: Snow-covered fields and forests invite you to make snowshoe tours or cross-country ski tours. Family-friendly slopes can be found at Rittner Horn skiing area.

Museum of Apiculture Plattner Bienenhof
Museum of Apiculture Plattner Bienenhof

The museum of bees and apiculture on Ritten is housed in a historical farm.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Achim Meurer
Bathing fun at Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten
Bathing fun at Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten

Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten is a famous bathing lake in summer and belongs to the ten most clean freshwater lakes in Italy.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Luca Guadagnini
Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten
Lake Wolfsgruben on Ritten

In summer, the picturesque lake on Ritten attracts many sunbathers and swimmers.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Achim Meurer
Traditions & festivals
Traditions & festivals

Also, most of the events on Ritten take place with the local music bands.

© Sonnenplateau Ritten Konsortial GmbH
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 cable car
Ritten cable car

During a drive with the cable car, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Bozen and the picturesque mountains in the environs.

© Tiberio Sorvillo - Sonnenplateau Ritten Konsortial GmbH
View from Ritten to Mt. Schlern
View from Ritten to Mt. Schlern

From Ritten high plateau, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Dolomites in case of good weather.

© Fabian Auer - Internet Consulting
Unterinn on Ritten high plateau
Unterinn on Ritten high plateau

The picturesque village is located at 900 meters above sea level and offers dreamlike views of the surroundings.

© Fabian Auer - Internet Consulting
Panoramic view from Ritten
Panoramic view from Ritten

In the background, you can see the village of Unterinn and Mt. Schlern.

© Fabian Auer - Internet Consulting
View of Bozen
View of Bozen

Beneath Ritten high palteau, there is Eisacktal valley with Brenner motorway. In the background, you can see the city of Bozen.

© Fabian Auer - Internet Consulting
View of Bozen and St. Magdalena
View of Bozen and St. Magdalena

From Ritten road, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Bozen, Rentsch (in the foreground) and of the small wine village St. Magdalena (on the right of the picture).

© Fabian Auer - Internet Consulting
Winter hiking on Ritten
Winter hiking on Ritten

During an idyllic hike at Rittner Horn in winter, you will enjoy a fantastic view of Mt. Schlern, Rosengarten and Latemar.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Manuela Lun
Earth pyramids in Lengmoos
Earth pyramids in Lengmoos

In winter, the earth pyramids of Lengmoos on Ritten are covered with a white blanket of snow.

© Tourismusverein Ritten - Tiberio Sorvillo

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