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Historical restaurants & hotels

Are you looking for a special holiday destination or a remarkable place for a dinner? We recommend the historical hotels and restaurants awarded since 2007 to you.

Every year, a jury of experts honours the most remarkable historic hotels and restaurants in South Tyrol. The reason is to advance authentic gastronomic structures and to put them in the spotlight.


Franziskanerstuben & Goldenstern Townhouse in Bozen: The restaurant Franziskanerstuben includes 3 cosy parlours and a historic cellar. Just around the corner from this restaurant in the historic centre of Bozen, the Goldenstern Townhouse welcomes guests in a 13th century house: the two partner establishments create a harmonious combination of historic flair, tried and proven tradition and contemporary hospitality.

The restaurant Sichelburg in Pfalzen also received a special award.


Hotel Palace Merano in Meran: The hotel has retained its luxurious charm for over 100 years and is Meran's only Grand Hotel. Whether it's the magnificent dining room or the dreamlike garden: the hotel, which opened in 1906, enchants with its generous elegance.

The Gasthof Dreikirchen near Barbian also received a special award.


Hotel Schloss Englar in St. Michael/Eppan: The historical building in Überetsch is family-run and embedded in a dreamlike cultural and natural landscape. Guests are offered a historical as well as modern living ambiance with in-house winery.

Berghotel Ladinia in Corvara has gained special recognition too.


Hotel Gasthof Zum Hirschen in Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde: A relaxing holiday retreat was realized only a few meters form the pilgrimage church, taking up the basic ideas of the former pilgrims’ refuge and combining it with modern comfort. The family-run hotel is a place of hospitality with a relaxed atmosphere inviting to reflect on the essential.

As well, Gasthof Zum Riesen in Tschars has received a very special distinction. In fact, there are two worthy prize winners after a year’s break.


Sonnenburg Castle in St. Lorenzen: Thanks to current investments, high sensitivity and sense of tradition, the dilapidated monastery above Sonnenburg turned into a very special four-star hotel.

Gasthof Krone in the village centre of Aldein deserves recognition, too.


Ansitz zum Löwen in Burgeis: The building on the main square of Burgeis was abandoned for many years and was left to decay. In 2011, it was laboriously restored and since then, it characterises again the village-scape. 

Highly appreciated were also the Hotel Monte Sella in St. Vigil, as well as the Refuge Schlernhaus in Völs.


Restaurant Sigmund in Meran: is in the heart of the old town and sustains the tradition of the historic inn next to the town gate. In addition, it has been redeveloped in a very careful and well-considerate way.

The Hotel Goldener Adler in Brixen won praise for its modern renovation in consideration of its historic worth. Other hotels/restaurants in the final selection: Parkhotel Sole Paradiso in Innichen.


Seehotel Ambach on Lake Kaltern: The historic hotel 2014 is only 40 years old and is one of the most important projects of the famous South Tyrolean architect Othmar Barth. Neither the exterior view nor the interior of the modern house have changed since the seventies. The see hotel is a great example for the symbiosis the interior and the surrounding landscape. Bath and his Seehotel Ambach were ahead of their time. 

Appreciated were also:

  • Suite & Breakfast Ottmanngut in Meran
  • Hotel Schloss Sonnenburg in St. Lorenzen
  • Hotel Grauer Bär in Innichen


  • Hotel Pragser Wildsee in Prags
  • Wirtshaus Löwengrube in Bozen
  • Hotel Schloss Sonnenburg in St. Lorenzen
  • Ansitz Romani in Tramin


  • Pension Briol in Dreikirchen near Barbian
  • Villa Waldkönigin in St. Valentin auf der Haide
  • Saxifraga Cafe - Restaurant - Stub’n in Meran


  • Hotel Elephant in Brixen
  • Hotel Zur blauen Traube in Algund


  • Parkhotel Laurin in Bozen
  • Gasthaus Lamm in St. Martin in Passeier
  • Hotel Monte Sella in St. Vigil in Enneberg


  • Hotel and Restaurant Ansitz zum Steinbock in Villanders
  • Gasthof Alte Post in Sexten
  • Gasthof Turmwirt in Gufidaun
  • Saaler Wirt in St. Lorenzen
  • Gasthof Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier
  • Hotel Figl in Bozen


  • Parkhotel Holzner in Ritten
  • Gasthof Alte Post in Sexten
  • Hotel Elephant in Brixen
  • Hotel Goldener Adler in Brixen
  • Hotel Westend in Meran
  • Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Sterzing


  • Hotel Drei Zinnen in Sexten
  • Gasthaus zur Krone in Laas
  • Hotel Elephant in Brixen
  • Hotel Restaurant Lilie in Sterzing
  • Gasthof zum Grünen Baum in Glurns
  • Batzenhäusl in Bozen
  • Gasthof Schwarzer Adler in Andrian
  • Finsterwirt in Brixen

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