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from 135,50 €
Hotel Vilpianerhof
Active hotel | Terlan in Southern South Tyrol
from 144 €
Hotel Sand
Hiking - biking hotel | Kastelbell-Tschars
from 190 €
WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 70 €
Alpwellhotel Burggräfler
Wellness hotel | Tisens near Meran
from 155 €
Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
up to -25%
Hotel Schölzhorn
Hiking and family vacation | Ratschings in Eisacktal
from 122 €
Hotel & SPA RESORT Majestic
Wellness hotel | Reischach at Mt. Kronplatz
from 131 €
SONNENHOF Sun/Spa/Panorama
Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 230 €
Alpenpalace Spa Retreat
Exclusive well-being oasis | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 140 €
Hotel Ansitz Schulerhof
Vitalpina Hotel | Plaus near Meran
from 65 €
Landhaus Fux
Residence | Schlanders in the Vinschgau
from 96 €
Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Sonnenparadies
Wellness hotel | Terenten at Mt. Kronplatz
from 110 €
Hotel Fameli
Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
from 110 €
Hotel & Spa Falkensteinerhof
Wellness hotel | Vals in Eisacktal
from 94 €
Wirtshaushotel Alpenrose
Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 141 €
Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof
Active hotel | Plaus near Meran
from 142 €
LANERHOF Active/Spa/Balance
Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 90 €
Hotel Saltauserhof
Wellness hotel | St. Martin in Passeier
from 100 €
Hotel Tirolerhof
Gourmet hotel | Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz

Sunrise in the mountains

It’s 5.45 in the morning. The beam of light of the torch moves from dangerous roots on the forest soil to the trees and here and there you can hear eerie rustling behind the rocks. Nevertheless, the excited anticipation of the shimmering spectacle of nature is stronger than the fear – and fortunately the goal isn’t all too far away.

Admittedly, it is quite hard to leave the cosy and warm bed at such an early hour. However, if you have an early night on the previous day, it is nothing. At the latest as soon as the first sunbeams peep out behind the eastern mountain tops, you’ll surely forget the last bit of tiredness and every exertion.

The light that lights up the South Tyrolean mountain world just before the sunrise is something noteworthy: The darkness gradually abates and the sky on the horizon turns pink, yellow, red or bright orange, till finally the sun itself appears behind the mountain silhouette. Probably the most beautiful daybreaks aren’t offered by cloudless summer skies, but with some clouds in autumn.

But if you want to see this with your own eyes, you have to get up early and to go all out. After all, you’ll have a wider view the higher you are. So you have to climb a mountain – and this is quite exhausting if half of the senses are still sleeping or if the darkness and the coldness of the night make the ascent more difficult.

A headlamp or torch per person, some warm clothes including cap, gloves and scarf, a flask of tea and a little breakfast should be standard for every sunrise hike.

Popular sunrise mountains

Good local knowledge or at least a very conscientious study of the tour and particular care are also essential for a hike at night and very early in the morning. Among the most popular and not too difficult sunrise mountains in South Tyrol we have to mention for instance the prominent Mt. Peitlerkofel in Alta Badia and Mt. Dürrenstein in Prags. Both are reachable within two hours, the tours are moderately difficult and on the summit you’ll have an incredible view of the Dolomites and the rising sun.

The viewpoints of Mt. Piz da Peres above Olang, Mt. Lutterkopf and Durakopf in Taisten or Mt. Astjoch near St. Lorenzen are reachable a little bit faster and easier. Not forgetting the 360 degrees panorama view from Mt. Kronplatz. Sometimes there you can also take the cable car in order to get to mountain top and sunrise. 

Current holiday offers

from 106 €
Die Waldruhe

Mountain wellness and long-lasting relaxation – pefect for wellness and nature lovers, for active holidaymakers and relaxation seekers.

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from 61 €
Garni Ganthaler

In an idyllic location with a magnificent panoramic view. Comfortable rooms, garden with pool & Südtirol GuestPass Algund.

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from 73 €
Hotel & Resort Schlosshof

Charm, style & the best of the Dolce Vita in a dream location!

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7 = 6
Naturhotel Waldheim

Hikes and wellness in Altrei! 7 nights at the price of 6. Relaxation and tranquillity you expect from your holiday.

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Ski tour Zinseler
Ski tour Zinseler

Sunrise at Mt. Zinseler in Sterzing

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld
Ski tour in Schnals
Ski tour in Schnals

Ski tour at sunrise in Schnals

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Mt. Großer Moosstock
Mt. Großer Moosstock

Sunrise in Ahrntal

TVB Tauferer Ahrntal - Alfred Stolzlechner
View of Tauferer Ahrntal at sunrise
View of Tauferer Ahrntal at sunrise

A high-altitude mountain tour frequently starts early in the morning and awards mountaineers with a magical atmosphere at sunrise.

Tourismusverein Ahrntal
Sunrise in the South Tyrolean mountains
Sunrise in the South Tyrolean mountains

If you spend a night on a South Trolean hut, such as Bercherhaus hut in this case, you should absolutely enjoy the moment of a beautiful sunrise.

Internet Consulting - Stefan Tolpeit
Sunrise on the mountain
Sunrise on the mountain

Im Herbst geht die Sonne erst ca. um 7:30 Uhr auf - im Sommer muss man schon früher aufstehen.

Internet Consulting - Stefan Tolpeit

You have to get up very early to watch the sunrise from the top of the mountains! It should perhaps spend the night in the shelter!

Internet Consulting - Stefan Tolpeit


Selected accommodations in South Tyrol

Lake Spa Hotel SEELEITEN - Kaltern an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
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Lake Spa Hotel SEELEITEN
Kaltern an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
5 Excellent

A place to dive into. To blossom. Right in the middle of the sweet south. Between vineyards and the lake. Nature. Experiences. Spa. Gourmet. Lake Lifestyle

from 182 € per day
Hotel Saltauserhof - St. Martin in Passeier in Passeiertal
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Hotel Saltauserhof
St. Martin in Passeier in Passeiertal
4.8 Excellent

A fascinating present reflecting a long history… your hotel Saltauserhof in Passeier near Meran / Merano South Tyrol A hearty welcome to the Hotel Saltauserhof, one of the most beautiful aristocratic

from 90 € per day
Hotel Alpen Tesitin Panorama Wellness Resort - Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hotel Alpen Tesitin Panorama Wellness Resort
Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
4.9 Excellent

South Tyrolean friendliness, modern feel-good ambience, magnificent view of the Dolomites, outdoor sun infinity pool with wow effect and 180° dream panorama.

from 199 € per day
AMONTI & LUNARIS Wellnessresort - Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
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AMONTI & LUNARIS Wellnessresort
Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
4.7 Excellent

Your NEW AMONTI & LUNARIS WELLNESSRESORT in the Aurina valley with 6.000m² spa area and large Sky Garden.

from 197 € per day