Hiking and more: Rosskopf
Sterzing in upper Eisacktal is one of the highest cities in the Alps. Situated only a two-minutes-walk from the medieval city centre of Sterzing, a modern gondola lift brings you to Rosskopf – in summer and in winter. During the cold months, Rosskopf is a famous skiing area with perfectly prepared slopes and a wonderful toboggan run. In summer, it offers varied activities for all ages in the middle of a dreamlike mountain landscape.
Reaching the summit by cableway
Also in summer, the gondolas hover to an altitude of 1,800 m and in the main season, a panoramic chairlift goes even higher-. This way, everybody has the possibility to enjoy a dreamlike panoramic view over Zillertal Alps, the Dolomites, Sarntal Alps and Stubai Alps. It is rare that you can reach a mountain world with easy and challenging hiking tours directly from a city. We particularly recommend the Dolomieu path passing along six pastures and finishing in Pflersch valley, guaranteeing an unforgettable holiday.
Holiday fun for young & old
At the top station of the panoramic chairlift, there is a very special parcours: If you have always wanted to know what disc golf is, you have the possibility to try this combination of golf and Frisbee on Rosskopf. Provided that you have good shoes and condition, the highest parcours with 18 courses in Europe offers fun for the whole family.
Right beside Rosskopf top station, Rossy Park petting zoo is a wonderful attraction for kids: Donkeys, goats, sheep and rabbits are waiting for their caresses. With the alpacas and lamas, you can also make trekking tours by appointment.
Interesting insights & refreshment stops
Also at Rosskopf top station, you can find the start of the water adventure trail. These thematic path follows the water’s course from Rosskopf to Sterzing and allows you to have exciting insights in the gaining of the precious potable water. Enjoy the clear spring water or playing on the water playground – the adventure trail is waiting with refreshing fun for all ages.
Afterwards, you can finish your perfect holiday with a visit in Sterzing city centre. Countless shops in the wonderful historical centre and traditional inns and restaurants offer a mix of Alpine and Mediterranean way of life.