Holidays in Kastelruth
In the pretty mountain village and its districts, there live about 5,500 inhabitants. At the same time, Kastelruth is the home town of the world-famous band folk music group Kastelruther Spatzen. Every year, the renowned musicians come back to give a concert – the biggest tent festival in the Alps and a must for all who like folk music.
Kastelruth is popular not only among music lovers, but it offers leisure activities, culture and scenic highlights for everyone – because the village is located directly below the mighty mountain Schlern, where you can find numberless hiking routes and ski slopes.
In summer, the environs of Kastelruth invite you to make pleasant strolls and unhurried hikes. If you are very fit and free from giddiness, you can as well scale the rugged mountain summits of Schlern and Santner. In winter, the largest high alpine pasture – the Seiser Alm – offers many possibilities for your activity holidays: skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding, snowshoeing… or you just enjoy the wonderful panorama.
Seis am Schlern
The picturesque village Seis am Schlern is part of the municipality Kastelruth, embedded in a unique mountain scenery: dense forests, lovely hills, green mountain pastures and behind it all, the mighty massif Schlern. It is the perfect background for some pictures – and of course for a holiday.
So it is no wonder, that already many years ago, Kastelruth and Seis were popular summer resorts even for celebrities. For example Max Valier (South Tyrolean astronomer), Arturo Toscanini (Italian conductor) or Manfred Eigen (German Noble Prize winner for chemistry) spent their holiday here.