Wine & more: holidays in Kaltern
Kaltern is located on the well-known wine route in Southern South Tyrol and the village is almost a synonym for Mediterranean flair – thanks to the lush vineyards in the vicinity, cypresses, olive trees all around and nearby lake Kalterer See – the warmest lake throughout the Alps.
During your stay in Kaltern the beautiful landscape invites you to make pleasant walks and hikes, passing historic manor houses, nice villages and last but not least, many enticing cafeterias and tavern – because the siesta is part of life in the south. So let you invite to drink a glass of the famous Vernatsch, a first-class red wine produced in the area. And if you want to learn more about wine and its cultivation, you should visit the wine museum in Kaltern.
If you rather prefer more adventurous and panoramic trip, we recommend you to go up the mountain Mendel by cable car. The lift facility has been constructed at the end of the 19th century within only two years. Today, it ranks among the steepest and longest cable cars throughout the world.
Doubtlessly one of the most popular sites in Kaltern is the lake of the same name, which is located in the midst of vineyards, forests and reeds. It is about 2 km long, 1 km large and averagely only 4 m deep. Therefore, it is probably the warmest bathing lakes in the Alps and a popular meeting point for passionate swimmers and families with children from May to September.