Bozen / Bolzano
Bolzano/Bozen, the gateway to the Dolomites and the capital city of South Tyrol. Different cultures, languages and architectural styles meet here. The capital lies in a valley basin between the vineyards and the Dolomites and has about 100,000 inhabitants. Culture, landscape or history... no matter what you are looking for, there is a lot to discover in Bolzano/Bozen!
The arcades are particularly popular in this medieval town, with their ancient alleys and many shopping opportunities. In the middle of the arcades you can find the fruit market, which is always worth a visit. Also the Cathedral of Bolzano and the Piazza Walther/Walterplatz are very worth seeing.
Those who are interested in history should definitely visit the Museum of Archaeology: here you can see the oldest frozen mummy in the world, Ötzi also called the "Iceman". In the Museion - the museum of modern and contemporary art - on the other hand, art lovers get their money's worth.
Sport enthusiasts can take three cable cars from Bolzano to the surrounding mountains: the Renon/Ritten, San Genesio/Jenesien and Colle/Kohlern cable car. By the way, the Colle/Kohlern cableway is the oldest suspension railway in the world.
Many first-class restaurants and traditional inns invite you to taste and enjoy the local delicacies in the city of Bolzano/Bozen. Here you can enjoy South Tyrolean specialities or Italian treats. In the evenings there is always something going on in Bolzano. How about an aperitif in the city centre?