Pfatten / Vadena
The municipality of Pfatten/Vadena is located in southern South Tyrol, only a few kilometres from the provincial capital of Bozen/Bolzano. It is situated on the Wine Road (Südtiroler Weinstraße), in the middle of apple trees and forests, and has a Mediterranean flair. Also, the eastern side of the popular Lake Caldaro (Kalterer See) borders on the municipality. Thanks to the moderate climate, Pfatten is worth a visit, especially in spring, when nature starts to wake up earlier than in other parts of South Tyrol. This area is particularly beautiful when the apple trees are in blossom.
Attractions in and around Pfatten/Vadena
In and around Pfatten, you can choose between a variety of itineraries for hikes or cycling tours. Also, motorcyclists have the choice between many different roads with great views, for example, the one that leads up to the Mendel Pass. To relax, you can spend a beautiful day at Lake Caldaro or go for a walk in the apple orchards and vineyards.
The near hiking areas in southern South Tyrol are worth a visit, too, and you should not miss out on a hike up to the romantic ruins of Leuchtenburg Castle above Lake Caldaro. Those who want to find out more about viticulture and fruit cultivation in the region can visit the Research Centre Laimburg (for groups of more than 10 people). Furthermore, visiting one of the many wineries with a wine tasting afterwards is a must-do when in this area.