Where nature, culture & art become one

A varied holiday at the Vitalpina-Hotel Waldhof**** in Parcines
"Nature does everything to overwhelm you: it seduces your nose with inviting scents, pampers your ears with gentle sounds, shows itself in its most beautiful clothes - sometimes green, sometimes white, sometimes bright – and reveals its most precious treasures to you ...”

Are you looking for a mix of lush nature and cultural variety? Then the Hotel Waldhof in Rablà is just the place for you!
A place dotted with flower-filled alpine meadows, majestic castles, cultural monuments, top-class concerts and sophisticated exhibitions.
A place that seduces the palate - with regional specialities and South Tyrolean street food.
A place to make new friends - with both old and young locals.
A place for families, for memorable shared memories - framed by the edges of trees and mountains and painted in the shades of the nature all around.
A place between Merano and the Val Venosta Valley where there is so much to experience:

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

Only a 20-minute drive from Hotel Waldhof in Rablà you can discover a fairytale kingdom of flowers, plants and art treasures ... time for a colourful, scented stroll through the botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano - THE garden highlight in the Merano region. More than 80 garden landscapes with 5,300 plant species from all over the world, impressive artists' pavilions and many local and exotic animals. An experience not to be missed!

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City life & village flair

From the Alpine-Mediterranean garden village of Lagundo with its orchards, vines, palms and olive trees, to the lively market town of Lana, the largest fruit-growing village in South Tyrol and the colorful capital city of South Tyrol, Bolzano, with its medieval arcades, magnificent cathedral and exciting art and cultural highlights. Otherwise, how about a visit to South Tyrol’s smallest city? A 50-minute drive from the Hotel Waldhof Glorenza awaits you with its medieval alleys, churches and manor houses. Don't feel like driving? Then take the bus to Merano and stroll through Sissi's favourite town.

Castles

South Tyrol is not short of historic manors and castles. Even Parcines is home to one or the other noble building. For example, the Stachlburg - former village castle and residence of the Count of Parcines and current home of the Stachlburg bio wine estate - that impresses with its medieval flair in the heart of the village. Just a few steps away, there are the Tour of Gaudenz (1348) and the Spauregg Castle, dating back to the 12th century - noble witnesses of past times. Speaking of castles, half an hour's drive from the Hotel Waldhof towers a real gem: the famous Castle Tyrol with the South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History.

Art & culture highlights around Rablà

Does your heart beat for art and culture? Then South Tyrol will not disappoint you: from the interesting themed exhibitions at Castle Tyrol and the ancient frescoes in the St. Proculus Church and Museum in Naturno to the Myth of Mountain exhibition in the Mountain Messner Museum and summer residence of the South Tyrolean mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner: Juval Castle. Furthermore, you can enjoy a vernissage at the Kunsthaus in Merano, a modern and contemporary art exhibition at the Museion in Bolzano, top-class concerts at the South Tyrol Jazz Festival ...

Royal and Imperial Museum Bad Egart

In the Royal and Imperial Museum Bad Egart near Parcines, curious visitors and monarchy lovers get their money's worth. The oldest Badl in Tyrol (it is proven that this spring was already used in 1430) surprises its visitors with valuable pieces from the Habsburg era - from Empress Sissi to Crown Prince Rudolf -, a small shop with typical products from the Val Senales Valley, stone masks and menhirs, a snail farm and other interesting highlights. A thrilling place for the whole family!

Train World Museum

Did you know that in Rablà, near Parcines, you can find the largest digital model railroad in Italy? In the Train World Museum in Rablà - one of the largest private collections in Europe - 800 meters of laid track, 70 running trains, 400 vehicles and 12.000 miniature figures await you. And there's more: little train and railway enthusiasts can drive a miniature train themselves! Well then ... choo-choo, choo-choo!

Climbing gardens around Parcines

Only 8 minutes by car from our Vitalpina Hotel, young and older climbers can challenge their skills: no matter if beginner or professional - in the Burgstallknott Climbing Area, 37 routes offer an unforgettable acrobatic experience. Real climbing pros should not miss the Huafwond Panorama Climbing Area at the Monte Sole in Parcines, with more than 30 different climbing routes from grade II to IX and rope lengths of partly more than 30 meters – a place where adventurous hearts beat faster!

Labyrinth Garden Kränzelhof

A successful interplay of art and nature, consisting of a 20,000 m² of garden, a labyrinth of vines, an atmospheric water landscape, 7 gardens with sculptures and installations by contemporary artists ... And since adventure is known to make you hungry, the adjacent gourmet restaurant rounds off the family experience - with refreshing drinks, fine wines from the region and Alpine-Mediterranean dishes. Ready to spend a day at the Kränzelhof Labyrinth Garden? 20 minutes by car and you're there!