The Alpenhof - Your Family Hotel near Merano
for not only kids...
The Alpenhof is suitable for everyone... relaxation-seekers, couples and families. Everyone gets his money's worth!
Children are particularly welcome at our family hotel near Merano, as we pride ourselves in being able to create wonderful memories your little ones will never forget. This could be a trip through Saltusio in the Alpenhof's own Fiat 500, baking their own pizza, hiking to the most beautiful mountain pastures or the weekly sing-along with landlord Walter.
In our fantastic play area, fun is spelt with a capital ‘F’! This is where your little ones can make friends for life. They can also let off steam at the table tennis table or during an exhilarating game of football before returning for bed in your room at our Alpenhof Hotel in Val Passiria, where they can drift off and dream about the exciting days to come during your family holiday in South Tyrol.
Our new children's sauna makes a day in our spa a truly relaxing family experience.
Dogs are also welcome guests in the Alpenhof! Various apartments have a garden in which your pet will feel comfortable.
No time for boredom!
Tips for family excursions in Val Passiria
Cycling through Val Passiria
All children love riding bikes! The Val Passiria cycle path is 20km long and is only a small climb. It leads through orchards and along the Passirio river from Merano to San Leonardo.
The power of water plays a huge role in Val Passieria. This is particularly evident between Moso and San Leonardo. The altitude difference to the destination is 340m, and you’re completely surrounded by the forces of nature, impressive waterfalls, comfortable paths, elaborately constructed metal bridges and the roar of the Passirio river. Old and young never cease to be amazed!
Children’s days in Val Passiria
In the warmer months, Val Passiria has something very special for our younger guests… an activity summer. A broad action-packed programme of sporting, creative, cultural and educational activities are on offer.
A day full of fun and games, led by experienced youth leaders, await guests to Val Passiria aged between 5 and 14.
You can find the programme here: erlebnissommer.info
Visit the Stone Age with Ötzi
- A visit to the Archeopark in the Senales Valley, with archery, baking, painting and drawing, pottery and arts and crafts.
- A visit to the Archaeology Museum in Bolzano with special exhibition for children - What did Ötzi eat? How did he live? Why did he need all these things?
Earth Pyramids on the Renon Mountain
Day trip to Soprabolzano, beginning with a journey from Bolzano to Collablo using the overhead railway. Then, we continue with the old cogwheel railway to Maria Assunta. The Earth Pyramids, rock formations shaped by years of rain, wind and melting snow, some of which are 20m high, suddenly come into view.
Beekeeping Museum on the Renon Mountain
The thatched Plattnerhof on Renon Mountain houses a beekeeping museum, featuring books about bees, an exciting quiz, bee-related crosswords and games and much, much more!
Trauttmansdorff Castle and Botanical Gardens in Merano
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle – with the water lily pond, the maze, the aviaries and the spectacular viewing platform, your kids will be in their element! Sissi, former Empress of Austria, bids you all welcome.
Rope Garden near Merano
Swing from tree to tree on the ‘Taser Family Pasture’
High above the trees, hanging bridges that swing and sway await you, as do ladders leaning against the tree trunks and ropes hanging from the branches. You truly do need to have a head for heights to master this obstacle course! Your little adventurers won’t get enough. Double swivels and cables ensure your kids are kept safe – a hair-raising experience is guaranteed!
Tirolo Falconry Park
Off to visit the bird doctor in Tirolo. The bird sanctuary, where sick and injured wild birds receive expert help to heal, is below Tirolo Castle. As soon as they are well enough, they are released back into the wild.
Falconry displays featuring birds of prey such as eagles, buzzards and owls take place twice a day.
A true spectacle!
Train Journey to Bolzano or into Val Venosta
Lots of children are enthralled by the atmosphere of a train station. Loud rumbling and the screeching of brakes announce the arrival of the incoming train - then climb aboard and find yourself a carriage as, with a jolt, the train departs again.
Soon, beautiful landscapes will begin whizzing past your window. Into the tunnel… blackness… then sudden light. Some stretches of the journey are slow, some are fast, but we always reach our destination.
What’s more... you can hire bicycles from any station along the Venosta railway and return them at another station of your choice. The cycling trail is beautiful and great to ride.
Rope Garden near Terlano
Endless fun of climbing and balancing as you move through a world of ropes, beams and hanging bridges. Experience the countryside from a completely new perspective. Professional instructors are always on hand to offer help and advice.
Hochseilgarten bei Terlan
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