Caldaro- come and feel the heat
Here, south from the alps, grow cypresses, palms, almond trees, mature excellent wines and apples.
The beautiful region along the „wine street“ invites you to signed hiking and biking tours.
The „Mendelbahn“ is taking you to our home mountain in just 12 minutes where you can enjoy the stunning panorama view over the See and the Adige valley.
Those who want to hike, will enjoy Caldaro.
Professional and hobby bikers hop, here in Caldaro, gladly on the bike.
We offer you, with our maintained rental bikes, new E-Bikes and a small bike repair station, a perfect infrastructure for excellent bike tours. While the ones try bravely to finish the steep Mendelpass, the others shop in the nearby Neumarkt or Tramin and enjoy a Espresso, a Aperol Spritz or a local wine.
The hike through the Rastenbachklamm, over bridges and steps, is taking you to a wild and romantic nature. While the sun „burns“ down on the vines, the cool steam is coming down the ravine.
A steel way is leading next to a waterfall, over wooden stairs, through a secured ravine all the way to Altenburg (ital. Castelvecchio), where you find the St. Vigilius church from the middle ages and a breathtaking view over the Caldaro lake and the valley.
The Tröpfeltal (valley) is located near Caldaros Mitterdorf.
The way starts from the parking lot at the Major-von-Morandell square and continues towards the castel Campan, over the “Garnellen” way to the woods. We follow the left shore from the Tröpfl stream and the mark 17 uphill, cross the stream and continue the steel street towards Mendelpass. From here, you can choose either to follow the street to de Caldaro “Höhe” and from there back to St. Nikolaus or you go the same way back through the woods. The kids like this little hiking tour.
This hiking tour is perfect for the „lazy“ types. The „Mendelbahn“ (ropeway) takes you, in just 12 minutes, to Caldaro’s “home mountain” Mendel. This ropeway was built 115 years ago, is 2,5 km long and a height difference from 854m. The view from the mountain ropeway station is so breathtaking, that you almost need another beer, to get back to reality.
The wine lovers will enjoy this 8 shaped wine hiking trail. It takes you all the way to the positions where the „Vial“, „Prunar“, „Puntara and „Palurisch“ and other famous Kellerei Kaltern wines grow.
How do you recognize where which wine grows? Easy! You see the bronze boards on the floor which mark the position of the vines, used for the marked wine.
In October 2019, the 5th time already, Kaltern Pop Festival: it turns the Rooms, cellars, bars and the alleys into a paradise for all those, who enjoy temporary music. 400 music lovers come from all over to enjoy 40 international musicians, orchestra, choirs and bands, for 3 days and nights. Kaltern Pop is the perfect excuse for a short musical autumn break.
Interesting concerts, once in a lifetime atmosphere,and all that on the only lake stage in South Tyrol, the „ Katerer Seespiele“. The artists preform on an illuminated floating stage, which makes the whole performance seem magical and unique.