Holiday in Castelrotto ... beneath the Sciliar Massif
In the heart of the Dolomites
As one of the most popular holiday resorts in South Tyrol, Castelrotto is popular with visitors both in summer and winter. As the seat of the Sciliar mountain area, Castelrotto (at an elevation of 1,060 m) offers a wide variety of recreational and entertainment opportunities, as well as outdoor activities and various events throughout the year. The town is also the home-base of the renowned local folk-music group, the Kastelruther Spatzen.
Above the town, lies the Alpe di Siusi: the largest mountain pasture in Europe. Ideal for summer hikes and snow skiing, the „Alpe“ is part of the Dolomites: a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As an exciting outdoor holiday destination, Castelrotto has plenty to offer visitors, including hiking, mountain climbing, road cycling, MTN biking, horse-riding, golf, paragliding and rafting.
In winter, the Alpe di Siusi high mountain pasture is transformed into a ski resort, offering ideal conditions for skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and cross-country skiing.
Just a few minutes away from the Hotel Zum Turm, the sprawling Alpe di Siusi ski area offers families with children a relaxing and secure winter holiday, from which the largest ski circuit in South Tyrol – the Dolomiti Superski – can also accessed.
Attractions ... always something to do
Besides the numerous winter and summer activities in Castelrotto, there are many interesting nearby destinations.
Ruins of Aichach Castle
... dating back to the 12th Century, the castle was under the rule of Castelrotto until 1741. Visiting the nearby Pflegerhof farmstead is also worthwhile, where all sorts of herbal teas and spices are grown, and are also for sale.
Ruins of Hauenstein Castle
... beneath Santner peak, and built by the Lords of Hauenstein in the 12th Century before it was expanded in the 15th and 16th Centuries. To see this still-majestic ruin, take hiking trail No. 8 from Siusi.
Ruins of Salegg Castle
... not far from Hauenstein Castle, through the forest. Though not much is left of the old Salegg Castle, it’s still worth visiting.
... built between 1490 and 1520, it’s a good example of a fortified castle that existed at the time of Emperor Maximilian I. The castle courtyard also boasts a separate late Gothic-era chapel. Inside are remarkable frescoes and ornamentation.
... accessible from the settlements of Tesimo and Tagusa along hiking trail No.1. The imposing Trostburg Castle looks down on Ponte Gardena, and its ornate interiors are well worth visiting.
Chairs of the Witches
... two odd-looking rocks shaped like chairs lie in the forest above Castelrotto. Besides being of primordial geological interest, this breath-taking location also offers panoramic vistas.