Discover what makes your heart glad
One piece of nostalgia and three of nature. None of our guests should miss these four highlights on the Ritten: The Ritten Railway, the Ritten Earth Pyramids, the Rittner Horn and the Rittner Horn area of outstanding natural beauty.
SIGHTS ON THE RITTEN NEAR BOLZANO
Nostalgia every 30 minutes: the Ritten Railway
You’ll fall in love at once with the Ritten Railway After climbing into one of the historic railway carriages you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back into the Belle Epoque. Opened on 13 August 1907, our little railway is also, after more than 110 years, still in excellent shape. Now augmented with modern wagons, the railway, which runs between Maria Himmelfahrt and Klobenstein, constitutes one of the biggest attractions on the Ritten. Travel is free of charge for our guests.
Masterpieces of nature: The Ritten Earth Pyramids
It's amazing what nature can make grow. The Ritten is home to the highest and best-formed earth pyramids in Europe. The clay soil left behind by ice age glaciers, which is rock hard in dry conditions, is washed out by the rain and carried away. The clay only remains under pieces of rock. Hiking there and taking a look is a must!
The box seat of the Dolomites: the Rittner Horn
An overwhelming panorama, a heavenly place, a place of inspiration. On the panoramic trail to the Rittner Horn, superlatives are more than justified. Take a break at the famous “Round Table”, a design by Franz Messner, and get to know the names of the surrounding summits. Every minute at this place of relaxation is good for the soul.
Especially valuable: the Rittner Horn area of outstanding natural beauty
The Tann is located at the heart of the Rittner Horn area of outstanding natural beauty. Just a short distance from the hotel are the fringes of numerous larch meadows and pastures with an impressive variety of species of flowers and plants. Highlights are the upland moors on the “Loden” and the Kircher Lacke, an idyllically situated forest lake. The uniquely lovely area has earned special protection.