Highlights

The magic of diversity

Nature and culture throughout the year

The Montiggler Lakes and their environment have a special fascination at every time of the year.
In spring the flowers out in blossom earlier than elsewhere in South Tyrol. This is the very best time to visit the “Frühlingstal” (Spring Valley) in the Montiggler Forest.

In summer there is shade and swimming to be found around the lake, while the calendar is filled with innumerable cultural, musical and fun events.

The autumn sees the land transformed into a blaze of colours. Wine, its architecture and associated events are the highlights of this season. You should in no circumstances miss a “törggelen” evening featuring new wine, typical South Tyrolean specialities and roasted chestnuts.

Even in winter there is a mysterious, romantic atmosphere around the Montiggler Lake and the surrounding villages. Far from the shopping frenzy of the cities, your attention will turn to the spiritual side of the forthcoming festive season.

The Seehotel Sparer can tempt you with hearty local specialities and Mediterranean cuisine all year round. The local area can also offer plenty of highlights.

Events and highlights Events and highlights


Events and highlights

January/February/March
The “Egetmann” carnival procession (every two years) www.egetmann.com
Walking in the “Frühlingstal” (Spring Valley) in the Montiggler Forestwww.eppan.com
Therme Meran (hot baths) www.thermemeran.it

April/May/June
Eppan Wine Day in the Lanserhaus www.eppan.com
South Tyrolean Wine Route weeks www.suedtiroler-weinstrasse.it
Meran Flora www.meranflora.info
Haflinger horse races in Meran www.meranomaia.it
Wine rides (April-October) www.suedtiroler-weinstrasse.it
Eppaner Burgenritt (horse race around Eppan castles) www.burgenritt.com
Bozen film days www.filmclub.it
Bozen wine tasting www.weinkost.it
Speck festival: www.speckfest.org
Oswald von Wolkenstein horse race iin Kastelruth/Seis/Völs www.ovw-ritt.com
South Tyrol Jazz Festival www.suedtiroljazzfestival.com
Mendel History www.scuderiadolomiti.com

July/August/September
Bozen cultural summer www.bolzanofestivalbozen.it
Wine culture weeks in St. Pauls – Eppan www.weinkulturwochen.com
Long Wednesday shopping in St.Michael – Eppan www.eppan.com
Montiggler Weis(se) music & wine evening www.eppan.com
Girlaner cellar festival www.eppan.com
Meran music weeks www.meranofestival.com
Piano academy in the Lanserhaus www.eppan.com
Lake Kaltern games www.kalterersee.com

Lake Kaltern games Die letzte Traubenfuhre

October/November/December
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle www.trauttmansdorff.it
Törggelen (new wine and chestnuts) in Eppan www.eppan.com
Grape festival in Meran www.meran.eu
Christmas markets www.suedtirol.info
Nativity scenes (cribs)in St. Pauls www.eppan.com
Eppaner Winterwald (Christmas market) www.eppan.com
Autochtona (local wines) www.autochtona.it

You can find out more about the events, places of interest and highlights from the tourist offices in St. Michael/Eppan and Frangart/Eppan as well as from the Seehotel Sparer reception.