To experience is to come alive!

Recharge your batteries in the mountains.

There’s so much to explore in and around the Alpinum. Especially in the mountains! But you won’t only reach the highest highs, you can also burrough deep down, within yourself. Focussing on you and your true self is key to a really beneficial holiday. Do yoga in the Swiss pine room, relax on the sunbathing lawn, float in the indoor pool, indulge at the breakfast table. Take very deep breaths in nature! Feel free, feel fresh, feel vital. Experiences in Alpinum are active, meditative and culinary; they will touch your heart, your mind and your body. In short: it’s an immersive experience that will infiltrate into every cell of your body. Experiences are energy and vitality! You’ll stack up on that in a big way when you’re really there for yourself. To experience is to come alive.

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Hike to the Kasseler hut (2276 m)

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Put on some good hiking boots , and don’t forget to pack a sweater, rain cover and enough to drink .Even in august it might be windy and chilly up there.

Starting point is the large parking lot (you have a fee to pay) behind the Hotel Bacher in Rein in Taufers.
From there follow the marking 1 to the Kasseler hut with a walking time of approx. 2.5 hours.
The slightly steep ascent gets you through a shady larch forest, but…. after about an hour’s reward with a fantastic view of idyllic mountain meadows and pastures.
Arnold and Silvia, the two landlords, look forward to welcome their guests and pamper them with South Tyrolean specialties and home-made herb and berry schnapps.
For the well trained ones we consider something else: the Arthur Hartdegen trail.
With its 5 hour hike , the tour is not that easy but you will be compensated with the sight of a breathtaking mountain scenery.

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Cafè Domino

Feel like some homemade ice cream, colourful cakes, a little snack or simply wanna enjoy a bit of dolce vita in the village? Walk across the street and sit down at Café Domino, you’re always welcome here!

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Active Mountain

Your activity program

See the best side of the summer – and with a view: Ice Climbing Wall, Snow Shoe Tour or Ski-Technique-Day… The possibilities and events are as colourful and varied as the flowers on the lush meadows are!

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Regional produce

South Tyrol, the Ahrntal Valley and its nature are very precious, literally. To make sure you get a real taste of the environs we mostly use produce from the surrounding area for our breakfast and bar.

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The power of water

Water is the element of the Ahrntal Valley. That’s why, every Friday, an ex-forest warden named George will take people on easy hikes that pass waterfalls, mills, sawmills and also stroll through gorges. All of this is part of the ‘Activemountain Program’.

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Family mountainbiking

Every Tuesday it’s time to dust off your mountain bike and pack up your whole family to join in the ‘Activemountain Program’ at Castle Taufers. There will be trained professionals showing families the best and safest way down hill.

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Almhopping

Hiking for gourmets: walk from mountain hut to mountain hut and indulge in their specialties! This takes place every Monday and is part of the ‘Activemountain Program’. No need for a strenuous hike to enjoy these mountain delicacies!

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Hiking with Hans Kammerlander

Exclusively for our house guests: Go on a hike with mountaineering legend Hans Kammerlander, followed by a motivational talk and a viewing of his movie in our Swiss stone pine room.

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Skiing day at the Kronplatz

Taking a trip to South Tyrol’s #1 skiing mountain is especially worth it in the low seasons. From the end of November until the end of the season you’ll find perfect slopes waiting for you. At the top you can experience an amazing panoramic view over the Zillertaler Alps, the Dolomites and all the way to the Marmolada.
There is a slope for every experience level – beginner to pro. If you need a snack, head over to the Ütia Bivacco hut, run by my friend Robert, it’s still a secret insider tip. Far off from the crowds you’ll always find the time to clink prosecco glasses with him. His homemade Swiss stone pine schnapps is better than any medicine, it’s a real must try!

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Hike to the Hochrautalm hut

If you want to take a family friendly hike in the Pustertal / Val Pusteria valley, we can highly recommend this tour.
The parking place above the Mudlerhof in Taisten (Welsberg) is your starting point. If you want an easy hike, then take a left and follow the forest road all the way to the Hochrautalm (about 45 min, even with a baby stroller).
Hikers with a bit more stamina should take the ascent to the Lutterkopf (2145m), then on the way back walk over the Brunnerwiesen over to the Hochrautalm.
Michaela and Angelika prepare seasonal local delicacies with lots of tender loving care. From pasta to desserts and even the jams: everything is homemade here. It’s definitely one of the best huts from a culinary perspective.

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Free 'Skipass' Weeks

4 nights starting from 190 € per person !
7 nights starting from 300 € per person !

from 06.12.2019 until 23.12.2019
If you stay a minimum of 4 days, you will receive a free 3 day ski pass. If you stay 7 days or more you’ll get a free 6 day ski pass.