|THE LAKE OF COSTALOVARA
||PYRAMID OF EARTH
|MUSEUM OF BEES
||TRAIN OF RENON
|ART AND CULTURE
||FROZEN FRITZ AND BOLZANO
|The famous Earth Pyramids are among the most celebrated natural features on the Ritten. The raw material for the earth pyramids comes from moraine clays deposited by the main Eisack valley glacier, as well as local tributary glaciers, in the late ice age.
|On the Ritten you‘ll find several earth pyramids, particularly those in the "Katzenbachtal" below Oberbozen (very closed to our house) and in the "Finsterbachtal", between Lengmoos and Mittelberg, which are most well-known. Further one finds still earth pyramids in the proximity of Unterinn.
|Renon art lovers will have their bright joy: No less than 30 religious buildings from different eras adorn the image here and testify to the still highly practiced Catholicism. One of the most important is the "Kommende" of the Teutonic Order in Lengmoos. It was founded in the 13th Century as a hospice.|
|Teutonic Order Hospice
Since the Middle Ages the Eisack ravine has not been passable to merchants, pilgrims, and even emperors. So all of them had to crossed over Renon. At the highest point, the St. Ulrich's Pass, a hospital was built, which represented a place to sleep for travelers. Also about 60 emperors have stayed when they came to Rome for the coronation. In the 14th Century the Kunterweg was builded through the Eisacktal. So the hospice suddenly lost its importance, and become a religious place of the Teutonic Order. Today there are guided tours, concerts and exhibitions. In the court are held annually the Rittner Summer Games, open-air theater.
Closed to our house you will find the Plattner Bienenhof. It is about 600 years old and can be considered one of the most picturesque farms in South Tyrol. At the end of the 1980's the Gramms, a business family from Bozen restored the farm over a period of about four years, as the farm had had no work done to it during the whole of the 20th century. The farm is now a museum for apiculture, where you can find an extensive collection of objects concerning historical apiculture. The living quarters of the farm have been restored to their original form and provide the visitor with an insight into the life of alpine farmers in days gone by. Nearly all of the exposed objects are original articles of which were used in everyday life and now bear witness to the old, ancient agricultural life in South Tyrol. Outside the visitor can admire a typical farm garden and a pond and, last but not least, enjoy unspoilt nature, peace and quiet and the unforgettable view of the Ortler to the Dolomites.
free with the RittenCard!
Long ago Bolzano has developed into a shopping and cultural city. Its old town with the famous arcades, the old houses with paintings, the shopping area, the bars and pubs invite you to have a relaxed stay in Bolzano. You can reach Bolzano comfortably in only 12 minutes with our panoramic cable car! She runs every 4 minute and takes you almost to the center (about 5 minutes). And it's free with the RittenCard that you receive from us!