Holidays in Castelrotto – Vacation in the Dolomites
The territory of the municipality of Castelrotto extends from the Isarco Valley all the way to Val Gardena and includes the Alpe di Siusi, the largest mountain plateau in Europe. The nature park Sciliar-Catinaccio creates a stunning backdrop for varied holidays in an unspoilt landscape. The mighty peak of Mount Sciliar – 2563 meters – rises majestically above the village. At its feet there is the Lake of Fiè, one of the most beautiful bathing lakes in South Tyrol. Green meadows surround the village and on beautiful hiking paths and mountain biking trails you can enjoy the beautiful nature during your carefree vacation in Castelrotto.
Rural holiday idyll during your vacation in Castelrotto
Castelrotto is located at an altitude of about 1,050 meters above sea level and has approximately 6,500 inhabitants. An impressive local landmark is the 88-meter-high baroque church tower with its onion tip. If you take the trouble to climb the 325 wooden steps to the top of the tower you will be rewarded with a magnificent view. Castles and ancient ruins, some dating back to the period of Roman domination in the Alps, abound in the municipality of Castelrotto. The ornately painted houses create a romantic ambience. During your holiday in Castelrotto you may take an excursion to the ruins of Hauenstein. Legend has it that it once belonged to the medieval minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein.
Living traditions in Castelrotto
You will be welcomed in Castelrotto with the genuine, heartfelt hospitality of South Tyrol. Old traditions, customs and practices are maintained and celebrated in the idyllic mountain village. The customary costumes of the inhabitants are among the most magnificent in South Tyrol. On numerous festivals and processions during your holiday in Castelrotto you will get the chance to admire these traditional dresses. On certain occasions, such as Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart and Thanksgiving sumptuously staged parades are held. Castelrotto is the home of the musical group “Kastelruther Spatzen”, which are among the best known folk musicians in Europe.