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Where a visit always pays off.

The surrounding area and its tourist attractions.

Would you like to experience something special during your stay at the Josef Mountain Resort? Then, we have a few good tips to share with you. Take yourself on an interesting day out or take just a few hours to go on a discovery tour.

The racecourse

Pride of the city and of the whole Alto Adige, the racecourse of Merano is a sportsfield of rare beauty and a horseracing venue of international standing. Its emerald green expanse is framed by the urban scenary of the spa town, leading the way towards to the Alpine peaks beyond. The racecourse is the venue of most spectacular and ...

The Knottnkino

Have you ever been to a cinema where you can admire natural landscape? Well, certainly, not like this and not like at the Knottnkino cinema in Verano. Located on the Rotsteinkogel mountain, it can be reached from the Avelengo carpark in town by taking a signposted walking route; it has 30 wood and steel cinema-style seats designed and arranged by artist Franz Messner. From here, visitors have a ...

St. Kathrein Chapel

There is hardly another place quite so romantic in the nearby area of Josef Mountain Resort as the small St. Kathrein chapel. It is, so to speak, the landmark of the town of Avelengo and is still open for visits. The small church dates back to the 13th Century and the inside hosts well conserved frescos. We would highly recommend taking a walk on sunny day from the town of Avelengo along a small ...

The Spa town of Merano

The second largest city in South Tyrol, Merano, just 10 km away from Falzeben and, in the 19th Century, already famous as a spa town thanks to its Mediterranean climate. Merano is not only a favourite destination during summertime for leisure, shopping and strolls around the town but it also has lots to offer in winter. The annual Christmas Market is really spectacular and always has something ...

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle undisputedly belong to probably the most beautiful estate gardens in Europe. Extending over more than 12-hectars (29.65 acres), the gardens feature over 80 different garden landscapes, including woodland gardens, summer country gardens, water and terrace gardens and gardens which host and reflect the typical flora varieties of South Tyrol. The ...

The Merano Thermal Spa

A journey to a real oasis of wellbeing is offered by the Merano Thermal Spa. Here, R&R is guaranteed all-year round in a 50,000 m² of park lands. You will be able to float in any one of the 25 pools and enjoy 8 saunas, as well as therapeutic spa treatments which use natural, regional products. A work out at the fitness gym will allow you to burn off a lot of energy, so that, satisfied, you ...