Experience and enjoy Plaus

 
Plaus - one of the smallest communities in South Tyrol - is located in the flat valley embedded in well kept orchards and vineyard. Plaus is in sunny and quiet surroundings, off the main road.
The climate: dry and warm. In March already, the thermometer rises up to 20 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.
And, there are nice and warm days in autumn right up to late October as well. The autumn is the time for harvesting and for enjoying the new wine.
Our community has many leisure-time activities to offer - hiking, walking and cycling - in the flat valley floor or on the slopes of Monte Nörder and Monte Sole right up to the glaciers of the Val Senales.
 


Popular destinations for outings into the closer surroundings are Tyrol Castle or the Botanical Gardens of Trauttmandorff Palace. Idyllic landscape can be found in Valle Martello, in Val Senales or in the hiking area of the Passo S. Vigilio. The Dolomites, Lake Caldaro, Lake Garda, Verona or Venice are a bit further afield.
As you can see, we cannot provide boredom, but a variety of offers for an unforgettable holiday at Park Hotel Villa Etschland in Plaus.



The Dolomites

The Dolomites
The "Empire of the Pale Mountains" of the immortalised southern Tyrolean actor and mountaineer Luis Trenker. Every visitor to South Tyrol has to see or experience this natural monument. The ring road through the Dolomites takes you past all the highlights: Lago di Carezza and Carezza mountain pass, Fassa valley, Pordoi pass, snow-covered Marmolada mountain which saw heavy fighting during the First World War, Corvara, Gardena pass, Sella pass, and finally the Gardena valley itself. The best way to experience this spectacle of nature is by an organised day trip.
An excursion by coach costs between € 25.00 and € 30.00 per person.



Alpe di Siusi

Alpe di Siusi
The Alpe di Siusi belongs to the highest pasture areas in Europe at an altitude of around 2,100 m (6,890 ft.), which is surrounded by the Sciliar and the Sassolungo mountain range. A large number of rare Alpine flowers grow here in this highly protected area. In summer, the Alpe di Siusi is an ideal area for hiking. The Alpine pasture can be accessed easily by car from Bolzano and Siusi.
An excursion by coach & a hike costs about € 20.00 per person.



Venice

Venice
Venice - a dream on water. The "Serenissima" was built on 118 small islands; channels pass through the whole of the town, and more than four hundred bridges span the romantic waterways. The wealth of this town at one time was incredible. Attractions, such as the Doge's Palace, the Rialto bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, the Canal Grande, and many more testify of this grandeur still today.
An excursion by coach costs about € 42.00 per person (including compulsory tourist pass).



Lake Garda

Lake Garda
This is where the Alps meet the Mediterranean. At 364 sqkm. (141 sqm), the largest Alpine lake in Europe, Lake Garda is bedded between the headlands of Brescia and Monte Baldo Mountain. Far beyond its borders, Lake Garda is well-known for its Mediterranean flora, the deep-green blue of the water. Typical fishing villages, such as Limone, Malcesine or Garda with their narrow streets, pretty shops and cafés are very inviting for a stay.
An excursion by coach costs about € 29.50 per person.



Verona - Arena di Verona

Verona - Arena di Verona
The town made famous by Romeo and Juliet invites you for a visit. The biggest attraction is the arena, which is the site for famous opera performances during the summer months. Apart from the Italian flair, the whole town is one unique attraction: the arena built by the Romans, Piazza delle Erbe, Via Mazzini, S. Zeno Basilica, Piazza Brà, the Roman theatre, Piazza dei Signori, the "Stone Bridge", and many more.
An excursion by coach costs about € 35.00 per person.
Trips to the festival are organised during the summer months.



Bolzano and "Ötzi" the iceman

Bolzano and "Ötzi" the iceman
A visit to Bolzano is a must, definitely. It is well worth-while. The old part of the town with its unique arcades with the picturesque shops, Piazza Walter, the cathedral, the fruit market are worth the visit. The South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum with presumably the most well-known south tyrolean, "Ötzi", is a must. In the afternoon we recommend a detour to the Renon high-altitude plateau with its stone pyramids. The weekly market is held in Bolzano every Saturday morning.
An excursion by coach costs about € 20.00 per person (possibility to visit the eldest southern Tyrolean "Ötzi" at the Archaeological Museum in Bolzano).



Val Venosta

Val Venosta
No valley in South Tyrol has such valuable and rare attractions from Carolingian and Roman times as the Val Venosta, starting from the small San Procolo church nearby, the Coira Castle in Sluderno, and Monte Maria Monastery. Other destinations for outings are the villages of Solda and St. Martin am Kofel (Laces), Lake Resia, Val Martello, Castle Juval now owned by the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner, the village of Glorenza, the Tarres Alpine pasture, the marble quarry of Lasa, Passo delle Stelvio with its national park, et cetera are looking forward to welcome you.
An excursion by coach costs about € 21.00 per person.



Val Senales - Val di Fosse

Val Senales - Val di Fosse
The Val Senales belongs to the most interesting side valley of the Val Venosta. Woods and meadows take turns with old farmhouses. The valley station of Val Senales glacier train at the valley head is surrounded by mountains with the Maso Corto mountain (2,011 m / 6,597 ft.) in the centre. Only a few minutes of travelling time will take into the glacial world of the Alpi Venoste and the discovery locality of "Ötzi". Apart from that, the Val Senales offers some unique hiking tours, such as the trails to Mastaun Alpine pasture, Val di Fosse or up to Similaun refuge hut and the path around artificial lake Vernago.



Merano and its surroundings

Merano and its surroundings
The flair of the former imperial Austrian spa town can still be felt today. The picturesque spa rooms, the promenade, the pretty shops under the arcades, the parish church, the Tappeiner promenade, the powder tower, and many attractions more make the town worth a visit. The villages of Dorf Tirol, Scena, Lana (fruit growing museum) and the unique hiking area Merano 2000 around the village of Avelengo are destinations for outings from Merano. The weekly market is held every Friday morning.
Round trips by coach are offered as from € 12.00 per person.



Lake Caldaro

Lake Caldaro
Gently sweeping lines define the landscape of the Oltradige region, and the eye drowns in a sea of vineyards. Lake Caldaro is the largest natural lake in South Tyrol. The name also stands for the most palatable wine of the region. A visit to a wine cellar with a tour and tasting is recommendable. A trip on the rack railway up to Mendola mountain pass is worth-while as well.
€ 6.50 are charged for a wine cellar tour and tasting.



Val Passiria

Val Passiria
Well-known for Andreas Hofer, the commander-in-chief of the Tyrolean rebels in the 19th century. The house where he was born in San Leonardo in Passiria can still be visited today. Many visitors know the valley mainly from driving through passing over Passo Giovo and Passo del Rombo. The end of the Val Passiria with its villages of Moso and Plan is especially wild and worth seeing, and is suitable for an outing with a short hike.



The Val d'Ultimo - pure nature

The Val d'Ultimo - pure nature
The Val d'Ultimo, which branches off in western direction through the Rio Valsure ravine, is well-known for its scenic beauty and its time-honoured farmhouses. You can combine the outing with a circular route at the head of the valley or the visit to the Val d'Ultimo museum (country museum in San Nicolò).



Hiking, hiking and hiking again it is

Hiking, hiking and hiking again it is
The region around Merano and the Val Venosta is one of the nicest hiking areas in South Tyrol. As early as March, the valley floor starts to green and blossom, and the hiking season starts, which ends in late autumn or middle of November with the classical tasting of the new wine, which is referred to locally by "Törggelen", and with the smell of roasted chestnuts.
Guided hiking tours are offered daily by the tourist offices.







 
 

 
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