Discover an extraordinary piece of architecture in South Tyrol

Schwarzenstein Hut

In South Tyrol, you will of course find fine mountain huts, but this one literally stands out. At a height of no less than 3,026 metres, it is the highest situated hut in South Tyrol. Construction of the Schwarzensteinhütte was completed in 2017 and features modern architecture. In fact, the hut is built in a hexagonal shape. The altitude of this hut naturally offers stunning views that reach from the Alps to the Dolomites. In addition, the hut is the perfect starting point for both tough and easier (glacier) tours.

Kurtatsch vineyards

Are you a wine lover? Then the beautiful vineyards of Kellerei Kurtatsch are the place to be for you. They are located in the village of Kurtatsch on breathtaking steep slopes from 220 to 900 metres above sea level. Such a large difference in altitude within a municipality is unique in Europe. These slopes not only offer great views, but are also ideal for the different types of wine that grow there. All wines are produced to reflect their different places of origin as much as possible. You can also experience this authentic wine experience yourself by taking a tour or visiting the unique barrique cellar 'Dolomit' with its natural rock wall.

Prinz Rudolf Smart Hotel

Despite not opening until 2020, the public already knows how to give this special hotel a lot of attention. The Prinz Rudolf Smart Hotel was designed by DEAR Studio architects Manuel Gschnell and Stefano Longo, who have a focus on innovative projects. But besides its modern look and design, what makes the hotel so special? The roof! This is because on the roof there are three swimming pools, a sauna and, as icing on the cake, an infinity pool. Enjoy with a big G the views over Meran/Merano, the Vinschgau Valley and the Texel Group mountain range with its nature park.

Other special highlights

  • Hotel BRIOL in Barbian/Barbiano: een idyllisch hotel met uitzicht op de Dolomieten.
  • Hotel Milla Montis in Meransen/Maranza: met bijzondere bogen en donker hout een bijzondere accommodatie.
  • Floris green suites in Hotel Florian: met je eigen wellness en groen decor, allemaal in je eigen suite.
  • Hotel Buehelwirt: winnaar van de German design award 2019, een bijzondere bouwstijl en dat te midden van het Ahrntal.
  • Mirror houses in Bolzano/Bozen: jij hebt een prachtig uitzicht op de appelgaarde, maar van buiten ben je niet te zien. Met recht een unieke accommodatie.
  • Flurin hotel & restaurant: een van de oudste gebouwen in Glurns/Glorenza was ooit een gerechtsgebouw en gevangenis, nu een uniek hotel.
  • Oberholz hut in Obereggen: op 2096 meter hoogte de perfecte stop tijdens je ski- of hike dag.
  • Edelrauthütte: in the middle of nowhere is dit een hikers paradijs.
  • Pfitscher wijnhuis: de hele familie, tot aan opa aan toe is betrokken bij dit bijzondere wijnhuis met haar wijnvelden die stijl omhoog lopen.

About South Tyrol

South Tyrol is Italy's northernmost province and lies on the southern side of the Alps. The mountains in this area are known as the Dolomites. It is sunny as many as 300 days a year, making it the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Culinary delights are certainly possible in this area, which has the highest density of Michelin stars per square kilometre in Italy.  South Tyrol's rich and turbulent history means there is much to visit and admire culturally.  For more information on South Tyrol, visit


Photo credits: 

© IDM Südtirol - Harald Wisthaler,  © Davide Perbellini, © IDM Südtirol - Manuel Kottersteger, © Milla Montis Danielzangerl