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Experience the Antholz valley
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Immerse yourself into a world of discovery

Ready to enjoy a unique holiday? Ready for experiences that will stick forever in your memory? In the Antholz valley you will discover much more than impressive peaks, lush green alpine pastures, dark green spruce and swiss pine forests and rustic mountain huts. In the midst of the imposing mountain world of the Rieserferner mountain range – with its 38 three-thousanders – you will encounter enchanting water worlds. Here, in our Blue Valley, waters freeze on icy glaciers, meander their way through rocks and valleys, rush down roaring waterfalls, stream along the riverbed and come to rest in picturesque mountain lakes. Discover the rare landscape of the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park! How? Find it out together with us!

Valley view | © Wisthaler Harald
Valley view | © Wisthaler Harald
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Enjoy unique landscapes

Our nature-loving dale extends into a charming side valley of the Pustertal valley, to the east of Bruneck/Brunico and all the way up to the mountain pass called Staller Saddle at the Austrian border. 6 towns offer the ideal starting point for activities in one of the most unspoilt vales in South Tyrol. And there are so many of these activities that after the first few days you will already be thinking about what you want to do during your next holiday. Our motto: Head out into nature – all year round! Be it hiking and mountaineering, promenading, biking and jumping into the lake in summer or skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing and winter hiking in the snowy fairytale landscape in winter – enjoy the one-of-a-kind nature and explore its most secret corners.

Water experiences in the Antholz valley

Are you as fascinated by water as we are? Well, in our secluded valley you'll feel like you're in paradise.  There are many water treasures to discover, providing you with a feeling of deep relaxation and recreation as well as unforgettable moments in this unique natural setting. Whether young or grown-up water lovers, romantics, pleasure seekers, nature enthusiasts or outdoor fans: set out to come across fascinating mountain lakes, lively waterfalls and many other water places to dive into.

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2026: ANTHOLZ BECOMES OLYMPIC!

Exactly 70 years after Cortina and 20 years after Turin, the world's largest winter sports event will once again take place in Italy. The candidature of Milan and Cortina won the bid for the Olympic Winter Games 2026. 

Antholz will host the Biathlon competitions. Thus, for the first time in sports history, Olympic medals will be won on South Tyrolean soil.
The 25th Olympic Winter Games will take place from 6 to 22 February 2026, the Paralympics from 6 to 15 March 2026, although these competitions will not be held in Antholz.

 

DATE: 06.02. - 22.02.2026

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Arrival

by train

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Get on board and lean back. Thanks to excellent train connections from Germany, Austria & Switzerland,  travelling by train is a stress-free and environmentally friendly alternative to the car.

 

► From Germany or Austria: The national railway companies of Germany and Austria, DB & ÖBB, run daily from Munich to Bolzano/Bozen (with stops at Brenner/Brennero, Franzensfeste/Fortezza and Brixen/Bressanone). To reach the Antholzertal valley, you have to change in Franzensfeste to the connection to the Pustertal valley. The nearest train station is in Olang/Valdaora. The South Tyrol connecting ticket additionally entitles you to use all public transport to reach the train station on the day of your arrival/departure. 
 

► From Switzerland: The Railjet Express & Eurocity runs several times a day via Innsbruck and the Brenner/Brennero to South Tyrol. In Franzensfeste/Fortezza you have to change to the local railway of the Pustertal valley to reach Olang/Valdaora. From here you can take the bus to reach the Antholzertal valley.

 

Our tip:

To reach your accommodation, you can also take the South Tyrol shuttle services “Südtirol Transfer” and “Book your Shuttle”. Some accommodation facilities also offer their own shuttle service.

Arrival

by bus

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The bus offers another convenient alternative to travelling by car. Thanks to Flixbus and others, there are also plenty of travel options via Munich and Innsbruck. With these connections you can reach the train & bus stations of Bolzano/Bozen, Meran/Merano, Mals/Malles, Brixen/Bressanone, Bruneck/Brunico and Innichen/San Candido as well as the long-distance bus stops in Bolzano, Klausen/Chiusa, Vahrn/Varna, Sterzing/Vipiteno and Meran/Merano.

 

You can reach your accommodation by travelling with the South Tyrol shuttle services “Südtirol Transfer” and “Book your Shuttle”. Some accommodation facilities also offer their own shuttle service to pick up their guests from the nearest train or bus station.

Arrival

by car

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The following routes will take you to the Antholzertal valley by car:
 

► via Innsbruck and Brenner/Brennero: Take the toll motorway A22 Brennerautobahn/Autostrada del Brennero. Leave the motorway at the exit “Brixen/Pustertal – Bressanone/Val Pusteria” and take the state road SS49-E66 to the Pustertal valley.
 

► via Lienz, East Tyrol (A): Pass the Austrian-Italian border at Ahrnbach/Winnebach on the state road B100-E66 and subsequently take state road SS49-E66 to the Pustertal valley.
 

Please note

- Winter tyres and snow chains are mandatory from November 15 to April 15.

- In Italy it is mandatory to be equipped with safety vests and to drive with lights on.

 

→ Route planner
→ Traffic information center Bozen

Arrival

by plane

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South Tyrol can also be reached by plane! In fact, we also have a small but excellent airport in Bolzano/Bozen, which is served three times a week by SkyAlps flights from Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Zurich and London You can also fly to the following airports (listing with information on the distance to and from Bruneck/Brunico):

 

► Innsbruck Airport – INN (105 km)

► Munich Airport – MUC (302 km)

► Treviso Airport – TSF (195 km)

► Venice Airport – VCE (205 km)

► Verona Airport – VRN (223 km)

► Bergamo Airport – BGY (326 km)

 

Once you have landed, you can continue your journey to South Tyrol with the train connections of Trenitalia, Italo, DB or ÖBB. It is also possible to take an airport shuttle of “Book your Shuttle” or “Südtirol Bus”. The service is currently offered for the airports of Innsbruck, Munich, Verona and Bergamo (remember to book the ride at least 48 hours before departure).

 

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Summer around the Kronplatz