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Bathing

Lake Kaltern is a magnificent bathing lake. Warm water, a Mediterranean flair, and nice people everywhere. The south shore is reserved for aquatic birds and fish, but four bathing lakes offer human guests unparalleled bathing pleasure. More-athletic guests enjoy swimming laps back and forth across the lake, while others prefer paddling out from the shore in paddle boats. Lake Kaltern is also a popular windsurfing locale – thanks to the warm afternoon wind!

The four bathing facilities are as follows:

The “Lido am Kalterer See” bathing facility (access to lake and outdoor swimming), St. Josef am See 16, 39052 Kaltern, phone: +39 0471 960 334; open from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. (May, September, and October), 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. (June, July, and August), admission: 7 € for adults, 4 € for children (3-14 years old), after 4 p.m., admission is 4.50 €, lounger: 5 €, books of 10 tickets or day tickets available.

The “Gretl am See” bathing facility (access to lake and outdoor swimming), St. Josef am See 18, phone: +39 0471 960 273, 39052 Kaltern, open from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m., admission: 5 € for adults, 3.20 € for children (5 to 16 years old), after 2 p.m., admission is 3.50 €, books of 12 tickets available.

The “Klughammer” bathing facility (access to lake), Klughammer 5, phone: +39 335 6034510, 39052 Kaltern; open from 9 a.m. till 6:30 p.m., admission: 5 € for adults, 3.50 € for children (up to 14 years of age), after 3:30 p.m., admission is 3.50 €

All of these bathing facilities are open from mid-May till the end of September.

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Bicycling

Kaltern is an Eldorado for bicyclists. There’s almost nowhere else in South Tyrol with so many appealing options to explore the region by mountainbike or electro-bike. Excellent prerequisites for a biking vacation. Among the most-popular bike paths are the ones leading to Altenburg, on the Fennberg, or to the Mendel. And if you’d rather take it easier, you can bicycle along the lake. And, for practices bikers, longer jaunts to Bozen / Bolzano, Meran / Merano, or even to Lake Garda are not especially challenging. The bicycle Eldorado of Kaltern caters to mountainbikers and electro-bikers.

That’s because Kaltern offers eight months of biking fun per year, and guided bike tours for every taste / skill-level throughout the whole season. Further, Kaltern is a segment destination of the Tour and Bike Transalp and host of the BIKE Women Camps and of the Alpecin Training Camp.

Mountainbikers and electro-bikers thus rightly view this area as a paradise. At the warmest bathing lake on the south side of the Alps, with lots of charted bicycle tours, GPS and electro-bike rental, and three bike self-service stations in Kaltern. By the way: You really ought to pick up the Tourist Association’s own bike brochure, which contains 21 highly recommended tours!

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Golf

30 minutes and a couple of curves and you’ll reach the Golf Club Dolomiti in Sarnonico in the neighboring province of Trento. The 18-hole tournament course is situated at an elevation of 900 meters above sea-level. Each hole features its own individual appeal. Depending upon where you’re standing at the moment, magnificent vistas with spectacular rocky formations and picturesque villages or deep valleys will open up for you. Guests in Kaltern are entitled to a 20% price discount on the green fees at the Dolomiti Golf Club in Sarnonico. And if you like, you might want to look at the other golf links, in Lana, at the Karer Pass, and in Petersberg.

More information by phoning: +39 0463 832 698, www.dolomitigolf.it

More information about Kaltern and its vicinity is available at http://www.kaltern.com or in the weekly program.

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Hiking

Kaltern in South Tyrol boasts a network of well-marked hiking trails with a length of over 120 km, passing through various elevations. The hiking area extends from Lake Kaltern to the Roen mountain peak at an elevation of more than 1,800 meters above sea-level. Whether you prefer pleasant strolls, easy hikes, climbing tours, or mountain hikes: In Kaltern, everyone is sure to find the hiking options best suited to their personal taste.

While hiking through the valley, you can explore the valley floor around Lake Kaltern in South Tyrol; the paths and trails above Kaltern will take you high up over the Mendel, the Penegal, or the Gantkofel and offer you pure high-elevation pleasure – including an awe-inspiring panorama!

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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking – The best form of whole-body outdoor exercise you can find – for guests who love activity and want to make the most of the many sunny days our region has to offer. That’s because there is no shortage of hiking routes in Kaltern – where you can get a good work-out and feel great afterwards. Along the lake, through the orchards and vineyards of Kaltern, all the way up to the alpine heights: There is something for every taste! Nordic Walking is also much more gentle to vulnerable knees and ankles than other sports. It improves your posture, strengthens your back muscles, and helps loosen tense necks and shoulders. Thus, it’s a great form of whole-body outdoor exercise which you can engage in while simultaneously admiring the beautiful landscape in and around Kaltern. In the vicinity of Kaltern, you’ll find plenty of well-marked and reinforced trails which you can take for your hikes and Nordic Walk outings.

You can get detailed routes and plans at the Front Desk or at the Tourist Association of Kaltern / Caldaro.

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Tennis

Andreas Seppi, the world-famous tennis pro from Kaltern. It was at the sports facility in the Altenburg Forest near Kaltern that he learned how to play. There you’ll find six sand tennis courts with flood lights, a hard-floor court, and a practice wall. In nearby Tramin, there are also four sand tennis courts with flood lights in the sports zone.

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The quaint custom of “Törggelen”

Kaltern / Caldaro is the perfect place to indulge in the quaint local custom of Törggelen. There, there are plenty of cozy little inns and out-of-the-way eateries where you can practice it. Törggelen is a time-honored tradition and refers to the tasting of the New Wine made from recently harvested grapes – together with a hearty meal of South Tyrolean bacon, smoked meats, sauerkraut, and roasted chestnuts. That’s why the Törggele season focuses on the months of September, October, and November. Large groups should call in advance to make Törggele reservations – our recommendation is the Drescherkeller and the Fischerkeller. But there are also lots of other great inns in the vicinity which you can reach in just a few minutes.

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Wine

Kaltern is THE wine village of South Tyrol – a place where world-famous wines are harvested, pressed, and bottled. It’s a wine region offering everything that wine-lovers and vacationers could wish for! Our wine cellars invite you to sample their delicious vintages. If you would like to learn more about wine, this is the place to come! And don’t forget the quaint local custom of “Törggelen” which you can indulge in at the Drescherkeller and the Fischerkeller.