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Winter holidays near Sterzing: The snowy paradise in South Tyrol

Winter holidays in Sterzing: fun on the slopes and pure winter magic!

Winter holidays near Sterzing revolve around snow, sun, skiing, and fun for young and old – and thanks to the central location of the Hotel Wieser in Freienfeld, you can be part of it everywhere you go!

Christmas market or skiing fun? Why not both? In just a few minutes from the hotel, you can reach the most famous Christmas markets and ski areas of the region in Bolzano, Sterzing, Merano, Brixen, and Bruneck. And just as quickly, you can put on your skis – for skiing in Ladurns, on the Rosskopf, in Ratschings, or on the Plose, where you can enjoy the spectacular view. Your winter holiday in Sterzing will be more beautiful than ever!

Ski holidays in Ratschings and environs


From our wellness hotel near Sterzing, you can reach the most famous ski areas of Eisacktal in just a short time during your winter holiday in Sterzing. Skiing on the Rosskopf, in Ladurns, Ratschings, or on the Plose is possible in no time. State-of-the-art lifts take you right into the heart of the fun on perfectly groomed slopes during your winter holiday near Sterzing.

A ski rental shop is located at the Rosskopf valley station, just 5 minutes by car from our hotel near Sterzing.

In the hotel, you can conveniently dry and store your skis and ski boots during your winter holiday near Sterzing.

Your exclusive advantages:

  • Free ski bus to Rosskopf and Ratschings from January to April (bus stop directly in front of the hotel)
  • 10% discount on ski rentals at the Sport Rent Center in Sterzing

Tobogganing during your winter holiday near Sterzing


If you would like to try out other winter sports besides skiing, you are in the right place. Why not go tobogganing on one of the longest toboggan runs in Europe during your winter holiday near Sterzing?
The Rosskopf recreational mountain offers you tobogganing fun in a class of its own during your winter holiday in Wipptal: On the Rosskopf, Italy’s longest illuminated and snow-covered toboggan run, with 10 kilometres of slopes, and winner of an ADAC test, ensures pure fun for young and old alike.

The toboggan run is floodlit from Tuesday and Friday evening until midnight, and the cable car runs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. During your winter holiday near Sterzing, the mountain hut keepers provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. And best of all: Hotel guests can rent toboggans free of charge!

Ice skating and cross-country skiing in Ridnaun


Perhaps you will also be drawn to the cross-country skiing paradise of Ridnaun, Pfitsch, or Pflersch during your winter holiday near Sterzing, where you can expect optimal snow conditions and perfect cross-country trails. You can also enjoy ice stock sport, ice skating, skiing, and glacier tours to your heart’s content.

Christmas Markets

South Tyrol is famous for its Christmas markets during the holiday season. In Bolzano, Sterzing or Brixen, in Bruneck further east, or in the famous spa town of Merano – there is romantic Advent magic waiting in all these towns for visitors who spend their winter holidays in Sterzing and environs. The largest Christmas markets are just a few minutes’ drive from the Hotel Wieser.

Sterzing Christmas Market


Sterzing is situated at almost 1,000 metres above sea level, and it’s a town that turns into a real winter wonderland before Christmas. During your winter holiday in Sterzing, enjoy the special ambience of the old and new town of Sterzing and its quaint alleyways. The Zwölferturm tower, built around 1486, is the town’s iconic landmark.

Bolzano Christmas Market

The Bolzano Christmas Market in South Tyrol is the largest Christmas market in Italy. For almost two decades now, it has been attracting countless visitors to the beautifully decorated Piazza Walther square every year with its very special flair.

Merano Christmas Market

In the old cultural city of Merano, you can experience a romantic atmosphere and reflective moments during your winter holiday in Sterzing. Traditional craftsmanship and refined, culinary specialities are the ingredients of the famous Merano Advent.

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