Your vacation in Maranza
Your holidays at Hotel Kristall
Majestic mountains, untouched landscapes, floral seas and snow-covered slopes - in the midst of the beauty of South Tyrolean nature you will find the 3 star Hotel Kristall.
The hotel, which offers 4-star comfort, is the perfect base for connoisseurs, gourmets and dreamers. The surrounding Pustertal and Eisacktal and the versatile leisure activities make our family hotel a wellness experience for all ages.
Meransen is one of the sunniest places in South Tyrol. The panorama of the surrounding Dolomites makes your holiday at Hotel Kristall an incomparable experience. Joie de vivre is very important here.
Maranza, the view from Gitschberg, the huts and a friendly welcome in the 3 star hotel are waiting for you!
The village of Maranza
A place under the sun
The idyllic village of Meransen (Ital. Maranza) with 750 inhabitants is reminiscent of a classic postcard motif. Located on a sunny plateau at 1401 meters above sea level, Maranza brings everything you would expect of a picture-book village. The Hotel Kristall fits perfectly into this environment - your South Tyrolean holiday paradise is waiting for you!
At the foot of the raised Gitschberg, our local mountain, experience in any angle the overwhelming beauty of the Alps.
A cradle of Celtic culture
The village of Maranza
The town of Meransen was already inhabited in ancient times and served as Celtic cult cities. Today, Unusual in the holy places similar churches such as the parish church. St.. James and the remarkable, late Gothic church of the Three Virgins to Meransen. For centuries believers made pilgrimage to Meransen to receive the blessing of the holy three virgins. A shrine with votive offerings reminds of this tradition inside the church and is always worth a visit.
Holidays in Val Pusteria
An unforgettable experience
The groaned Meransen is a favorite destination for years. Hotel Kristall from k ö our guests can make trips to the Kneipp hike to Altfasstal and explore the Gitschberg. There, waiting for a breathtaking view of the South Tyrolean Alps, providing them with the Almencard increase of 360 ° experience panoramic platform can.
Visit then one of the many mountain huts such as the United bergh ütte that Pranter Stadlhütte or Wieser Hut and experience the tradition of South Tyrolean hospitality. Where taste might baked apple strudel better? But do not forget with all the cosiness to explore the crystal-clear lakes of the Seefeld lakes.
In Maranza big and small
get their money's worth
Für Familien bietet sich eine Partie Minigolf in der gepflegten Anlage mitten in Meransen an. Für Sportsfreunde gibt es eine Tennishalle, in der die Ausrüstung bei Bedarf selbstverständlich geliehen werden kann. Auf Kinder wartet ein ganz besonderer Spaß auf dem nahe gelegenen Abenteuerspielplatz. Ein Besuch im Erlebnisbad Alpinpool lohnt sich mit seinen Spielbecken und dem einladenden Saunabereich für die ganze Familie.
Whether in summer or winter
Maranza is the starting point
for your perfect holiday
Anyone who has come to know and love the wonderful hiking trails in summer will be convinced of Meransen even in winter. Located directly on the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area, the hearts of winter sports fans beat faster here: 55 km of pistes of varying difficulty levels and a ski school for the little ones leave nothing to be desired.
In your hotel crystal is always well taken care of your well-being. With the Almencard + they can take advantage of the most popular offerings of the region easy. Talk to us and we'll tell you the best tips in the region.
South Tyrol's alpine huts
... hearty food and rustic ambience - for rest and retreat, there are hardly any nicer places than the mountain huts in South Tyrol. In the midst of the fascinating mountain landscape you can relax, sit in front of the fireplace, enjoy sunbathing and try all sorts of delicacies. The huts are the haven of diligent hikers and relaxed vacationers!
But we also look forward to spending some cozy afternoons with you in our own little witches hut.
Here you will find a list of some alpine huts near the Hotel Kristall:
Alpine huts close to the hotel
The Moserhütte invites you to get together in a family circle. South Tyrolean specialties sweeten your stay.
The great panoramic terrace of the Nesselhütte offers a fabulous view of the Puster Valley and the mountains. For the little hikers there is a playground at the cottage.
Pranter Stadl Hütte (Meransen-Gitschberg/Altfasstal)
The rustic Pranter Stadl Hütte welcomes you with a consistently warm kitchen. The children's playground, the fishpond, the rock garden and the animals make a varied stay.
Warm atmosphere, a cozy parlor and delicious Tyrolean Allerlei - the Pichlerhütte provides you with in-house fare in a family atmosphere.
An own alp cheese dairy, hut evenings and accommodations - the Wieser hut offers you extensive service in an idyllic location. It is recommended for a stop on the ascent to the Seefeld lakes.
Kreuzwiesenalm (Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm)
The Kreuzwiesenalm features a wooden sauna and a bowling alley, and there is a playground for your little ones. Dormitory rooms and more comfortable rooms provide overnight accommodation.
Rastnerhütte (Rodencker-Lüsner Alm)
The sheltered Rastner hut offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. The specialties of the house include buckwheat dumplings, cheese dumplings, cottage cheese strudel and delicate wines.
Ronerhütte (Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm)
The Ronerhütte spoils you with a lot of variety: Wildwoche, dumpling day, family celebrations and South Tyrolean specialties. Overnight accommodations are given.
Berggasthof Anratterhütte (Vals/Jochtal/Spinges)
The specialties of the Berggasthof Anratterhütte include the homemade Schlutzer, dumplings and game dishes - the products come from our own farm.
Mountain restaurant Jochtal (Vals/Jochtal/Spinges)
The modern cabin welcomes you in spacious rooms. The mountain restaurant Jochtal is suitable for family celebrations and conferences - for the physical well being customary national dishes are offered.
Brixner Hütte (Vals/Jochtal/Spinges)
At the Brixner hut you will be fed with various South Tyrolean specialties. The contemplative cabin also offers larger hiking accommodation - 40 sleeping places are available.
Gatterer Hütte (Vals/Jochtal/Spinges)
The Gatterhütte provides you with all kinds of South Tyrolean specialties. Wednesday is dumpling day - you are offered 11 different dumplings that have savory and sweet tastes.
Kurzkofel Hütte (Vals/Jochtal/Spinges)
The Kurzkofel Hütte offers you a cozy atmosphere at the Valser Talende. The spacious sun terrace invites you to long sunbathing, for the children there is a playground.
The Kuttnhütte features its own cheese dairy and other dairy products. The contemplative hut invites you to extensive rest and tastings.
The large sun terrace of Linderalm is recommended for long sunbathing. The consistently warm kitchen will spoil you with home-made food - among the specialties is an award-winning gray cheese.
In the beautiful Nockalm a consistently warm kitchen is waiting for you. Exquisite Tyrolean specialties and a nice ambience create the right conditions for relaxation.
A cozy sun terrace and consistently hot meals sweeten your stay on the Ochsenalm. The hut is ideal for families.
Cheese, butter, yoghurt and cream cheese - all dairy products come from our own production. In addition, warm and cold dishes of the South Tyrolean cuisine will be served on the intimate Weitenbergalm.
Zingerle Hütte (Vals/Jochtal/Spinges)
The rustic Zingerle Hütte offers a rich Tyrolean cuisine: Homemade Schlutzkrapfen, house sausages, Kasnocken and apple strudel are among the assortment, which ensures your physical well-being.
Luckner Hütte (Vals/Jochtal/Spinges)
Relaxed hours in beautiful nature - the sun terrace of the Luckner Hütte invites you to linger. The consistently warm kitchen spoils you with Tyrolean dishes.
Pasta, dumplings and South Tyrolean Allerlei - the Bacherhütte provides you with traditional dishes. Fresh cakes every day, various meat dishes on Sundays, and home-made breads are tasted on Mondays. A playground and a petting zoo sweeten your children's stay.
A breathtaking panoramic view and daily changing specialties make the stop in the Gitschhütte tasty. Many products come from the in-house production.
The rustic décor and the large sun terrace provide comfort in all weathers. The consistently warm kitchen spoils you with home-made and game specialties. Thursday is dumpling day in the Grossberg hut.
Kiener Alm (Meransen-Gitschberg/Altfasstal)
The cozy mountain restaurant offers an appealing Tyrolean cuisine in a quiet ambience. The Kiener Alm offers hot meals every day from 11 am to 4 pm. The inn is also accessible by car.
Starkenfeldhütte (Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm)
Variety in perfection: The Starkenfeldhütte enriches your stay with a bowling alley, an alpine pond and an extensive cheese tasting. The spacious terrace, cozy rooms and South Tyrolean cuisine complete the stay.
The Bodenalm welcomes you with many homemade dishes and classic South Tyrolean cuisine. For the younger guests there is a playground available.
The Edelrauthütte is the romantic starting point to the highest peaks of the Zillertal Alps. The rustic restaurant strengthens you with consistently warm kitchen. It also offers accommodation for up to 50 people.
Gampiel Alm (Pfunders/Vintl/Weitental)
360 degree mountain panorama, easy access to the Pfunderer Höhenweg trail and gluten-free meals - the ideal conditions for your day in the mountains are created on the Gampiel Alm. Pre-orders are possible.
Hofschenke Wieserhof (Pfunders/Vintl/Weitental)
The cozy restaurant, which is located directly on the Pfunderer Höfeweg, spoils you with culinary products from the farm's own cheese dairy. The Hofschenke Wieserhof is recommended for a cozy stop.
In the heart of the Puez-Geisler Nature Park in the Villnösser valley, you will be able to take in fantastic hiking trails, traditional dishes and a breathtaking panorama of everyday life. Adventure playground, petting zoo, own menu and a children's table sweeten your children's stay.
Holidays in Maranza
Places of interest & Tour destinations
Rodenegg Castle - Grace in the mountains
Majestic, imposing and unshakeable - Rodenegg Castle towers over forests and valleys. The imperious fortified castle, built on an elongated rock outcrop, is considered a landmark of the community Rodeneck.
Between Schabs and Mühlbach, Friedrich I von Rodank had the fortress built in 1140. When the noble family died out in 1300, the estate was awarded to the provincial administration. In 1491 it was transferred to the Counts of Wolkenstein-Rodenegg - until today the castle is family-owned.
The sumptuous rooms are home to a museum that displays exhibits, especially furniture, from the late Renaissance. A cultural highlight is the Iwein frescoes, which were discovered in 1972. The murals illustrate the legend of Iwein, which belonged to King Arthur's Round Table.
Cultural Good - Museums in South Tyrol
The fact that South Tyrol has a unique landscape, hospitality and tradition is world-famous - but cultural heritage is also very important. In addition to architectural artworks, monuments and theaters, there are various museums that satisfy your thirst for knowledge even on vacation.
Reinhold Messner Mountain Museum
No less a person than the famous climber Reinhold Messner once founded the mountain museum in the Italian provinces of South Tyrol and Belluno.
Five locations, each with a different focus, unite the Messner Mountain Museum (MMM). These are known as Firmian (Bolzano), Juval (Naturno), Dolomites (Monte Rite), Ortles (Sulden) and Ripa (Brunico Castle) out.
The center forms the Museum Firmian - here the focus is on the classification of mountains and the history of the ascent. The house Juval addresses the legends and myths of numerous mountains and ascents. The MMM Dolomites leads in "The Vertical World" of the local mountains. In Ortles, everything revolves around the eponymous peak. The house Ripa deals with mountain peoples whose exhibits are exhibited.
Pharmacy Museum Bressanone
Small but beautiful: The Pharmacy Museum spans 150 square meters, offering many insights. The medicine of the last 400 years is categorically explained and exhibited.
Suppositories, herbs, vessels, armadillo heads, gilded pills and remnants of a mummy - there are a number of curious artifacts among the common remedies. In addition to historical objects, those of the modern age are also listed.
In the pharmaceutical laboratory, visitors learn everything about the pharmacist's instruments - constantly changing exhibitions address specific aspects of pharmacy.
South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum
In Bolzano is the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology, whose flagship is the world-famous glacier mummy "Ötzi". The museum is one of the most important institutions of its guild in Italy.
In addition to the most famous find, relevant artifacts from the region are exhibited, including exhibits from the Palaeolithic period. Visitors can expect a smorgasbord of models, spatial images, videos and reconstructions that reflect the younger and older past of the southern Alpine region.
The building was built before the beginning of the First World War. For a long time, it was used by the Italian National Bank before the relics of today's museum found their way there. Since 1998, the doors are open to all history lovers and interested parties.
Kloster Neustift - Tradition and Modernity
Faith, pastoral care, art and education - these elements form the foundation for the dogma of the Augustinian chaplain Neustift. The vital monastery, which lies within immediate reach of Bressanone and the Puster Valley, has the largest facility in Tyrol.
The church was founded in 1142 - since then it has grown with the progress. Today, the monastery offers its guests various further education, art history and a renowned wine cellar. The rococo library and the Gothic cloister are - in addition to the magnificent gardens - one of the absolute attractions of the Augustinian Canon monastery Neustift.
The in-house shop sells wines, schnapps and teas. Furthermore, jams, olive oil, biscuits and local cheeses are offered. In the Stiftskeller wine tastings take place.
Informative guided tours are offered for all aspects of the monastery.