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The charming village of Kastelruth is an Alpine idyll lying at the foot of the most famous high mountain pasture in South Tyrol, the Seiser Alm.

Landscape to calm longings
These endless meadows are just as impressive in summer as in winter: at times fragrant, dotted with colourful flowers and herbs, at times buried beneath a white blanket of snow. Famous mountains – the most impressive of all South Tyrol motifs – appear to rise up out of the meadows. And you don't even need to go out of Kastelruth to admire these fantastic and beautiful silhouettes.

History, alive and kicking
In the centre of the village, houses rise up from cobbled streets as if they hold the history of the village inside them like the pages of a book. A free-standing church tower looks just as it did 200 years ago. Kastelruth is a village in the Dolomites that is full of tradition and is well known for this. It's best to see for yourself. For there are quite a few customs and practices that come round time and again: for example the legendary 'Krampus' race in December, or the 'Traditional country wedding of Castelrotto' , which takes place every year in January. Every week there's a market on the village square where you can stroll around, try things out and make purchases with the Schlern mountain rising above you. An atmosphere steeped in history bursting with 'Zeitgeist'. Mystical sites keeping ancient customs alive until today are scattered around the area surrounding Kastelruth, just as the witches were scattered around the Schlern … that is tradition that captivates.

Where there are mountains, there's a way all year round
The Schlern mountain looks over the mountain village of Kastelruth like a bodyguard. And it's not just there to keep an eye on things – in the winter months there are 175 km of ski pistes to whoosh down in Gröden-Seiser Alm ski resort. In the summer, on the other hand, there is the whole of the wide, high Seiser Alm plateau for extensive, sun-drenched and soul-refreshing walks. They can be gentle strolls, or head straight up to one of the many mountain peaks. There are plenty of places to stop off along the way for refreshments in the form of South Tyrolean huts. To reward your body for all those steps, or simply to take in the Alpine atmosphere of the Dolomites as well as the dishes.

In any case, Kastelruth is a village that is great for holidays. If you want action, you'll find it – amidst winter white or summer green. But if you want some peace and quiet and would simply like to enjoy the spectacular landscape, you can. And the landscape around Kastelruth simply cries out 'holiday'.