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Surrounded by the picturesque winter landscape of the Dolomites there are many interesting sights and excursion destinations that await discovery during your winter vacation in Obereggen and the Eggental Valley.
High above the Eggental Canyon you'll find the imposing Karneid Castle. The symbol of the community was constructed by the Earls of Grafenstein around 1200. Now it is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in South Tyrol. The wonderful yard, the open stairway, and the two-level loggia of the historic castle will bring you back to times gone by!
Maria Weißenbach is one of the most important and most well-known places of pilgrimage in South Tyrol. The origins of Maria Weißenstein date back to 1553, when the Virgin Mary appeared to the farmer Leonhard Weißensteiner. As a sign of gratitude he constructed a chapel, where people could pray for help. This chapel quickly became a popular destination for many pilgrims. To this day, the Weißenstein pilgrimage church is one of the most renowned and most important places of pilgrimage in the Alps.
Regardless of weather and time you can admire the starry sky true-to-life in the planetarium in Gummer. The unique combination of high-resolution 360° 3D pictures and sound will bring you right into the middle of a cosmic experience. The high picture resolution of about 12 million pixels on a dome of 8m in diameter is unique worldwide.
Enjoy an exciting tour through the history of South Tyrol from the Stone Age to the Carolingian period! In addition to numerous original findings, the museum also hosts the 5000 year old and most well-known mummy in the world, namely the Ice Man "Ötzi". The museum does not only tell the story of Ötzi, but also features yearly special exhibitions on the archaeology of South Tyrol.
The Christmas Market in Bolzano is the perfect place to enjoy the festive spirit: the delicious scent of cookies, cinnamon and strudel fills the air, twinkling lights brighten up the streets and the sound of Christmas music adds to the atmosphere.
Piazza Walther, Piazza Stazione and the old town turn into a Christmas Wonderland. The carefully decorated wooden stalls sell everything from local craftsmanship to South Tyrolean specialties and hand-crafted gifts. There are also numerous surprises waiting for the youngest visitors: Children's eyes will be lighting up at the sight of horse-drawn carriages, a train, a carousel and an ice rink.