Kaltern is in the middle of a Garden of Eden that has been blessed with great variety and beauty by Mother Nature. Kaltern enjoys an average of around 300 days of sunshine per year and is thus the driest area in the Alps. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to visit the sun-kissed south!

Enjoy the wine world Kaltern

Culture in and around Kaltern

Take a walk to the ruins of St. Peter’s Basilica in Altenburg or to the ruined Leuchtenburg castle, which dates from 1250 and which overlooks Lake Kalterer. In the South Tyrolean Wine Museum you can discover many interesting things about the development and history of winegrowing in the south. The cultural programme includes organ concerts, open-air concerts, theatre performances and guided wine cellar tours and wine tastings.


Caldaro and surroundings is characterised by a long wine growing tradition. In Caldaro, there is also the only wine museum of its kind in South Tyrol. This museum provides interesting information about viticulture tradition. Moreover an educational trail demonstrates early methods of vinegrowing. However, the most important grape variety is the Vernatsch. It is the most important grape variety in South Tyrol, as it covers about 60% of the cultivation area, whereas white wines Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay cover about 15%.

Of course also in this wine growing area, climate and soil are decisive for cultivation and also characterise the taste of different wines.

If you would like to read more about this topic, visit the section wine on our portal.

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