Mountains, boutiques and Italian espresso!
200 years ago, Bozen was likely very similar to the Tramin of today. Vines grew in the Waltherplatz square, and the wine they yielded was stored in the deep cellars under the porticoed arcade of Bozen. If you take a stroll through the narrow arcade today, you have to keep your eyes well-peeled to see the surviving vestiges of these times: Iron hooks on the walls, which the ropes were drawn through to lower the heavy barrels onto the lower floors and street names such as the “Traubengasse” – “Grape Alley” have quietly kept the wine history alive to the present day. Over the years, the small wine town has “grown up,” and has moved its grapes beyond the gates of the city. Nevertheless, Bozen lost none of the charm of those days; quite the reverse: in its unique blend with Italian panache, our capital city has become a melting pot of cultures. Here, you can sip Italian espresso in the sunshine while gazing at the mighty Schlern, buy Italian fashion in the small boutiques and South Tyrolean speck at the rustic fruit market. Countless taverns, museums and Mediterranean parks play their own special part, coming together to make Bozen a true jewel on the South Tyrol Wine Trail.
How long does it take to get from Tramin to Bozen?
If you come via Kaltern and Eppan, it takes half an hour to get from Tramin to Bozen along the Wine Trail. This trip can easily be tied in with a visit to the other wine villages. Public transport also takes you from Tramin to Bozen every hour. You can check times easily and quickly on the ”Südtirol 2Go” – App, even when you’re out and about.
What can I see and do in Bozen?
If you take a trip to Bozen, one of the best things to do is to take a stroll around the streets and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city centre. From the archaeology museum with Ötzi glacier the mummy, to contemporary art, from tavern to gelateria, from views over the Talfer meadows to a historic city tour: our capital has something to suit all tastes and all weather. During the summer months in particular, a wide array of festivals bring a lively vibrancy to Bozen life. You can find detailed information on the Bozen app.
How late can you eat in Bozen?
The Italian lifestyle hasn’t quite made it to the last of the capital’s kitchens. That’s why most eateries in Bozen only serve hot meals until 2 pm in the afternoon and 10 pm at night.