"The sun was shining cheerfully when I arrived at Bozen." This is how Wolfgang Goethe described Bozen back in 1786 in his work "Italian Journey". At that time the city was a climatic health resort and a very popular trading city. After a few years when it was very quiet around Bozen, the capital is now flourishing again.
A very lively and centrally located town in the South of South Tyrol and in the heart of the Alps. For many years the regional capital of South Tyrol has taken advantage of the many cultures and has developed into a friendly metropolis. Gourmets will enjoy the culinary delights of innovative regional cuisine and selected wines from the vineyards surrounding the capital. There is plenty to experience in Bozen. The archways are fantastic for shopping and strolling through Italian boutiques. And with a constant view of the Rosengarten Mountain, which can be seen in-between the buildings. You should definitely visit the oldest South Tyrolean of all time, Ötzi. The Ice Man was discovered on Tisenerjoch Pass in the Ötztal Alps in 1991. The glacier mummy is about 5,250 years old. You can admire the mummy in the South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology in Bozen and get to know more about his life during the Copper Age.

Cultural attractions in Bolzano near Merano-South Tyrol
The archways in Bolzano in the heart of South Tyrol
Strolling through the idyllic archways of Bolzano

in the city