Saltaus, a typical South Tyrolean village, represents the connecting point between the Mediterranean climate of Meran and its surroundings and the fresh mountain air of the Italian Alps. Here you can feel the Southern and Northern flares melting together in perfect harmony. A place soaked with history plunged in the beautiful scenery of the Passeier Valley.
The Passeier Valley lies just north of the spa town Meran, on the south side of the Ötztaler and Stubaier Alps. It is an area rich in natural beauty, most of which is still untouched, and is one of the prettiest and most interesting places in South Tyrol. The Passeier Valley stretches from the orchards and vineyards in the valley bottom to the mountain meadows, mountain terraces and the mountain peaks.
The Hotel Saltauserhof tips
- the Hirzer cable car, the panoramic cableway of Mount Ivigna (cableway station in town) takes you to 2,000 meters where the excursionists' paradise of Mount Ivigna awaits you (our guests receive a special discount)
- 800 years of mining history at the Schneeberg Museum
The adventure mine and the shelter hut on Schneeberg in Passeier (South Tyrol) are on 2355 m above sea-level and can only be reached by foot. The one in Schneeberg (= Snow Mouintain) is the highest situated mine in Europe (2000 m - 2500 m) and consists of about 130 km of galleries and shafts that can partly be entered. Opened in the year 1996, the museum supplies interesting information about over 800 years of mining history
- the Museum Passeier in S. Leonardo: At the former farmstead of the Tyrolean freedom-fighter Andreas Hofer (1767–1810) in the village of S. Leonardo in the Passeier Valley in the South Tyrol a museum, the MuseumPasseier, has been created. The open-air area offers a stroll through various rebuilt original buildings of the 16th to the 19th century, through a typically furnished Passeirer farmstead of late, a visit to the chapel of the Sacred Heart (1899) and the small church of the Sacred Sepulchre (1691)
Life is great in the Hotel Saltauserhof the hotel packed full of history and tradition with a new and modern building! Here you can enjoy the flair of days gone by combined with the luxury of a modern four-star hotel with swimming pools, a spa area and beauty treatments!