Fun for children at the Gsteier in Schenna
Children having fun around Schenna and Merano, South Tyrol
Children having fun around Schenna and Merano, South Tyrol

Family Adventure

Discover. Experience. Explore

There are a number of places and events in the vicinity of Hohenwart that can be enjoyed by children as well as by the entire family. The high rope garden Xsund in Terlano and the Caldaro Adventure Park boost your fitness level and enhance agility. The Gargazzone labyrinth is another exciting adventure activity worth experiencing and you can take the kids rafting down the Adige River in a rubber raft – suitable for the under 14 year-olds.

Walking along the Hiking Trail of the Felt Art in Tesimo, you can spend your time admiring the craftsmanship of the woven local sheep's wool artifacts that hang among the lush, green vegetation. At the ArchaeoParc in the Senales Valley, you can find all there is to know about Ötzi, the Iceman. How did people live 5,300 years ago? What did they eat? And there is much more to be discovered.

In the outdoor section of the Archaeological Museum you can take part in organized events, while at the interactive "MisteriX" exhibition at the Bolzano Archaeological Museum, the kids can take turns playing researchers and intrepid explorers. The Avelengo private zoo and stables allow visitors to come into close contact with the animals while at the Bird Refuge and Sanctuary on Tyrol Castle hill, you can learn about the local birds of prey.

  • Minigolf at Hotel Hohenwart, Holiday in South Tyrol


    Mini golf is great fun for all the family.

    Don’t miss the idyllic mini golf course in the centre of Schenna to hole a few balls. Great fun for young and old alike.


    Opening times

    April - June 2 PM to 6 PM
    July - August 10 AM to noon / 3 PM to 9.30 PM
    September – beginning of November 1 PM to 6 PM

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  • hiking at Scena, family-holiday at Hotel Hohenwart

    Climbing & Hiking

    Experience the fascination of climbing and hiking in Schenna and its surrounding area.

    Are you looking for a sports challenge? Do you want to experience nature or simply try to escape your hectic everyday life? Then climbing and hiking are the right holiday activities for you.


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  • Rafting in South Tyrol, holiday at Hotel Hohenwart

    Rafting & Kayaking

    Pure adventure sports! Rafting on the Passer river is exciting fun on hot summer days.

    The tours are between 1 ½ and 3 hours long, run through half the length of the Passeier Valley, passing the villages of Schenna and stopping at the gates to the town of Meran. It is a very special sight-seeing tour! It is not necessary to have prior experience of these sports, but you should not be afraid of water if you want to participate.

    In addition: rafting for kids – night rafting - kayaking – hydro-speed – pot holing


    Südtirol Rafting

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  • Paragliding in South Tyrol, Hotel Hohenwart


    Experience the age-old dream of mankind, the dream of flying in its simplest ways. Sliding along the blue sky is a marvelous experience. Fly like a bird over South Tyrol’s mountains.

    With one of the experienced flight instructors as a tandem pilot you will enjoy this indescribable feeling of a tandem flight. With just a few steps you lift off into another world. Relax and enjoy this special outdoor adventure. .


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  • Tennis at Hotel Hohenwart in South Tyrol, Italy


    Experience the fascination of a game of tennis in Schenna and capture the breath-taking views of the surrounding mountain world at the same time!

    Near the outdoor swimming pool in Schenna, there are two well cared for, sand tennis courts. The tennis courts are in a very sunny location and also avail of a flood-light system.

    0473 234903

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  • Alpine Bob Merano 2000, Hotel Hohenwart

    Alpine Bob

    The Alpine Bob is a new and exciting attraction for families in the recreation area of Merano 2000. The ride is located close to the summit station of the Meran 2000 Cable Car at Pfiffinger Köpfl. Comprising 1.1 km of downhill track, the Alpine Bob is the longest toboggan ride in Italy.


    Alpin Bob Meran 2000 

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  • Family vacation in the high rope garden Terlan and Kalten, Hotel Hohenwart

    High rope garden Kaltern

    High poles rising to heaven, beams, ropes, cables creating connections between them – they might seem impossible to cross this high above the ground. Experienced coaches will guide visitors carefully and teach them meaningful ways of dealing with this course. In the context of an intense experience of nature, for example, communication and conflict solving skills are practiced. Prescribed procedures and a redundant safety system make sure that all participants are safe.

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  • Bird Care Centre Tyrol Castle, Hotel Hohenwart, Italy

    Bird Care Centre Tyrol Castle

    In a wonderful landscaped setting and with integrated educational pathroutes, visitors can learn about the fascinating life of birds of prey. The main aim of the centre is to nurse the helpless and injured birds until they are again healthy, and then introduce them back into the wild.

    Absolute highlight are, not only for children, the flight shows, for which the hill at Castel Tirolo is a perfect venue. Daily at 11.15 AM and 3.15 PM (in winter only on Sundays and holidays) eagles, falcons, buzzards and colleagues are released into the open sky above Castel Tirolo and in this way you can observe raptorial birds from close quarters, a lasting experience!

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  • Excursion Archeoparc for all families at the Hohenwart Hotel

    ArcheoParc in Val Senales

    The archeoParc in Val Senales is an interactive museum with adjacent archeological diggings. It is located at an altitude of 1,500 m above sea-level, in the heart of an Alpine landscape in which the Iceman "Ötzi" once lived.

     Archeo Parc


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  • Train World in Rablà - a great excursion in your South Tyrol vacation

    Train World Rablà

    With more than 20,000 model railways, this exhibition is one of the largest private collections all over Europe. The landscape has been recreated on a scale of 1:87 and of course it is South Tyrol itself, in small proportions. Day and night effects as well as a 62 m long course across our province impress visitors from all over. The exhibitor’s passion for details is made clear at the recreation of a car accident or the Renon cableway. Also the mountains as fantasy world as well as a journey across different historical epoques fascinate!





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  • Special activities and excursions in South Tyrol vacation

    Fish pond at the Sandhof

    No state fishing licence is required: fishing tackle is available to borrow. The fish pond is located next to the Passeier cycle trail and the bus stop.

    Fish pond

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  • Archery at the Castle Hocheppan

    Who has never dreamt of hunting in the forest with bow and arrow? Drawing the powerful bow, used already in primeval times by our ancestors for the traditional hunt, visitors of all ages can test their archery skills with complete equipment on 28 stations in the forest.

    Archery at the Castle Hocheppan

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  • Family hikes in South Tyrol

    Canyon of Bletterbach

    The Bletterbach gorge is the solely only canyon in South Tyrol and shows geological treasures and a wide variety of landscapes from an unusual perspective. Undertake a journey back in time and learn more about the Ice Age in the Dolomites. The best way to explore the gorge Bletterbach is on the Geo Path. 16 notice-boards inform about the main attractions and rock strata through millions of years of geological history. They provide also information about important founds like carbonised plants and trees, fossilised micro-organisms, shellfish and cephalopods and the many traces of very different types of prehistoric reptiles.




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  • Climbing for children and adults in South Tyrol

    Indoor climbing in Bozen

    A futuristic glass palace, smooth transition between indoor and outdoor, thousands and thousands of colorful holds on countless climbing and bouldering routes… Salewa Cube is definitely a perfect meeting point for climbers from all over the region.


    1,850 sqm climbing and 200 sqm bouldering area indoors, additional routes and boulders outdoors, more than 18 m high walls, a 9 m long overhang – and all this was completed within a construction time of 15 month. These are the impressing facts of Salewa Cube that was opened in May 2011 in South Tyrol’s provincial capital, next to the motorway exit Bozen Süd.


    The largest indoor climbing area throughout Italy is attached to the new headquarter of the sporting goods producer Salewa and it is dedicated to the alpinist Erich Abram. He was born in Sterzing, is considered as climbing pioneer and in 1974 he built Europe’s first indoor climbing hall in Bozen.


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  • Mountaincarting in the Passaier Valley

    Race downhill with the mountain carts in Pfelders - without an engine!

    Mountain cars are trikes without an engine, with a sturdy steel frame, thick tires and powerful brakes. After a short briefing, you're ready to go - accelerating, braking and drifting! Each brake stops only the respective wheel, so the brave can indulge in adventurous maneuvers, while enthusiasts marvel at the fantastic view.

    Mountain railroad Pfelders
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  • Outdoor Kids Camp Meran2000

    At the Outdoor Kids Camp, just behind the mountain station of the Meran2000 cable car, children can let off steam on 10 unique wooden structures. There they can playfully prepare for true mountain adventures and train their strength, dexterity and balance. A true paradise for children!

    In the meantime, parents can enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious snack in the Bistro Panorama, from where you can always keep an eye on your children.

    The camp is open daily from May to October and is free to enter.


    Image copyright: Merano2000 - Manuel Ferrigato


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Perfect wellness hotel to let your soul dangle

This hotel invites to relax and let your soul dangle. Beautiful rooms, a big pool with whirlpool, outdoor pool and family sauna, fitness room and the fantastic saline-water pool on the roof of the hotel help you relax. Last but not least, the excellent food and friendly staff bring the holiday to perfection.

Barbara (56-60) - Holidaycheck
The perfect combination of hiking and wellness

A fantastic place for hiking and relaxing. The kitchen offers something for every taste and the wine selection speaks for itself.

Sabine (56-60) - Holidaycheck
Dream holidays also for small families

We have stayed at Hohenwart for 3 years in a row and again it was outstanding, also with our 16 month old daughter! The food is really excellent. And the offers for toddlers with playground, playroom and swimming pool are really great.

Thorsten (34-40) - Holidaycheck