So why not heed the call?! Autumn not only offers the most wonderful scenery around the historic Steinbock Manor, but also the tastiest, the most cultured, the most relaxing and the most exhilarating places! Find out more: Autumn delights! Listen to the call and discover five of the highlights of the Eisack Valley!
The (undisputed) number 1: The Chestnut Trail!
Extending over 63 kilometres, the popular Chestnut Trail is known far and wide beyond the borders of South Tyrol. Chestnut groves, forests, meadows and pastures form the varied backdrop to this beautiful hiking trail. It runs from the Neustift monastery over the Ritten mountain and down into the Bozen valley bowl - but there is no need to do it all, as the individual stages give you a magnificent impression of the colours and traditions of the unique chestnut culture of the Eisack Valley and beyond.
Number 2: ‘Tis the time for wine!
Because what would autumn in the Eisack Valley be without its wine or its törggelen! Not just at the historic Steinbock Manor, but all around – wine makes the season! The Eisack Valley naturally offers (several!) wine trails, along with cellar visits and wine tastings. So check out this webpage for all you need to know about the wine trails that surround us! Or simply ask your hosts at the Steinbock for more wine-tastic information! ;-) PS: As you may well know, we stock a wide range of the very best wines in our wine cellar, with wine tastings and a vast wine list all just waiting for you to enjoy!
Number 3: A combination of pleasures: törggelen + walking
A visit to Klausen is especially worthwhile in the Eisack Valley during autumn, as the town is the starting point for a törggelen walk (one of several in the Eisack Valley). It leads through vineyards from the sunny slopes of Leitach to the Säben Promenade and the hamlet of Pardell. And, as you walk along, you will time after time encounter traditional törggelen establishments, for which the Eisack Valley is famed – best to visit each one at least once! The walk is certain to stimulate your appetite for this tastiest of customs…
Number 4: A festival that lasts for weeks!
For several weeks the village of Feldthurns sees a whole festival dedicated to the humble chestnut: the Keschtnigl! It is held from 14 October to 5 November and offers concerts, performances, walks, the “Niglmarkt” with its traditional handmade specialities, and much more besides! Find out more here!
Number 5: A gourmet interpretation of a classic
Traditional “törggelen” does not always have to be enjoyed in a rustic old cellar: it can also be savoured in a historic manor with even more historic snug rooms – at the Steinbock, of course! Here our gourmet chef reinterprets tradition in fresh new ways to produce a gourmet holiday mood and a real autumn ambience! Learn more here!
And here are all the autumn offers at the Steinbock!
Autumn is calling! Will you heed the call? We most certainly will!