Törggelen (from „Torggl“ = wine press) is a South Tyrolean custom that has its origin in the Eissack Valley. In autumn, after the grape harvest, when nature shines in colorful reds, oranges and yellows, the winegrowers open their doors for a few weeks. During this time, you walk in a convivial round from winery to winery past chestnuts, apple orchards and vineyards to taste the first young wine in rustic taverns and wine cellars with good home cooking.
Friday: individual arrival to Vahrn/Brixen (Italy)
Brixen/ Bressanone is easaly accesible by car, train or Flixbus (e.g Flixbus from Munich 3.5 hours, approx. 30 € round trip). On request we can help with finding a ride-sharing.
Accomodation: double room for double or single use (category Komfort). Surrounded by vineyards, Hotel Löwenhof is located 1.5 km from the centre of Bressanone, features a gourmet restaurant/pizzeria with bar, an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a small spa area. In addition, guests receive the BrixenCard with which you get many discounts, e.g. free admission to many museums and free use of public transport.
From 6.00 pm: aperitivo in the hotel bar (not included in the price)
7:30 pm: dinner together in the hotel restaurant (not included in the price). Afterwards social get-together.
Saturday: easy Törggele hike from wineyard to wineyard with their rustic taverns or farmhouse parlours, the so called „Buschenschenken“, and visit of Neustift/ Novacella Abbey with his abbey pub „Stiftskeller“.
9.00 am: Taxi to Bressanone (in price included) – voluntary: there is also a regular bus if someone prefers to sleep in
approx. 9.15 a.m. – 1.15 am.: free time in the old episcopal town of Brixen/Bressanone, e.g. to visit to the cathedral with cloister or simply to stroll through the beautiful old town.
11.15 am: start of the hike on the Cathedral Square.
12.00 am: Lunch at the Guggerhof (not included in the price)
late. 14:00: Hike through the vineyards to Neustift/Novacella Abbey
4.00 pm: guided wine tasting at Neustift/Novacella Abbey, one of the oldest active wineries in the world (included in the price)
7.00 pm: Stop at the historic, listed Buschenschank Griesserhof (not included in the price) The hotel is only a 15-minute walk away.
Note: In case of rain we go with umbrella. There is no bad weather, only wrong clothes ;o) If it is still not possible due to the weather, we will take a taxi.
Sunday: individual journey home or easy hike on Brixen’s local mountain Plose with a magnificent view of the Dolomites
If you like, you can accompany me on Brixen’s local mountain Plose for an easy hike to the mountain hut Rossalm with a breathtaking view of the legendary Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. The ride on the Plose gondola lift is free of charge thanks to the BrixenCard
Mountain station Plose (2050m) – Rossalm (2180m) 1.00 h, 150 m ascent; Rossalm – Plose mountain station 1.00 h
Participants: 10 persons, additional persons on request (minimum number of participants 5 persons)
Price: 349 € in a double room for single use; 299 €/person in a shared double room (Category Komfort)
Included in the price: 2x overnight stay with breakfast, taxi Vahrn-Brixen, 2x guided hike, guided wine tasting)