Activities

Mount Vigiljoch. 
Surrounded by clarity.

To preserve this picturesque natural idyll, the Vigiljoch can only be reached by cable car. It is a place of enriching seclusion that has been highly sought after as a place of recreation since 1912, when the Vigiljoch cable car first opened. After the old mountain hotel fell into disrepair, the vigilius mountain resort integrated itself into the landscape with architectural care and ecological awareness in order to enter into a sustainable symbiosis with it. Respect for nature and the cultural heritage here can be felt in every aspect. 

Sights in Merano and the surrounding area

Take in the view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites, from the vigilius mountain resort. The most beautiful mountains in South Tyrol are about 90 minutes away by car. The nearby Ultental also presents itself in its originality with its own unique charm. It is always an experience due to its impressive nature, culturally interesting farms, and famous ancient larch trees.

In Bolzano and Merano, you can enjoy various delicacies and discover traditional craftsmanship in the historic arcades, narrow alleys, and spacious squares, depending on the season. A leisurely stroll can be taken along the “Waale,” which have been irrigating the low-rainfall Alpine valleys since the time of Maria Theresa, turning into a network of kilometers-long paths.

Take in the view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites, from the vigilius mountain resort. The most beautiful mountains in South Tyrol are about 90 minutes away by car. The nearby Ultental also presents itself in its originality with its own unique charm. It is always an experience due to its impressive nature, culturally interesting farms, and famous ancient larch trees.

In Bolzano and Merano, you can enjoy various delicacies and discover traditional craftsmanship in the historic arcades, narrow alleys, and spacious squares, depending on the season. A leisurely stroll can be taken along the “Waale,” which have been irrigating the low-rainfall Alpine valleys since the time of Maria Theresa, turning into a network of kilometers-long paths.

Music

Sound meets scenery at the grand selection of international cultural festivals: the South Tyrol Jazz Festival, Merano Music Weeks, Merano Jazz Festival and Lana Live.

Museums

Enjoy history, modernity, and always a unique perspective, at the region’s many museums. Explore the Touriseum museum in the blooming gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano, the Ötzi Museum in Bolzano, the Andreas Hofer Museum in Val Passiria, the Messner Mountain Museums by the South Tyrolean alpinist legend Reinhold Messner, and so many more.

Culture and Events

Discover well-visited events such as the Bolzano Dance Summer, the South Tyrol Classic Car Rally and the atmospheric nights in the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

Wine

The oldest wine-growing region in the German-speaking world boasts exquisite premium wines and traditional wineries. Experience events such as the Merano Wine Festival and the Vernatsch Cup, held at vigilius mountain resort, visited by wine lovers of Italy and the world.

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Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, Meditation

Train your body and mind with our extensive program of yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, meditation and mindfulness exercises. Depending on your needs, you will find activities for inner balance, balance, flexibility, improved posture, concentration, coordination, and controlled breathing in our move&explore program.

The Five Tibetans®

The Five Tibetans® belong to the oldest of far-east practices for sustaining well-being, vitality, relaxation and calmness as well as new power and energy in everyday life. The rhythmical movements of the five exercises activate all of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs. The function of the glands is stimulated and the entire immune system is strengthened.

Forest Bathing

Forest bathing is consciously immersing oneself in the forest to feel, smell, and hear the multifaceted forest air and the many elements of the forest. A stay in the forest has a positive and lasting effect on the organism and the inner processes. The forest is also a place of fascination and enthusiasm. By being mindful of the forest, by being aware of your environment, you will find inner peace, inspiration, and joy.

Hikes

Regardless of whether you choose a leisurely panoramic hike or a sweaty summit tour, the breathtaking panorama of the South Tyrolean mountains will accompany you on your way.

Bocce

At vigilius we have rediscovered the game of bocce (“Boccia” in Italian). Do you play bocce? Thanks to the original bocce court of the old mountain hotel, which has been lovingly restored, it is possible to play bocce at the vigilius. Bocce is the Italian variant of lawn bowling; the goal is to place your own balls as close as possible to a smaller target ball (pallino) or to shoot the opponent’s balls away from the pallino. Bocce means togetherness, movement, and competition with a lot of fun.