Tramin – the picturesque wine village – is a scenic and cultural highlight in the south of South Tyrol. Surrounded by beautiful orchards and vineyards, nestled in a striking landscape: in the west the Mendel Mountains with our local mountain Roen, and in the east the White and Black Horn. A contrasting and, at the same time, homely area that you’ll fall in love with.
The south begins earlier than some people think:
South Tyrol weather report of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano
their church tower
(86 m, highest brick church tower in Tyrol)
the Gewürztraminer white wine
the “Egetmann parade”
(traditional rustic carnival parade)
Worth a visit are the Tramin, J. Hofstätter, Ritterhof, Walch and Elena Walch wineries. For further information about South Tyrolean wines, see the South Tyrol Wine Portal on the Internet.
Here are just a few of the well-known Tramin wineries:
Our village museum is definitely worth a visit. Here you will find almost everything that used to be “inn”. The old times come to life when you walk through the different rooms that tell you about old work, crafts and way of life.
There is even something curious to report about the little church of St. Jakob auf Kastelaz and its frescoes. In 1214, with the express permission of the Prince-Bishop of Trento, the farmers of Tramin were allowed to build a fortress on the hill above the town centre to protect themselves and the wine from the robber barons. The castle thus belonged to the Traminers themselves, a real rarity at the time. The arch-rivals of the prince-bishop, the princes of Tyrol, did not like this, and in the late 13th century the fortress was razed to the ground. The little church of St. Jacob was built on the ruins. In 1441 AD the interior walls were decorated with diverse Gothic frescoes. Interesting and noteworthy is the fact that, in addition to ecclesiastical representations, pagan-looking figures are also depicted. The “bestiary” – fantastic, hybrid creatures from animal and human forms fight each other. This optical confusion always amazes the visitor.
The Egetmann procession, one of the most traditional carnival parades in South Tyrol, is a special kind of spectacle. Here only typical carnival figures are allowed to participate, such as the “dragons” (Schnappviecher), the black-fishers, the laundresses, the barrel-binders, etc. It takes place on carnival Tuesday every odd year.
In Tramin you’ll find everything your spirit of adventure desires: from hiking, mountaineering and cycling to swimming. It’s a paradise for water lovers at the Tramin sports and adventure pool and the nearby lakes, including Lake Caldaro, the Monticolo lakes and Lake Favogna.
Further activity options can be found in the immediate vicinity. Sport till the cows come home:
Play tennis on the four well-maintained clay courts on our doorstep, with training facilities and tennis instructors available, go for a round of golf on the 18-hole course in Petersberg or at the Golf Club Appiano “The Blue Monster” in Appiano, jog to your heart’s content, go bowling in the bowling club 600 m away, go shooting at the shooting range only 4 minutes’ walk away, climb in the Tramin climbing hall, on the natural climbing walls of the area or in the Caldaro climbing garden...
Lake Caldaro, sport and fitness in Tramin & the environs