Heaps of holiday pleasures
Relax, hike, pedal, swim, enjoy…
The HOFER HOF is the ideal base for a multitude of holiday experiences all year round. From a blossom-filled spring of biking and summers hiking with amazing views, to the golden Merano autumn and white wonder of winter in the Meraner Land region.
But the HOFER HOF is also a great place to stay home in too. It has everything that makes a holiday varied and wonderfully restful.
The nearby vicinity
The HOFER HOF is a little world of its own, in which there is an unbelievable amount to discover. All you need to do is step out of your cosy apartment and you’ll find yourself at the heart of our large farm and met by the gentle splashing sounds of the fountain. Our own little farm chapel. This is a vestige of the old farmstead which we have carefully rescued. And which may remind you to take a moment to stop and be thankful during your holiday.
The green heart of our farm is a large, well-maintained lawn. An oasis of recreation for young and old alike, that offers plenty of room for undisturbed relaxation. Quiet sitting areas under shady trees and comfortable loungers as well as day beds might encourage you not to leave our farmstead at all on many a vacation day. Simply exist, do nothing, read a good book and enjoy yourself.
It’s great what there is to do here, including for our small guests. The adventure playground with sandpit, kids’ tractor, swing and more makes kids quickly forget the mobile phone, TV and grumbling. Often close friendships are made here with promises to meet again next year.
The expanse around us
Others have to get in their car for this. At the HOFER HOF it is right outside your door: the famous Algunder Waalweg irrigation channel path, one of the loveliest South Tyrolean hiking trails alongside an ancient irrigation channel. Or how about a hike to the nearby Partschins Waterfall? During the thaw in spring it is among the most spectacular waterfalls in the entire Alpine region.
Anyone looking to get that little bit higher should lace up their climbing boots and explore the Texel Group Nature Park on a different path every day. South Tyrol’s largest nature park is a fascinating mountain landscape with striking summits, the famous Merano High Altitude Trail and the picturesque Spronser Lakes. This was the home of Oetzi too, the man from the ice. And, happily, it is still the untouched home of the ibex, the golden eagle and the edelweiss too.
Or perhaps you prefer the city atmosphere and culture? The garden village of Algund with its many palms and interesting parish church can be reached quickly and cheaply in just 8 minutes by car or by bus with our MeranCard. The nearby spa town of Merano is the perfect place to visit for a leisurely stroll or shop. Have all the amazing sights made you hungry? From the simple inn to the upscale gourmet temple in the Burggrafenamt region you will find everything is on the menu.
And if you are hungry for culture, there is plenty on offer in Meraner Land too. Tyrol Castle, the ancestral castle of the Counts of Tyrol, is definitely worth a visit. As are the famous Messner Mountain Museums or the quaint Typewriter Museum in Partschins. Children’s eyes will sparkle in Railway World in Rabland at the largest digital model railway in Italy and enthusiastically immerse themselves in Stone Age life in the archeoParc open-air museum.
Green, hospitable, great… the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are a 12 hectare natural amphitheatre with 80 garden landscapes and plants from all over the world. A visit should be an essential part of your holiday plans. And how about a sporty, green round of gold on one of the wonderfully situated courses at Lana or Passeier.Meran golf clubs? Have a good game!