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Lakes & nature

Lake Kaltern

Kaltern on the Wine Road

 

The Lake Kaltern is located on the Wine Road, around 9 kilometres south of St. Michael | Eppan. It is situated 216 meters above sea level and gives its name to the wine made from the Vernatsch-grapes, which are grown in the nearby surroundings.

 

Topography
The lake Kaltern is 1.8 kilometres long and almost 1 kilometre wide, which equates a surface of 155 hectares. It is filled in a shallow basin and therefore it is only 5.6 meters deep and that is the reason why South Tyrol biggest natural swimming lake gets heated up very quickly.

Utilization:

In the south of the lake a reed bed area is situated, which shows a multifaceted offer of seldom birds and sweep animals and is as well a nature reserve.
The other part of Lake Kaltern is more developed for tourism and especially on the east and west shore you find swimming areas, restaurants, hotels, car parks as well as two campsites near the lake.

You can enjoy a wide sport program for windsurfing, kite surfing, stand up paddling and sailing. Furthermore, you can rent rowing or pedal boats. Motorboats are forbidden. To run, hike or with the bike you can use the signposted walking path around Lake Kaltern.

Further insights

Explore Eppan

Find the most beautiful places in Eppan and enjoy pure nature to its fullest.

Hocheppan Castle chapel

Hocheppan Castle chapel

A journey back to the Romanesque period. You will be amazed.

Biking in Eppan

Biking in Eppan

On two wheels on the road to enjoy the castles and the vineyard landscape of Eppan.

events
Die letzte Traubenfuhre in Girlan
07 Oct

The last load of grapes in Girlan

Girlan | Eppan

To celebrate the end of the harvest, the last grapes of this season are traditionally brought to the village centre, pressed and savoured under the supervision of the historic vineyard keeper.

Chestnut aperitiv
14 Oct

Chestnut aperitif

Centre St. Michael | Eppan

Chestnut aperitif invites you to enjoy freshly roasted chestnuts, wine presentations from Eppan, live music by "3 Guat & 2 Schianere" and an exciting children's programme.

Happymarkt
23 Sept

Happymarkt

Rathausplatz St. Michael | Eppan

There is almost nothing that is not here and from 7 am you have the opportunity to browse beautiful curiosities and discover many a valuable items.

Törggelefest of the ASV Eppan Ski

Törggelefest of the ASV Eppan Ski

Festival square St. Michael | Eppan

Home-made Törggele specialities such as pumpkin soup, Schlutzkrapfen, spinach and pressed dumplings, home-made sausage,

Surfleisch, Rippelen with dumplings and cabbage, Krapfen, Strauben and chestnuts will be served.

Exhibition long exposure
22 Sept

Exhibition long exposure

Lanserhaus Eppan

The FotoClub Eppan cordially invites you to the new exhibition "Long exposure", a fascinating technique that allows amazing photographic results, at the Lanserhaus Eppan at 8 pm.

from 20 Oct

WineSounds on the Alto Adige Wine Road

Alto Adige Wine Road

Several prestigious concerts, combined with the excellent wines of this territory, will be held in the ancient walls

of the towns that unfold on one of Europe's most beautiful wine routes.

EGNO
from 01 June

EGNO

Hocheppan castle

June 1, 2023 marks the 750th anniversary of the death of Egno of Eppan (1273).

beyond CHALLENGE
from 07 Oct

beyond CHALLENGE

big Lake Montiggl

A fitness obstacle course with two distances and levels of difficulty for everyone at Lake Montiggl.