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25. - 28. December 2011

half-board included

special price 70,00 €/day, p.p.

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Hotel Dolomiten Ritten

Sunny weeks in Winter
middle of January to the end of February2012

half-board included
cheesse buffet

4 nights 248,00 € p.p.
3 nights 186,00 € p.p.

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Hotel Dolomiten Ritten


The Ritten train

Rittner BahnThe Ritten railway opened its service  on August 13th 1907. At that time it connected the main square of Bozen, the Waltherplatz/piazza Walter with Klobenstein/Collalbo, making Ritten easily accessible for tourism.

In 1907 a cog railway was completed from the center of Bozen to Klobenstein and the steep 1000-meter difference in altitude were not a problem anymore. From Maria Himmelfahrt it still continues as a tramway today going to Oberbozen and Klobenstein.

Rittner BahnThe railway brought guests such as Sigmund Freud, who celebrated his silver wedding at Bemelman’s hotel in Klobenstein, and Bronislaw Malinowski, considered by many the father of modern anthropology, who bought a house in Oberbozen and lived there until 1939.

The writer Hans von Hoffensthal, who was born in Ritten, claimed that the introduction of the railway changed the character of the Ritten forever. The paved road in 1971 brought further changes, and in 1966 the cog railway gave way to a cable car from Bozen to Oberbozen.

Technical data of the cog railway: