The different seasons at the Birkenhof


APPLE BLOSSOM - THE SPRING AWAKENING

can be experienced at close quarters at the Birkenhof. After the cold and snowy winter months, finally humans, animals and plants wake up again from their winter sleep. It‘s an exciting time for everyone, although full of work around the farmhouse, otherwise the harvest in summer and autumn would suffer. Unforgettable for our guests is the breath-taking apple blossom in April. The entire Valley “Etschtal” is transformed into a single ocean of flowers, blossoms and colours, shining in white and pink. This environment invites you to go for a walk or make a bike tour in the valley or explore the “Waalweg” trails of Marlengo and Lagundo.


HIKING HOLIDAYS – ENJOY THE SUMMER
in our farmhouse, with freshness and a light breeze from the mountains. Here you can escape the heat of the valley, take one of the many cable cars up to dizzy heights, climb a peak or take a rest at an alpine pasture, where you will be treated with typical South Tyrolean food. In the afternoon we recommend cooling down in the waters of the nearby lakes or the many outdoor swimming pools of our area.


AUTUMN HOLIDAYS - EXPERIENCE THE TIME OF THE HARVEST

and enjoy the colourful and mild autumn in the valleys as well as in the heights. This time is known for the typical South Tyrolian “törggelen”, a social gathering in a local tavern or “Buschenschank”, how we call it. There one can roast chestnuts and taste the new wine of the season, all surrounded by musical framing and if you are lucky some traditional dances.


 

IN WINTER, EVERYTHING COMES TO REST

when the harvest is brought in and the first snow starts to fall. Now silence lies over the Birkenhof and we can start the day a bit slower. Of course, this is also the time we welcome all guests, who now want to visit the famous Christmas markets of Merano and surroundings or the winter garden of the brewery “Forst”. The white, snowy mountains invite one to ski, snowshoe or hike and afterwards you can relax in the warm waters of the thermal baths of the spa city.