The Kohlern Guesthouse lies so majestically and charmingly above Bozen, that one must ask oneself the question: why not spend a romantic weekend here in fall – or spring!
When one checks into the Kohlern guesthouse, which lies 1170 metres above sea level, on a lovely autumn day and goes to the terrace to drink a glass of Prosecco and admire the South Tirolean Mountains before occupying the room, then it just might happen that you fall in love with this place.
This is because the Kohlern Guesthouse, as opposed to other guesthouses, has this magnificent view. On the one side is the view down the valley to Bozen, which is the capitol of South Tyrol, and on the other side the view to the South Tirolean Mountains right up to the high Texel group of alps in the direction of Meran.
Not only that, the Kohlern guesthouse is one with a great history. Especially the cable car, which rises to the heavens from this village with only a handful of houses. The cable car was taken into commission in 1908 and some people even say that was the first suspension cable car in the world. The opening of the Kohlern Guesthouse was nine years previous to this. However, at that time the only visitors were mountain climbers. The opening of the cable car resulted in the attraction of tourists to the area.
When we visited we were shown through the house by Josef Schrott and his mother Paula. The Schrotts just celebrated more than 50 years Gasthof Kohlern, and they turned into a real “Hideaway.” The biggest highlight is of course the outdoor pool, which is heated to 28 degrees celsius in winter (and autumn) and is especially attractive to the younger couples. On top of this there is a Finnish sauna and herbal steam bath. Then comes the large dining room, divided in two halves, which seats 120 guests and would also be appropriate for a wedding reception.
Altogether there are 16 rooms and suites: all beautiful, some (for example the one with the cowskin chair) even a little modern, which especially for this house is very positive, because from the outside the appearance is slightly dusty. The suites on the top floor face south west, which provide once again this magnificent view. Televisions are only available on request, mini bar and telephones are not, but Wi-Fi is accessible at no cost within the whole house.
All kinds of pairs in love that love the mountains and want to fill their lungs with real fresh air. The guesthouse is also ideal for Bavarians and Tyrolese who want to just spend a weekend here. It’s only a three hour drive from Munich (obviously it’s a little longer from Würzburg, which is also in Bavaria). Quite a few guests also bring their children with them. During the day wonderful hiking tours can be started directly from the house. Standard mountain bikes are also available free of charge. More professional mountain bikes are available for a fee.
There is even a tennis court in the village, which can be used by guests staying at the guesthouse.
With the car to Bozen and drive for about 15 minutes up the mountain. There are parking spaces directly in front of the house. Of course it is considered more elegant to arrive by cable car. To do this one has to park down in the valley. For guests who come from further afield, the airports Verona and Innsbruck are only about one and a half hours away.
Is very good, the boss Joseph Schrott sets great value on regional dishes. We tried the rack of lamb and that alone was sensational. The boss also makes sure that the appropriate wine for the meal is provided and has access to a grand selection. This is why we recommend that you book half-board.
In winter from 80€ per person, Summer from 90€ per person for bed and breakfast.