Gasthof Kohlern Bozen / South Tyrol

Gasthof Kohlern

When you check in to the Kohlern guesthouse on a lovely autumn day and admire the South Tyrolean mountains before occupying the room, then you probably fall in love with this place quite fast. 

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The view from one of the rooms facing the Merano mountains.

The Kohlern guesthouse is one of these inns with a great history. Especially the cable car, which takes passengers to this village. It was established in 1908 and the people over here say that it was the first suspension cable car in the world. However, the opening of the Kohlern Guesthouse was even nine years previous to this. 

50 Years of Kohlern

When we visited we were shown through the house by Josef Schrott and his mother Paula. The Schrotts just celebrated more than 50 years of Gasthof Kohlern, and in the recent years they turned it into a real “hideaway.”

One of the highlights 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 you may enjoy some wellness in a Finnish sauna and herbal steam bath. 

But the centerpiece of this place is definitely the large dining room, which seats 120 guests and would also be appropriate for a wedding reception. 

Kohlern moments high above Bolzano: Food is an essential part at the hotel, which used to be a mountain restaurant only.

The rooms

Altogether there are 16 rooms and suites: We have slept in a lot of them and we can recommend them all. Some of them (for example the one with the cowskin chair) are 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 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.

Ideal for

All kinds of couples or singles in love with the mountains. It’s only a three hour drive from Munich. Quite a few guests also bring their children. During the day wonderful hiking tours can be started directly from the house. E-mountain bikes are also available for a little fee. 

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Stunning: The dining room.


There is even a tennis court in the village, which can be used by guests staying at the guesthouse.

Special II

From May 2023, the Schrott family will open new retreats below the house with a somewhat more modern approach. The lofts are very spacious and bright. The interior design is by biquadra, which has already furnished several other Pretty Hotels member houses such as the Villa Arnica or the 1477 Reichhalter.

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The new “Refugios” sit beneath the hotel and offer beautiful views of Bolzano and the Etsch valley.


Is a must up here. Boss Josef Schrott sets great value on regional dishes. We tried the rack of lamb and the Knödel variations. He also makes sure that the appropriate wine is provided. A grand selection is to be found in the wine cellar. This is why we recommend that you book the half-board arrangement. 


In winter from 80€ per person, Summer from 90€ per person for bed and breakfast.


Gasthof Kohlern / Albergo Colle
Familie Schrott

Dorf Kohlern 11
South Tyrol / Italy

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