In Bolzano, autumn is synonymous with Törggelen, new wine and food markets. It is harvest season, when the days begin to get shorter and the weather cooler, the slopes turn orange and the air smells of grape harvests.
Tractors laden with grapes drive through the town, spreading the feeling of harvest everywhere. The aroma of must wafts from the wine cellars, which organize numerous guided tours with tastings.
A walk through the woods, ending at a "Buschenschank", is the perfect opportunity to discover the tradition of Törggelen and enjoy typical country dishes prepared with seasonal and 0 km products.
Autumn events not to be missed:
The Long Night of the Bolzano Museums
In 2002, the South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology and the Museum of Nature South Tyrol first had the idea to organize a Long Night, meanwhile this event belongs to Bolzano, such as the Walther statue or the Christmas market. Ten museums of the city provide a varied, culturally rich entertainment until the night with a colorful program and free admission. The event is supported by "Landesmuseen" and "Stiftung Sparkasse".
The next edition of the Long Night of the Bolzano Museums will take place this time on 6 October 2023. The event is coordinated by Betrieb Landesmuseen.
All information and updates on planned events can be found on the official page: The Long Night of the Bolzano Museums (Italian version)
WineSounds on the Alto Adige Wine Road
The ingredients are all there for a spectacular autumn in the castles of the Alto Adige Wine Route. From 20th October to 5th November 2023, several prestigious concerts will be held in the ancient walls of the towns that unfold on one of the most beautiful wine roads in Europe, combined with the excellent wines of this territory. Wine, the stories behind its production and great music will be the protagonists of the first edition of “WineSounds along the Alto Adige Wine Road". The entrance to the concerts includes the concert itself and different tastings to discover the best of local wines that, together, constitute the Alto Adige Wine Road’s family.
Specifically, in the city of Bolzano Bozen, a concert is scheduled on 25th October 2023 in the spectacular setting of Castel Mareccio.
FESTIVAL TRANSART is one of the most important multidisciplinary festivals for contemporary culture in Italy.
Appreciated all over Europe, Transart accompanies the audience in a new and exciting discovery of the most innovative projects of international contemporary culture. The projects, and their experimental character, are further enriched by the location-choice where they are set up: abandoned- and functioning factories, mountain huts, universities…
Starting from Bolzano, the heart of the festival, classical music, electronic music, performances, theatre, exhibitions, movies, and new technologies are presented all over the region from north to south, creating an inter-regional and trans-border contemporary culture platform.
Through the years TRANSART has worked with, among others, Marina Abramović, Nils Frahm, Laurie Anderson, Blixa Bargeld, Omar Souleyman, Matthew Barney, Jon Hopkins, Beat Furrer, Klangforum Wien, Matthew Johnson, Moataz Nasr, Sonic Youth, Quiet Ensemble, Teho Teardo, Tokyo Contemporary Dance, Roman Signer, Tomoko Mukayama. Furthermore collaborations where made with festivals such as MUTEK Montreal, Maerz Musik Berlin, Club To Club Festival, Klangspuren Schwaz, Elevate Festival…
A traditional feast to celebrate the end and success of the harvest! A tradition that conquers not only the mountain villages, but also the urban reality, animating Walther Square with stalls offering a wide range of autumn products.
Organized by the Bauernbund, the South Tyrolean farmers' union, in mid-October around forty growers and farmers bring fruit and vegetables, juices and syrups, herbs and spirits, cheeses and cured meats from their fields for you to taste and buy.
And while parents are busy discovering farming life by chatting with exhibitors and tasting speck and chestnuts, children can throw themselves into piles of hay where they can play and admire and caress farm animals!
Bolzano Bozen City Trail
An event that combines taste and sport
A unique opportunity to discover the city from an unusual point of view, the sporting one. The route runs along the Guncina and St. Osvaldo promenades, which climb gently up the surrounding slopes to reveal an enchanting panorama. For all trail runners there is a particularly challenging route this year, which runs along a beautiful forest path towards the Renon.