A typical autumn dish on which a customer is intent on cutting meat, served with dumplings and sausages. A farmer's hands hold a handful of freshly harvested chestnuts, ready to be cooked.Panoramic view of Bolzano on an autumn day from a high point of the Rafenstein path on the way to San Genesio.Traditional Bolzano food and wine dishes, with autumnal meat and sausage dishes accompanied by a glass of red wine.In the autumn season, a winegrower harvests a bunch of grapes from his vineyard in Bolzano.A seasonal dish of red apples, grapes and chestnuts accompanied by a glass of white wine.



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:


21st - 24th novembre 2024

The ApfelFesta returns to Bolzano with many expositionary stands, selling points, tasting experience, informations, a apple based gastronomic offer and a rich outlione program with live music and kidsplay.

The daily schedule will be posted soon.

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 17th October to 3rd November 2024, 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.


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.

Some Names

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!

See also