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Angular view from the beginning of Via Museo of the Ötzi Museum, which is open to all visitors.In the Ötzi Museum families of young and old sit in a circle around a guide and admire the life-size reproduction of the snowman. A couple of visitors are asking for information at the museum reception and the guide dressed in white is listening to them.A guide dressed in black shows three blond children what to see inside the museum.

Guided tours

Guided Tours

The Tourist Board, in collaboration with the Association of Tourist Guides of Bolzano, offers a rich programme of guided tours of the city and its surroundings, discovering the main historical and artistic attractions.

Discover Bolzano by walking through the old town center and its little-known districts, visit its churches or the Archaeological Museum where Ötzi, the famous Similaun mummy, is kept. The entire programme of the guided tours during the Christmas Market is included in the brochure in Italian and German language, available from end November 2021.

Our guided tours are bilingual, just like our town!
A maximum of 20 participants are admitted (unless otherwise stated).

Guided tours

The city centre and its prestigious palaces

Guided tour of the city centre in German and Italian with focus on the treasures hidden in gorgeous palaces.

  • Start: 10.30 a.m. from the information office
  • Every Monday
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

Don Bosco Bozen Melting Pop

Guided tour of the neighbourhood which is experiencing a new lease of life. The Don Bosco neighbourhood was created in the mid-1930s by the Fascist government to house Italian-speaking workers’ families and provide manpower for the new industrial area.

  • Start: 10.30 a.m. at the church in Piazza Don Bosco Platz
  • Every 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

The other Bolzano Bozen

A journey through the secrets of Bolzano's most discussed monuments, buildings and squares built in the period between the two world wars: from Piazza Vittoria to the Corpo d'Armata, from the former Casa del Fascio to the Palace of Justice and the Church of Cristo Re.

  • Start: 10.30 a.m. in front of the Monument to Victory (Bridge side)
  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

The industrial neighborhood

Bolzano/Bozen South is the neigbourhood of the future. From the terrace of the Sheraton Hotel, the first stage of the tour, you can enjoy an oversight of the most important places of innovation and sustainability such as Technoalpin, Salewa, the headquarters of the Trade Fair, the H2 Centre and the Alperia Tower. The tour continues between the colourful murals of the via Buozzi Straße and ends with a visit to the NOI Techpark: a former aluminium production site rehabilitated in 2017 and transformed into a real science and technology park.

  • Start: 10.30 a.m. from hotel Sheraton
  • Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

Benedictan Abbey of Muri-Gries and the Old Parish Church of Gries

Guided tour of the Benedictan Abbey of Muri-Gries and the Old Parish Church of Gries.

  • Start: 14.30 p.m. in front of the Benedictan Abbey
  • Every 4th Tuesday of the month
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

Guided tour of the city centre and South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Guided tour of the city centre in German and Italian with an individual visit at the Iceman museum.

  • Start: 14.30 p.m. from the information office
  • Every Wednesday
  • Duration: approx. 1,5 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00 + Museum's ticket; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

Bolzano, the underground city

Guided tour of the city centre in German and Italian discovering the treasures underneath the city such as the crypt of the Cathedral, archaeological excavations, the basement of Palazzo Mercantile/Merkantigebäude and some shops and restaurant in the via Portici. The tour ends with a toast in the Fink's restaurant basement.

  • Start: 14.30 p.m. from the information office
  • Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

Guided Tour Beato Arrigo

Special guided tour in collaboration with the Castelli Foundation dedicated to the fascinating and mysterious figure of Blessed Arrigo da Bolzano. During the guided tour we will visit the Cathedral, where the relics of Blessed Henry are kept, the Heinrichshof farmstead, his birthplace, and Roncolo Castle, where a special exhibition dedicated to him has been set up.

  • Start: 10.30 p.m. from the information office
  • Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00 + reduced museum entrance fee € 5.50; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

The historic centre of Bolzano (English/German)

A tour to discover the most evocative corners of the historic centre, such as Piazza Walther, Piazza delle Erbe, the Portici, Piazza del Grano and the main monumental churches; we will also focus on Bolzano's wine tradition, whose vineyards reach as far as the city centre.

  • Start: 10.30 a.m. from the information office
  • Every Friday
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: English/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

The historic centre of Bolzano

A tour to discover the most evocative corners of the historic centre, such as Piazza Walther, Piazza delle Erbe, the Portici, Piazza del Grano and the main monumental churches; we will also focus on Bolzano's wine tradition, whose vineyards reach as far as the city centre.

  • Start: 10.30 a.m. from the information office
  • Every Saturday
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Fee: € 10.00; € 5.00 with WinePass; free with Bolzano Guestcard and for children up to 14 years of age
  • Reservation required within 5 p.m. on the previous day
  • Language: Italian/German
  • GreenPass: required from 12 years of age

 

Guided tours for groups

The staff of the Bolzano Tourist Guide Association, made up of licensed professionals, can draw up personalized programmes, offer guided tours and excursions in Bolzano and throughout South Tyrol.

The rates for the various types of guide services are available by clicking here. For reservations or to organize a detailed programme, our offices are always available at the following numbers: Tel. 0471 307000, info@bolzano-bozen.it

Further contacts for requesting guided tours for groups

Bolzano Tourist Guide Association: www.stadtfuehrer-bozen.it/en

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