Advent in Southern Tyrol
Picturesque market stalls offer handmade products, Christmas decorations and excellent Christmas cookies. You can warm up your cold pink cheeks by trying an apple punch, mulled wine or hot chocolate.You have an opportunity to visit the largest Christmas market in Italy, which is situated in Bolzano. You can also make a trip to the historical Brixen. There is a muzeum of nativity scenes Hofburg. You are welcome to enjoy watching traditional fairy tales at the Brixen´s cathedral. The children won´t miss St. Nicholas, who goes around the town on the 5th December and hands out candies. There is also a biofarm Frötscherhofse, which is proud of its romantic sauna in the cottage at a pond.


Festive atmosphere at the Christmas market in Bruneck
Besides the traditional stalls this market offers the taste of local crafts. The locals show the visitors the productions of typical regional products. Children won´t be bored either.They are welcome to try painting as well as crafts. The farm Winklerhof is situated in this town. It offers its own produce and the stays at this place include delicious breakfasts. The farm opened up in 2016 and offers very comfortable and modern accomodation. The interior´s typical materials are wood and stone. They only add to the warm atmosphere and cozy feeling.

The farm´s surroundings and activities
You can enjoy a sleigh ride through the beautiful snowy countryside or go skating on a frozen lake.  The ones with adventurous spirit will love to go snowshoeing.  This is  the way to  spend Christmas time at the Thalerhof  farm close to the spa town Meran, just 10 km away from a ski resort.

Delicious breakfast from local farm production
Delicious breakfasts are typical for all the Roter Hanh farms. It is a great coulinary experience for those who just love to relax. There is a wide range of fresh foods produced on the farm and the guests are always awaited by homemade dishes. The local specialities can be tasted in local restaurants and wine cellars offer excellent local wine. The historical farm Weingut Oberpreyho is a charming place surrounded by vineyards. So, if you are not a skier, this farm is a very pleasant option for spending your winter holiday.

Lenka Bicanová