How to reach Castelrotto

Finding us on the Seiser Alm Alpine pasture plateau
On our travels around the world, we’ve seen so many beautiful places and met some great people. But our home is right here, in Castelrotto/Kastelruth – in the Dolomites. With the majestic Schlern massif towering above us, the view from the Seiser Alm mountain plateau looks out into the endless verdant mountain landscape. Where on earth would you find a more beautiful spectacle than this?
The view from our sun terrace of the sprawling meadowlands is impossible to describe, so we won't even try. You must experience it for yourself. The same goes for the hiking area on the Seiser Alm plateau beneath the Rosengarten mountain chain.
Since the images speak for themselves, let’s rather concentrate on how you can find us:


How to reach….

By car

The Ortler is situated in the quaint village of S. Valentino/St. Valentin beneath the imposing Schlern mountain massif, which is part of the UNESCO Dolomites. We belong to the Castelrotto/Kastelruth municipal district that includes the internationally renowned Seiser Alm high mountain plateau – the largest in Europe. Thanks to our location, the Ortler makes an ideal point of departure for fun holidays in South Tyrol!

Coming from the NORTH (Innsbruck-Brennero/Brenner): Exit the A22 southbound Brennero highway at Chiusa/Klausen-Val Gardena/Gröden and take the SS12 state road. Follow the road to Bolzano/Bozen along the river for around 10 km. Turn off at Ponte Gardena/Waidbruck, crossing the short arch bridge over the river. At the roundabout take the first exit marked Castelrotto-Sciliar/Kastelruth-Schlern, and drive uphill for about 8 km. At the traffic circle take the first turn right towards the Seiser Alm mountain plateau, and then the first left turning. Follow the directions to Seiser Alm-S. Valentino/St.Valentin. After about 3 km, you’ll arrive at the Ortler Hotel on the left-hand side of the road.

From the SOUTH (Verona/Bolzano): Exit the A22 northbound Brennero/Brenner highway at Bolzano Nord/Bozen Nord and take the SS12 state road. Turn left and head northwards along the river in the direction of Brennero. After reaching Prato all’Isarco/Blumau, enter the short tunnel and immediately take the left fork to Castelrotto/Kastelruth-Seiser Alm mountain plateau. Continue uphill for about 20min, passing through Fié allo Sciliar/Völs am Schlern and then about 10 km further to Siusi/Seis. After passing through Siusi, you’ll come to a roundabout. Go right around the roundabout and come back towards Siusi for 100 m or so and take the first turning to the left. Follow the directions to Seiser Alm-S. Valentino/S. Valentin. After an uphill drive of about 3 km, you’ll arrive at the Ortler Hotel on the left-hand side of the road.

By bus/train:

Castelrotto/Kastelruth is fully integrated into the transport network, so it makes little difference if you’re approaching from the north or from the south. InterCity (IC) and EuroCity (EC) trains stop in Bressanone/Brixen as well as Bolzano/Bozen, and there are regular bus services to Castelrotto. These operate between the main railway station in Bolzano and the Bressanone and Chiusa/Klausen stations, to and from the Seiser Alm mountain plateau, and Castelrotto. Of course, we will gladly fetch you at one of these railway station should you request it.
On Saturdays, “Südtirol Tours” buses depart regularly from Stuttgart arriving at the Seiser Alm, via Ulm and over the Resia Pass/Reschenpass.

By airplane:

Bolzano/Bozen Airport (BZO) serves as a hub for a limited number of flights (mainly from Germany), with a direct bus service operating between Bolzano airport and Castelrotto/Kastelruth. Most visitors, however, arrive via other airports in the wider region such as Bergamo, Milano, Venice, Innsbruck, and Munich, reaching Bolzano and Bressanone/Brixen by train. Local bus services stop in the Seiser Alm area and Castelrotto.
Munich: on Saturdays long distance coach services operate from Munich airport, Bolzano railway station and the Seiser Alm Alpine pasture plateau.

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Impressions of the hotel Ortler