Holidays in Ridanna & Racines

For enjoyable and active holidays

The Melcherhof Residence is located at the entry to the Ridanna Valley in Telves at an altitude of 1160 m, and only 8 km from Vipiteno. Telves is a harbour of the Three-Valleys-Community Racines with the valleys Ridanna, Racines and Giovo. There is plenty to experience in the surroundings.
Tips for active holidaymakers
  • Gilfenklamm Canyon: On its course, Racines River turns into thunderous water masses, which have paved a way through the rocky marble canyon. In the core of the canyon, you enjoy breath-taking views deep down to the water, and the hiking trail leads over suspension brindges and steps across this nature reserve.
  • The Burghardklamm Canyon also awaits you with waterfalls, gorges and suspension bridges.
Tips for adventure seekers
  • Mines in Ridanna Monteneve: Discover life underground! Welcome to the former silver, lead and zinc mine
  • Wolfsthurn Castle: The only pure baroque castle in South Tyrol. In addition to the architecture, this castle impresses with the integrated Hunting & Fishing Museum. A "Forest & Water" theme path has been realised on the outdoor space.
  • At the reception we will be happy to provide you with further tips!
Tips for leisurely holidaymakers
  • Vipiteno: the merchant town is characterised by a historic past and is ideal for a wonderful shopping experience.
  • Innsbruck: the capital of North Tyrol impresses with the Golden Roof, Hofburg Castle, the Bergisel ski jump and the Alpenzoo.
  • The cities of Brunico, Bressanone, Bolzano, and Merano are also not far away and invite you for a fun day trip!
Tips for fashion and glamor
  • Vipiteno: the merchant town is ideal for a wonderful shopping experience
  • DOB – Designer Outlet Brenner: branded clothes at top prices
  • Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens: Enjoy a tour through the fascinating Swarovski world
Tips for cultural holidaymakers

Free entry to many museums with the museummobil Card

Multscher Museum
The Multscher Museum hosts parts of the altar, which was realised by Hans Multscher from Ulm for the parish church in Vipiteno between 14ric and 1459. The altar includes the four renowned altar panels, the scenes from the life of Mary, and the Passion of Christ. This altar is considered one of the masterpieces of this period.
Reifenstein Castle
Reifenstein Castle is located on the rocky hill south-west of Vipiteno. The castle features portcullis, parapet walks, firing banks and windows, and a historic bridge. The castle can only be visited during guided tours.
Fortress "Franzensfeste"
The Fortezza Fortress was planned and constructed within only five years (1833 - 1838) by the genius royal officers Franz von Scholl and Karl von Mártony. The plans were based on the most recent state of fortress architecture, and was one of the strongest fortresses in the Alpine region during this period. It is a giant labyrinth of rooms, hallways and stairs.
A holiday full of special benefits

all thanks to the active CARD Ratschings!

Free use of public transport and free participation in the active weekly programme - the activeCARD opens the doors to unforgettable holiday experiences in Ratschings!

Melcherhof in Racines near Sterzing

There is plenty to experience in the surroundings. Perfect for your active holiday!