Wanderhotels in South Tyrol

Wanderhotels in South Tyrol is an association of local hotels offering dedicated services for hikers and active holidaymakers. As a member, the Zirmerhof makes a perfect choice for anyone seeking to spend a hiking holiday in Merano and Environs.

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Wanderhotels in South Tyrol – quality assurance

Like all Wanderhotels associates, the Zirmerhof fulfils a series of quality criteria established by the association that are regularly checked for compliance:

  • Top location: the Wanderhotels in South Tyrol are strategically located in the most beautiful hiking areas in the Alps, with a wealth of trails starting directly from their doorsteps.
  • Competence and experience: all hotels are run by passionate and experienced hikers who can provide competent advice and assist you with the planning of your tours.
  • Guided tours: all Wanderhotels offer 3 to 5 complimentary tours with trained Alpine guides per week. Tours are offered in different levels of difficulty to suit every guest, from families to leisure hikers up to experienced mountaineers.
  • Equipment hire: all hotels offer free hire of hiking equipment, like hiking sticks and rucksacks.
  • Hiking taxi: the Wanderhotels organise taxi services to help you reach the starting point of guided hikes and personal tours.
  • Wellness: after your tours, you can come back to a fine spa and relax with saunas, steam baths or massages.
  • Tasty and healthy cuisine: during your stay at the Zirmerhof, we will be spoiling your palate with delicious regional dishes prepared with healthy, fresh ingredients.
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The best Wanderhotels in South Tyrol are family-run hotels where owners are also passionate hikers themselves and delighted to share their love of the mountains with the guests. This is the case here at Hotel Zirmerhof in Rifiano: the hostess is an indefatigable hiking guide and mountaineer. The ultimate goal all Wanderhotels share is to guarantee their guests an exciting, pleasurable and most importantly authentic hiking experience in South Tyrol. All members work together, pool experiences and constantly develop new ideas and services to offer the ultimate hiking holiday. With the Wanderhotels quality assurance, you can prepare for your holiday safe in the knowledge that you are booking first-class services.

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A passion for hiking

What is it that makes the Zirmerhof one of the best Wanderhotels in South Tyrol? For starters, its convenient location with easy access to a variety of hiking routes. Moreover, we offer you a diverse activity programme, professional guiding and expert advice for your hiking tours. To us, there is nothing better in the world than exploring the mountains and sharing our love for nature with like-minded people.

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One highlight a day…

Take a look at our weekly programme, we have tailored it to make hikers happy! Besides guided hikes and sports activities, it also comprises indulgent culinary and cultural highlights ranging from wine, grappa and chocolate tastings to brewery tours and relaxing massages. Because every minute of holiday is precious and we like to make it count!


Participation in our programme is open to all hotel guests as well as residence guests visiting us during the hotel’s opening months. If you wish to participate in one or more of the activities, please inform us by the previous day so that we can make proper arrangements.

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Only those who have a special feeling for the mountains are able to experience them with all their senses without leaving their own traces.

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Information regarding COVID-19
  • We are closing our hotel for the winterbreak on 05/11/2022!!!
  • Current entry requirements for South Tyrol are available here [https://www.suedtirol.info/en/information/coronavirus]
  • In our small hotel we accommodate only a small number of guests. The number of our long-time employees is also manageable. This allows us to easily follow all hygiene measures and safety distances in the spacious common areas.
  • If you prefer self-catering in these times, book one of our 8 holiday apartments in the Residence with its own kitchenette and refrigerator – here you can enjoy your holiday all to yourself. If you wish, we will even bring a breakfast basket directly to your holiday apartment.
  • At Hotel & Residence Zirmerhof we guarantee meticulous cleanliness as always. 
  • Recreation is nowhere as easy as here in South Tyrol! During our guided hikes in the boundless nature and in the mountains, you can enjoy your holiday far away from full cities.
  • Book without worries: Due to the current situation, all stays can be cancellation for free up to 60 days before arrival.
  • Further information about the current situation in South Tyrol is available here!

We work at full speed to organise everything for your holiday. If you have any questions, our reception is at your disposal every day by phone or e-mail.
The Ortner family and team

Hotel Zirmerhof