DSC Rainguthof Winter
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Rainguthof Animal World in Caprile

In Caprile near Tesimo, in the beautiful surroundings of Merano, there’s a paradise for animals with a gorgeous panoramic view.

In Caprile (Gfrill), a hamlet at 1,100 m a.s.l. along the road to the Passo delle Palade mountain pass, you'll find a rustic little farmstead beneath the street. A few years ago, the old mountain farm was taken over by the owner family of the nearby Gfrillerhof inn and has been transformed into a real natural oasis, surrounded by beautiful meadows and forests: the Rainguthof Animal World - "Tierwelt Rainguthof" in German, "Mondo degli Animali Rainguthof" in Italian.

This large area is the home of numerous animals, who can be visited all the year. Especially the young visitors are real fans of the ponies, dwarf goats, peacocks, horses, sheep, donkeys, ducks, geese, turtles, deer and more. Also old domestic animal breeds such as woolly Mangalica pigs and Racka sheep, two Australian emus as well as - since 2020 - two camels, Laika and Alibaba, live at the Rainguthof farm. From the meadow behind the little bricked farmstead you can enjoy a gorgeous view on Bolzano and the South Tyrolean alpine world with the mighty Catinaccio Group.

While spring is a favourite season with the animal babies at the Rainguthof, summer offers pleasant refreshing mornings at this place. During autumn, the surrounding brightly coloured forests invite to several walks and hikes. A snack-bar with a sunny terrace, however, invites to take a rest, moreover seasonal particularities are offered, like roasted chestnuts in autumn and open-air theatre performances around Christmas time. And how to reach the Rainguthof Animal World? The road leads from Nalles or Lana towards Tesimo, and further on in the direction of the Passo delle Palade mountain pass. The farm is located beneath the street, parking is available. Below, there's the adjacent Cafè Restaurant Bagni di Caprile.

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Opening times

  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed
  • Thu 03 Dec closed
  • Fri 04 Dec closed
  • Sat 05 Dec 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 06 Dec 08:00 - 20:00

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 12/04/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

General opening hours

  • Mon 08:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 20:00


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