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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 as well as two Australian emus 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. Wooden benches and tables make a picnic possible, 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.

Opening hours: all year round
freely accessible

Admission:
voluntary donation

Further information:
phone: +39 0473 920936, gfrillerhof@rolmail.net

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