Palla Bianca

The second highest mountain in the Oetztal Alps is the Palla Bianca (3,738 m asl), the Wildspitze mountain is only 30 m higher.

The Palla Bianca is located at the border between South Tyrol and North Tyrol and therefore between Italy and Austria. It is surrounded by glaciers, like the Hintereis Glacier, the Val di Mazia Glacier and the Vallelunga Glacier. The nearest village is Melago in the Vallelunga valley, about 7 km beeline far away.

The Palla Bianca was climbed for the first time in the middle of the 19th century by Johann Gurschler and Josef Weitthalm both from the South Tyrolean Val Senales. Also Archduke John of Austria was that impressed by the mountain, that he put his experience down in writing in 1846. Today the normal path proceeds from the Hintereisjoch ridge via the south ridge up to the summit.

The panoramic view from the Palla Bianca (Weisskugel, in German) is simply breathtaking and enormous: from the Bernese Alps and parts of the Pennine Alps in the west, across the Glarus Alps, Rhaetian Alps and the Bernina Range until the Ortles Alps and the Dolomites in South Tyrol, the Brenta Group in the Trentino and Mount Grossglockner in East Tyrol, the King in the Eastern Alps.

Hiking Hotels: Holiday package vitrine

  1. Hotel Falzeben: Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben
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    Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben

    Mountain Advent in Merano, at the hotel Falzeben

    Avelengo - Falzeben - Merano 2000
    from 12/16/17 to 12/23/17
    7 nights from 658 € per person

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Bergfrieden
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    Hotel Bergfrieden

  2. Hotel die Post
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    Hotel die Post

  3. Hotel Jagdhof
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    Hotel Jagdhof

  4. Hotel Vinschgerhof
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    Hotel Vinschgerhof

  5. Hotel Madaccio
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    Hotel Madaccio

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