Klobenstein Arena Ritten
Klobenstein Arena Ritten

Collalbo

Collalbo is a hiker’s paradise and the main village of the municipality of Renon: The hamlets of Pemmern and Caminata are also part of it

Collalbo is located where the road leads to the left towards Vanga and the Val Sarentino valley and to the right towards Longostagno and the Valle Isarco valley. The holiday village is popular among active holidaymakers throughout all seasons, and top athletes also know Collalbo because of its RittenArena, the ice stadium with the fastest open-air rink in the world. It is the home stadium of the "Rittner Buam", as the hockey team playing in the transnational Alpine Hockey League is called. In summer, the arena becomes the venue for the multi-day open air festival "Rock im Ring".

The Renon Railway brought tourism to the Renon a century ago. Once it connected the Piazza Walther square in Bolzano with the high plateau, today the little train runs between Soprabolzano, where the Renon Cable Car stops, and Collalbo. The "Bahnl", as it is called by the locals, was put into operation in 1907. It was the time when summer retreats for wealthy merchants were becoming fashionable and brought many visitors to the Renon, no matter whether they lived in Bolzano or in far-away Vienna. One of them was Sigmund Freud, who is still remembered today by the idyllic Freud Promenade. He wrote his famous "Totem and Taboo" here on the high plateau.

Another hike around Collalbo (Klobenstein) shows you the Renon Earth Pyramids, the pilgrimage church in Santa Maria and the historic spa "Bad Siess". Collalbo also includes the small hamlet of Caminata and Pemmern or Tre Sentieri, where the valley station of the Corno del Renon Cable Car is located. In addition to sunny ski slopes, there are also many winter hiking paths, a panoramic cross-country ski track and a sledge run on the highest elevation on the Renon, Mt. Corno del Renon. In summer, Toni the eagle invites children to take a walk along his trail beneath the peak.

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