Tradition and culture

The area of Caldaro and Termeno, so to speak the beautiful Oltradige, is rich in history, ancient customs and traditions.

Legends tell about the origins of Lake Caldaro, the mythical character of the “Saltner” watched for centuries over the vineyards, and the traditional costume of the Oltradige - the “Überetscher Tracht” - is still worn on feast days or at the parades of the village bands. And indeed there’s definitely something to celebrate here between Carnival, summer and Christmas. Join us!

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  1. Sagas and legends

    Sagas and legends

    Let yourself be enchanted by the sagas winding around Lake Caldaro, its villages…
  2. History of Caldaro

    History of Caldaro

    The origins of Caldaro and the history of its settlement date back to the Neolithic…
  3. History of Termeno

    History of Termeno

    Millennia-old finds were made in Termeno, known all over the world for its…
  4. Oltradige style

    Oltradige style

    The rather Mediterranean architecture of the Oltradige is apparent at the ancient…
  5. Oltradige folklore costume

    Oltradige folklore costume

    Such as every valley and region in South Tyrol, also the beautiful Oltradige area…
  6. The blue apron

    The blue apron

    The farmers’ apron in its typical blue colour belongs to Caldaro and Termeno like…
  7. The Saltner

    The Saltner

    The Saltner is a traditional, but real character which watched over the vineyards…
  8. Library of Caldaro

    Library of Caldaro

    The Public Library of Caldaro, a popular meeting point for young and old, is housed…
  9. Library of Termeno

    Library of Termeno

    The Public Library of Termeno, an important cultural institution, is located right…
  10. Maria von Buol

    Maria von Buol

    The famous poet, writer and last descendant of the Lords of Buol from Caldaro grew…
  11. Maria von Mörl

    Maria von Mörl

    The “ecstatic lady” from Caldaro led a life as a stigmatised mystic in the…
  12. Egetmann Parade

    Egetmann Parade

    One of South Tyrol’s most famous Carnival customs is the Egetmann Parade in…
  13. Sacred Heart Fires

    Sacred Heart Fires

    Every year in June the South Tyrolean summits, also in the area of Lake Caldaro,…
  14. Caldaro Christmas Market

    Caldaro Christmas Market

    In the Advent period, the centre of Caldaro village houses an idyllic Christmas…
  15. Christmas Markets in South Tyrol

    Christmas Markets in South Tyrol

    The 5 Original South Tyrolean Christmas Markets, as well as the smaller idyllic…
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