Between Alpine peaks and the Dolomites

Luson is the ideal for day trips. In the middle of South Tyrol, far south from the main alpine ridge and in the middle of the Eisack Valley inside the Dolomites. The family hotel 5***** Sonnwies is perfectly situated in Luson, the flawless starting point for many excursions: in the middle of South Tyrol, far south from the cool main edges of the Alps, in direct proximity to the Eisack valley in the Dolomites, near to the cities of Brixen, Bolzano, Sterzing, to the apple plateau of Natz-Schabs. From here you can quickly reach all main destinations in South Tyrol, North Tyrol, or Trentino.


The gateway to the World Heritage Dolomites

Luson, and therefore the Sonnwies are located at the foot of the Dolomites, at 10 minutes drive from the Katkofen Alm, and at 15 minutes by car from the mighty Peitlerkofel. Since 2009, the Dolomites have been recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Their impressive beauty and diversity, inspire everyone who has ever been able to discover them or at the same time see them.


Lüsner Alm

The Lüsner Alm is South Tyrol's longest high alpine pasture and is located above the Sonnwies in the alpine pasture area. The gentle, lovely alpine landscape with a wonderful view of the Dolomites is the ideal destination for family excursions. You can stop for a bite to eat in one of the numerous huts. Our insider tip is the Kreuzwiesenalm.


Villnöss und Puez Geisler

The postcard motif of South Tyrol, i.e., the village of St. Magdalena in the Villnöss Valley is located at the foot of the Puez Geisler Nature Park. From Sonnwies via the Würzjoch you can reach this scenery in no time. The valley offers dreamlike panoramas and high-quality alpine huts with excellent cuisine. 



The small medieval bishop's town has a lot to offer. Shopping, arcaded cafés, the Domplatz - the largest open square in Tyrol, sights such as the cathedral and cloisters, the nativity scene museum, and the pharmacy museum. 


Braies lake

A breathtaking mountain lake at the foot of the Dolomites. The Braies Wildssee in Braies is a spectacular walking experience. The location is a unique natural phenomenon. Old wooden boats can be borrowed to explore the small mountain lake. Plan a full day for this excursion, as it takes longer to get there but is definitely worth seeing. Travel time: around 2 hours, near Toblach


Merano and the gardens of Trauttmannsdorff castle

Empress Sissi once strolled here, today Trauttmannsdorff Castle near Merano is home to the most beautiful botanical gardens in South Tyrol. Palm trees and mountains, the thermal baths of Merano, the gardens in Trauttmannsdorff Castle, where Empress Sissi used to live - Merano is worth a day trip! Journey time: approx. 1 h 25 min, 87 km


The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology with Ötzi in Bolzano

The Man of the Similaun is worth a visit. The Ötzi Museum in Bolzano also shows you the first city of South Tyrol. Even though Bolzano has almost 100,000 inhabitants, it has maintained its flair. The southern air under the Tyrolean arcades, a brilliant mixture of north and south, of Italian and German.  Definitely to be recommended: a visit to Ötzi at the archaeological museum. Travel time: about 60 minutes, 53 km


The Schneeberg mine in Maiern near Ridnaun

The clothes of the ridnin eunder of Ridnaun impress as well as the lower tunnels that lead through the Schneeberg. The Schneeberg mine in Maiern near Ridnaun is a special experience for children.
Medieval miners at work in the show mine, into which one enters with the hut dog, the giant of Ridnaun in the museum. The show mine in Maiern | Ridnaun tells a lot about the joy and suffering of the miners from the Middle Ages. Journey time: approx. 1 h, 63 km


The high ropes course in Issing near Bruneck

Exciting acrobatics, harnessed and double-secured. The high ropes course in Issing near Bruneck is not for the faint-hearted. You should not be afraid of heights: The high ropes course in Issing near Bruneck offers challenges in ropes, on bridges, between high trees, safely strapped in and at extreme heights. Journey time: approx. 50 min, 45 km


The earth pyramids on the Ritten above Bolzano

Earth's history of becoming and passing away. The earth pyramids on the Ritten above Bolzano clearly demonstrate erosion. The earth pyramids on the Ritten are a natural spectacle that impresses children: massive stones on filigree earth spires, from the pure whim of nature. Journey time: approx. 1 h, 50 km