Kronplatz - ready for the summer?
The ideal mountain for families, active holidays and lots of indulgence
Many ski and snowboard fans at Kronplatz will no doubt have found themselves wondering what goes on in the popular skiing resort during the summer months. The answer is simple: a lot! In summer, the famous panoramic peak holds a real treat hikers
and mountain bikers
The views out onto the central Alps and the Dolomites are simply stunning. Thanks to its flat top, Kronplatz is ideal for a day out with the family and kids: Exploring the mountain is easy and convenient even with baby buggies. Hiking with the little ones and picnics on lush green mountain meadows have never been more fun! And what's best, there's no need to worry about how to get your buggy etc. to the top: Just take the cable car all the way up. Sports lovers can of course reach the top of Mount Kronplatz on one of the many hiking trails, while mountain bike enthusiasts will most probably opt for the legendary Giro d'Italia route
Cable car to the skies
The cable cars in Riscone-Reischach
and on Passo Furcia-Furkelpass
will gently carry you to the top of Mount Kronplatz in as little as 20 minutes. Glide to the peak of this well-loved mountain for the whole family
in state-of-the-art gondolas, catching the first fascinating glimpses of the surrounding mountain ranges. Once you have reached the peak plateau, take a short stroll to the Concordia 2000 peace bell
, a striking monument to world peace and the ideal place to marvel at the stunning views
out into the Alps. Enough panoramic scenery? Then go ahead and enjoy a day out filled to the brim with your favourite activities or simply sit back and unwind on one of the many sun-spoilt terraces
MMM Corones - Messner Mountain Museum
Soon the sixth Messner Mountain Museum
will open its doors at the top of Mount Kronplatz. A melting pot of the Ladin, Italian and German-speaking populations, the region is where the three cultures of South Tyrol
meet, making Kronplatz the ideal spot for Reinhold Messner
's latest project: building the sixth and last Messner Mountain Museum "Corones" on 2275 m. Designed to catch a glimpse of the lives of mountaineers and climbers, the museum will revolve around a central topic: rock.
The Concordia 2000 peace bell
With its 3.11 m in height, the Concordia 2000 peace bell is the largest bell in the Alps. Set on an 11 m panoramic platform
at the top of Mount Kronplatz, it chimes every day at noon and and every time a country abolishes the death penalty or a war is ended. A true peace bell
that never fails to move its visitors!
Herrnsteig downhill trail
For that extra bit of adrenaline
, try the 7 km downhill trail
that starts just beneath the peak on the northern side of Mount Kronplatz. It's a true white-knuckle ride for pros and newbies alike. Check out our downhill lessons for beginners!