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
Kikeriki - teepee village
Try living a day like a Native American: in harmony with nature. Kikeriki, the new teepee village at Kronplatz
, offers lots of fun, games and adventures for kids. With three traditional tents
arranged around an outdoor fireplace, it is the perfect place to experience what it would have been like to live in a Native American village some 200 years ago. And there's more: a petting zoo
with sheep, goats and donkeys! A hands-on experience and fascinating way to get to know these adorable local animals. This unusual playground on 2275 m above sea level is sure to make your children's hearts beat faster. We are looking forward to welcoming children of all ages, and of course their parents and grandparents! Free entry for all. Open daily between 10 am and 4.30 pm from Saturday 29 June until Sunday 15 September 2013.
Kikeriki Family days
Summer-time activities for the whole family: exercise and fun for all ages! Visit Kronplatz for the Kikeriki family days from 2 July to 12 September 2013
! Every Tuesday and Thursday (10 am– 12 pm and 2 pm–3.30 pm)
, we will look after your children and get them exploring with a number of exciting games for up to 1.5 hours, while you get a chance to hike around Mount Kronplatz. Go for a stroll along the Concordia and Corones trails with our experienced guides
and enjoy some truly breathtaking views out onto the Dolomite peaks and the Zillertal Alps! The Kikeriki family days are free for the whole family. Please consider that all hikers need to take a lift during the walking-tour. It’s necessary to buy a 1 Day Ticket for all lifts.
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!