Leifers and Surroundings

The small "apple city" of Leifers is located a few kilometers south of the provincial capital of Bolzano in the green Etschtal valley, surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. Leifers is one of the few municipalities in South Tyrol where a majority of the residents are native Italian speakers. In the main town of Leifers and its districts of Steinmannwald, St. Jakob, and Seit, the coexistence of various South Tyrolean linguistic groups has resulted in a harmonious symbiosis. Due to its central location, the town is an ideal starting point for excursions of all kinds. The town's vibrant community life, with its many clubs (such as the brass band, youth association, volunteer fire brigade, and shooting club), ensures there's always something happening. Our farm is located in a quiet area surrounded by apple orchards. The town center is about a 15-minute walk away. You can reach the Leifers outdoor pool in about 10 minutes and the train station in about 20 minutes.


Leifers offers a variety of activities for every guest. You can find numerous experience programs and current leisure activities in Leifers and the surrounding area at suedtirol-sueden.info/de/leifers. Leifers is particularly popular among cyclists from March to November due to its mild climate. Enjoy leisurely rides from our farm through the orchards along the Adige cycle path to Bolzano, Merano, or Trento. For more adventurous cyclists, the Breitenberg offers routes up to Deutschnofen and into the Dolomites. Motorcyclists also appreciate Leifers' ideal location for tours throughout the entire Dolomite region. Hiking enthusiasts will also find plenty of trails nearby.

Excursion Tips:

  • Leiferer Höhenweg
  • Pilgrimage Trail from Leifers to Weißenstein
  • Hike to the Church of St. Peter, locally known as Peterköfele and featured on the municipal coat of arms
  • Rotstein Viewpoint 'Runde von La Costa-Seit'
  • Large Montiggler Lake - Montigglersee Circuit starting from Pfatten
  • Toll - Rechtebnerrunde starting from Leifers
  • Schneider Meadows - Titschenwarte Circuit

Mobility and Infrastructure

With the Bolzano Card (provided to guests free of charge), your holiday in South Tyrol becomes even more interesting and enjoyable. The card is your personal ticket to a world full of attractions and benefits, allowing you to explore Bolzano, Jenesien, the Sarntal Valley, and all of South Tyrol. With the Bolzano Card, you can use all public transportation and visit numerous museums. For more information, please contact the Leifers Tourist Office.

More Information about the Bolzano Card


Cultural highlights of the year include the well-known Leifers Carnival, the summer Oldtimer Biker Festival, and the Köfelefest featuring Leifers' music star Rudy Giovannini. In autumn, the inns on the Breitenberg and in the mountain village of Seit invite visitors to enjoy Törggelen. Also worth visiting are the South Tyrol Archaeology Museum in Bolzano, home to the world-famous Ötzi the Iceman, and the Messner Mountain Museum at Sigmundskron Castle.


Relax in our garden, in the private saltwater pool, or if you prefer natural swimming ponds, visit Lake Caldaro or Lake Montiggler. Let your soul unwind under the starry sky on crystal-clear nights!


In Leifers, you will find numerous grocery stores, pharmacies, a nursery, a jewelry store, and several clothing stores along the main street. Every Thursday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, you can stroll through Weißensteinerstraße at the weekly market. Here, you'll find a wide selection of clothing as well as South Tyrolean specialties: a vegetable and fruit stand, a bread stand, and a stand with sausage and bacon products. The Leifers Farmer's Market, held every Saturday from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM during the summer months, offers fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as homemade fruit preserves, syrups, and honey from local farmers.

In the town center along the main street, there are several restaurants, pizzerias, bars, and ice cream parlors. You can also find excellent restaurants and wine taverns with traditional cuisine in the surrounding area.