Mölten lies in the heart of the mountain plateau between Bozen and Meran, between the Sarntal Valley and the Passeier Valley, at an average altitude of 1,000 to 2,000 m a.s.l. Mölten village centre nestles in the hollow of a mountain slope.at an altitude of 1,133m a.s.l.
To the east, Mölten is bordered by the Salten ridge and the Tschaufen, to the north by the Möltner Joch, to the west by the hill with the St. Ulrich church behind which, to the south-west, a steep slope descends to the Adige Valley. Thanks to its location in the open hollow, Mölten gets a lot of sun and, at the same time, is sheltered from the wind. In winter, the climate is milder than in Bozen, 900m below.
Tips for trips
Alpine farm with authentic pasture farming and a well-run mountain hut in the Sarntal Alps in the south of South Tyrol.
ATTLERHÜTTE MOUNTAIN HUT
From the Kircheben car park, follow the signposted paths to the Sattlerhütte mountain hut.
Loop route from Mölten over the Salten meadows
From Mölten, walk up to Langfenn and the beautiful little church of St. Jakob.
Gschnoferstall ALPINE FARM
Leaving from the Schermoser car park (between Mölten and Flaas), a walk of around 30 minutes on well-kept trails will take you over the Salten to the Gschnoferstall Alpine farm.
A pleasant 45-minute walk leads from the Gschnoferstall to Tschaufen.
The Salten offers countless hiking options suitable for the whole family. From a leisurely stroll from Verschneid to the Tschaufenhaus mountain refuge through to a challenging ascent from Terlan to Tschaufen, there is always something to suit every taste.
In summer and winter alike, the Tschaufer Lake always has a touch of magic about it. Like a huge clearing in the forest, the lake is located amidst larch woodland, just a 10-minute walk from the Tschaufenhaus mountain refuge. The lake is almost completely covered over with reeds except for a small area of clear water where you can see frogs, tadpoles and dragonflies: an exciting experience indeed, especially for children.
A walk of around 20 minutes will take you from Tschaufen to the rocky knoll of the Tschaufer Nock, passing by Untertschaufen on the way. This incredible rock formation can be admired far and wide, as can a breathtaking view of the Etsch Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges.
MÖLTEN FOSSIL MUSEUM
At the Mölten Fossil Museum, you can see fossils dating back 27 million years.
TRAUTTMANSDORFF CASTLE GARDENS
For flower and nature lovers, the Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens are a wonderful destination for a day out, and you can spend the whole day here admiring the beautiful flowers and scenery. At the Touriseum, you can discover a wealth of fascinating information about South Tyrol, holiday residence of Sissi, last Empress of Austria.
The spa, recently renovated and inaugurated in 2005, is now a modern wellness centre with 25 swimming pools and an exclusive sauna complex.
A bus leaves every hour from our farm to Bozen, which, with its historic centre with the Walther Square, the porticoed arcades and the fruit market, is always worth a visit. There are also a number of museums in Bozen, including the Archaeology museum also known as the Ötzi Museum, the South Tyrol Museum of Nature and much more.
Countless walking trails lead to the famed Knottnkino, the most unusual “cinema” in the whole region. The shortest route begins in Vöran (route description follows).
Möltnerstraße 82, I-39010 Versein - Mölten (South Tyrol)