Trentino / Alto Adige

On Saturday the Munich weather was quite bad. It was cold, cloudy and raining. Everything looked grey. We wrapped up some stuff, put it in the back of the Jeep an went on the Autobahn from Munich via Brenner to Südtirol. Surprisingly there was not much traffic and the trip was quite pleasing.
Right after Europabrücke it was still dripping but with less clouds. In Italy the sun came out and weather was great.


After passing Bozen, the capital of Südtirol, our first stop was Meran, a city with thermal springs and baths. We had quite a tasty lunch with dumplings and the local Schüttelbrot.
Just an espresso and we went on to Trentino.


Our spot for the night was near an artificial lake, the Lago di Santa Giustina, once the largest dam.
The road was small and when arriving at the dam it was quite a view downwards. Landscape around the reservoir is pittoresque with vineyards and apple farms.
The last piece of the path was not much wider than the Jeep, luckily nobody came from the other side.
Our final stop for the day was a small B&B right at the northern end of the reservoir – the balcony view was amazing.


After breakfast we drove via the Mendel Pass to Bozen. There we went to see the famous Ötzi, a man who died in the ice about 5300 years ago. The museum around the iceman is quite amazing and provides thorough information about the scientific findings.

From Bozen we directly went back to Munich, thankfully without traffic jams.

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