History stays alive on a train ride The day was August 13, the year...read more
History stays alive on a train ride The day was August 13, the year 1907, when an important part of Renon’s history was written: the inauguration of the Railway Renon leading from the main square Piazza Walther in the heart of Bolzano directly to the plateau of Renon. The Railway Renon was designed on the model of Swiss mountain railways during the Belle Epoque. In 1966, the cog railway was shut down and a then modern cable car was built, connecting the city and the mountain from Bolzano to Soprabolzano. Meanwhile, the historic narrow-gauge railway still runs from Collalbo to Maria Assunta, operating partly with original cars and partly with more modern ones. It is the only one of its kind left in South Tyrol. The spectacular view of the Dolomites along the track is reason enough to catch a ride on this witness of past times. Plus, at every stop you can get off and start a hike on one of numerous trails leading right into the natural green of meadows and forests.