The Holzner is nestled in its beautiful park in the village of Oberbozen at an altitude of around 1,200 metres. Surrounded by plenty of open space, it rises up on the Ritten high plateau, which has so much to offer: Over 300 kilometres of hiking trails stretch out here, leading past earth pyramids, through forests and up to the Rittner Horn family hiking and skiing area.
At the Holzner itself, we offer the most beautiful outdoor experiences in both winter and summer and an adventurous, active holiday in nature and in the face of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
Tennis has a long tradition at the Holzner. The tennis courts at the hotel were built in 1935 and international competitions were held on the then new courts from 1936. Since the late 1970s, Holzner guests have always had a professional coach at their disposal.
Our house guests can use the tennis courts with the most beautiful view for miles around free of charge, and high-quality tennis rackets are available for hire on site. Non-guests can use the courts for EUR 15 per hour by reservation.
Martin Tappeiner has been head coach at the Tennis Academy at the Holzner since 2014. Using the Mentap training method developed by him, he offers individual coaching sessions for young and old and group courses for children, whereby the learning experience is tailored to the specific needs of adults and children. As part of the children's programme, there are regular free taster courses for your children.
Training lesson for adults EUR 65
The focus is on special exercises to keep the body stable and compact and finding the centre of gravity.
Trainer lesson for children EUR 65
A playful learning experience with self-developed exercises and games that teaches the joy of sport and tennis.
Please contact us directly for the organisation of weekly sessions and entire training programmes.
Our head coach
TappeinerDuring his active playing days, Martin was state junior champion several times, played for the Rungg and Kaltern tennis clubs in the B series and reached 30th place in the men's regional league. He holds the state B certificate FIT for trainers and the additional qualifications PTR Professional, the Cardio Tennis Trainer licence and has completed training as a mental trainer. He is the director and founding member of the Tennis School Südtirol and has been the head coach of the Holzner Tennis Academy since 2014.
in the heart of South TyrolOver 300 kilometres of hiking trails run along Ritten mountain from the vineyards in the valley to the lofty heights of the Rittner Horn at an altitude of 2,200 metres. At the Holzner, we regularly offer guided hikes to the most beautiful places on Ritten and throughout South Tyrol, a large collection of hiking suggestions or the personal recommendations of our team will help you choose the perfect hike. We also have a boot dryer and carrying rucksacks for babies in our depot, and a hiking rucksack with a refillable Holzner drinking bottle is available for you in your room.
Use the Ritten railwayThe historic Ritten narrow-gauge railway runs every half hour from Oberbozen to Klobenstein and stops at four stations in between. This means you can hike across Ritten mountain and use the railway for the outward or return journey depending on the route, which is particularly popular with little hikers.
Hikes for every tasteVines and even palm trees grow on the valley slopes of the Ritten high plateau, while high alpine conditions prevail at the highest point of the mountain, the Rittner Horn. This leads to an incredible variety of hiking opportunities in a small area and in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. On 300 kilometres of hiking trails on Ritten mountain, you can either enjoy a leisurely stroll, go on easy hikes with children or take on challenging full-day tours.
Pram-friendly varietyThere are also numerous and varied hiking options for families with babies and toddlers. The Holzner has high-quality carrier backpacks for hikes over hill and dale, as well as pushchairs. You can use these on the many pram-friendly hiking and walking trails on Ritten mountain: The Pyramid Trail in Lengmoos, the family circular hiking trail "The Legendary World of Toni" on the Rittner Horn or the Freud Promenade, to name just a few.
Summit ascentAn unforgettable experience for adults and older children alike is a summit ascent, and the possibilities are endless in South Tyrol. We recommend, for example, the ascent to the Weisshorn, which is also easy for children, or a trip to the east of the country, where some of the most beautiful summit hikes in the world await in the Dolomites, from easier variants to via ferratas for experienced hikers.
BikingSouth Tyrol’s diverse landscape, the excellent network of bicycle tracks and the widely spread public transport system, make for an ideal biking holiday destination! Additionally, at the Holzner, we give you the RittenCard for the use of all South Tyrolean public transportation, free of charge. So, just hop on your own bike and go! Unless you want to make use of our free and high quality in-house bike and e-bike rental.
Mountain bike rental
free of charge for our house guests
EUR 33 half day
Guided e-bike tour
EUR 33 half day
Italian nostalgia game
game for the whole familyBoccia is probably the Italians' favourite leisure game, and with good reason. Alternating concentration and communication are the determining factors in boccia. This makes a game of boccia entertaining, sociable and yet exciting, and therefore great fun for all family members. Balls, a scoreboard and the rules of the game can be found directly on the bocce court itself.
Discover our additional bookable services for unforgettable active experiences on holiday:
1 training unit with our qualified trainers
1 guided e-bike tour to Rittner Horn mountain
Swimming lessons with our highly qualified trainers, per unit
High-quality e-mountain bike rental
1 training unit with our tennis coach
1 lunchbox and hiking map