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What to do on a bad weather day?

Rainy weather doesn't necessarily mean you have to stay at home.

Of course, hiking in good weather is priceless, but hiking in the rain also has its charms

and is a welcome invitation to get to know nature from a different side -

and above all: to enjoy the solitude that prevails then.

However, to enjoy the rain outdoors and avoid being soaked to the bone, you need good equipment, of course. This includes sturdy, waterproof shoes, a change of clothes, a rain jacket, rainproof overtrousers

and a rain cover for your rucksack. 

Caution: Rubber boots should be avoided, as they do not provide good support 
and are therefore not the best footwear for hiking!
As a general rule, you have no business being around or on the mountain during a thunderstorm.

The best way to find out whether there is a threat of thunderstorms in the event of rain is to check the current weather forecast. If you are surprised by a thunderstorm despite the forecast, you should find dry ground as quickly as possible. For this reason, it is generally advisable to hike in or around villages at lower altitudes

and not to hike to the summits. Even if it is "only" raining - and not thunderstorming -

you have lost nothing in alpine terrain, as a wet slippery surface considerably increases the risk of falling.

If you are surprised by a thunderstorm, you should never use an umbrella.

The metal end on the umbrella is dangerous because of a lightning strike!

Here are some tips on what else to do in bad weather:

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The provincial capital Bozen is only 20 minutes by car from Deuschnofen. A shopping spree in the Bolzano arcades , a visit to the fruit market , admire Ötzi in the South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum or enjoy an aperitivo on the Waltherplatz next to the Bolzano Cathedral - there is always something special in Bolzano. But also the other cities of South Tyrol such as Merano , Klausen , Brixen , Bruneck or Sterzing are worth a day trip.



Probably the most famous museum in South Tyrol is the South Tyrolean Archeology Museum with its star Ötzi, the ice man.

But also the South Tyrol Museum of Nature

or the Museion in Bolzano, as well as the six Messner Mountain Museums

invite you to discover.

Also waiting in Eggental

two museums open to visitors:

the Thurn Castle Regional Museum

in Deutschnofen and

the local museum in Steinegg .

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There are truly some cultural treasures to discover right on the doorstep.

For example the parish church of Nova Ponente , which is visible from the Nock apartment, or the small historical ones

Chapels of St. Agatha and St. Helena

in the middle of the Dolomites in Nova Ponente.

The most famous South Tyrolean pilgrimage site, Maria Weissenstein , is not far away - an absolute must! Either accessible on foot or by car.

The many castles and palaces in South Tyrol are also an interesting destination.

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How about a bit of relaxation on a rainy day?

The Merano thermal baths , QC Terme Dolomiti in Pozza di Fassa (TN), Cron4 in Reischach, the Naturns adventure pool or Acquarena in Bressanone are popular swimming pools in South Tyrol that offer a wonderful sauna area for adults as well as fun children's pools and water slides.

Some hotels in Nova Ponente offer

Day spa opportunities.

Hands on the Climbing Wall


Climbing enthusiasts can let off steam in the indoor and outdoor climbing halls.

The closest climbing hall is the Salewa Cube in Bolzano.

Other climbing options are the vertical in Brixen, the rock arena in Merano or the climbing center in Bruneck .

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Relaxed a movie in the cinema

Take a look at Cineplexx Bozen or

Pay a visit to the planetarium in the Gummer. There are exciting films about our solar system and

the universe shown with a sophisticated 3D technology.

Were the above tips not yet the right ones for you?
Then you should just make yourself comfortable on the sofa or in the fluffy bed in the Nock Apartment, listen to the rain, watch the clouds moving around and read a good book from our small selected library.

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