The Weisses Rössl, long a postcard motif, looks back on 400 years of history and tradition.

At the traditional Weisses Rössl inn on the market square, where everything is just a short hop away.
Experience the Weisses Rössl feeling – with culinary delights and cultural highlights, a place where tradition meets innovation.


The Überetscher architectural style: one of the finest epochs in South Tyrol’s architectural history.

The Weisses Rössl – the White Horse Inn – is a fine example of the Überetscher style that flourished from 1550 to 1600.
A number of stately residences and inns along the South Tyrolean Wine Route, including the Weisses Rössl, were extended and altered by Italian builders.
Master builder Silvester del Gall thoroughly modernised the medieval core structure around 1586: the design of the façade dates from this time.

Originally from Tuscany, the sovereign princess of Tyrol, Claudia de’ Medici, together with her son, the Archduke Ferdinand Charles, had a liking for this late-Gothic building style, which was influenced by the Italian Renaissance. Bay windows and turrets; stone- and marble-framed window arches and door frames; double-arched windows with slender central columns; a large central hall – all these are features that distinguish the buildings.
The large hall on the second floor has a stucco ceiling that dates from the 18th century.


“At the Weisses Rössl in Kaltern am See, happiness awaits you on the doorstep.”

Lake Kaltern, its surrounding vineyards and the lively historic village centre all distinguish this picturesque village in South Tyrol’s south.
Kaltern offers a wide range of both culinary and cultural events, including numerous wine festivals such as the “Kaltern Wine Days”, plus various musical performances, such as the Kaltern Pop Festival and the Kaltern Lake Shows.


Lake Kaltern, the warmest bathing lake in the Alps, lies amidst vineyards and apple orchards.

Its Mediterranean ambience and climate mean that plenty of sports and leisure activities are possible here. Lake Kaltern is ideal for swimming, pedal boating, stand-up paddling or simply relaxing. The Ora wind, blowing from Lake Garda, is also perfect for windsurfers as they skim over the lake.


We have put together a few of our guests’ favourite activities and attractions.

Whether on a bike, by motorbike or on foot – here you can discover impressive castles, beautiful lakes and romantic wine trails. We have set down a sample of our guests’ favourite activities and attractions.

Mountain biking / cycling

Kaltern offers plenty of marked cycleways that lead through a unique and varied landscape. A leisurely tour by bike along the South Tyrolean Wine Route is the best way to see a completely different side of the land on this side of the Alps: South Tyrol can offer gentle circular rides, challenging mountain bike tours and spectacular mountain passes for road bikes.

“On an E-bike or a mountain bike – you’re always quick going downhill.”


Everything from easy valley walks or leisurely hikes through vineyards and orchards, right up to challenging high-altitude trails with glaciers and Alpine lakes: South Tyrol offers walkers and hikers a vast spectrum of ways to enjoy its wonderful natural surroundings to the full.

Motorcycle tours

The Dolomites of South Tyrol provide a unique motorcycle experience. The dramatic passes, winding mountain roads and wonderful mountain panoramas make for never-ending excitement. Ride over the Brenner Pass and down to Sterzing; then over the Jaufen Pass, into the Passeier Valley and on to Lana; over the Gampenpass and along the Mendel road, and finally down to Kaltern and the Weisses Rössl.

“Swim in Lake Kaltern, the warmest bathing lake in the Alps.”


There are numerous lakes in the area, perfect for either relaxing or for more strenuous activities.
Lake Kaltern, surrounded by vineyards and orchards, is the warmest bathing lake in the Alps and is ideal for a cooling dip.
The Montiggler lakes and the Völser Weiher lake are both ringed by forests, while up in the mountains a variety of hiking trails lead to and from the beautiful Pragser Wildsee.
Depending on which lake you choose, you can swim, sail, go stand-up paddling or windsurfing from May to October.


The unforgettable views are sure to provide a thrill for every climber.

Come and try for yourself the incomparable fixed-rope routes (vie ferrate), sports climbing arenas, multiple-pitch ascents and Alpine climbing experiences. There are also fantastic bouldering areas at Algund and in the “Stone City” in the Gröden Valley, while the climbing mecca of Arco, on Lake Garda, is just an hour’s drive away.


The Kaltern Cinema Club has a long history: Kaltern has been the proud home to a cinema since 1911, one of the few villages in South Tyrol that can make such a claim.
There are film screenings three days a week, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
End the day with an enjoyable evening at the cinema.

Fortresses, castles, museums

Standing above Lake Kaltern are the ruins of Leuchtenburg castle, while the Empress Sissi stayed at Trautmannsdorf castle near Meran when taking the waters there.
The Archaeology Museum in Bozen contains original finds as well as historical details of Ötzi, the Man from the Ice; the Kaltern Wine Museum in the village centre recounts the history of winegrowing over the centuries.

“The Weisses Rössl was known as a hunting lodge back in the 17th century.”


The double “s” in Weisses Rössl stands for spotlessness and safety.

We are ready to start a new season with you, fully prepared and bursting with enthusiasm and drive. The recent restrictions have kindled our creativity, with lots of culinary and cultural highlights to enjoy together – wonderful, safe experiences that will long remain in the memory. We look forward to seeing guests both old and new here at the Weisses Rössl in Kaltern!

  • Breakfast is served in all three of our historic stuben, ensuring that a safe distance can be guaranteed even when they are full, so you can start each new sunny day in a relaxed and safe frame of mind.
  • Our historic lounges, covering a total of 145 m2, offer guests plenty of space indoors.
  • The tables on our large terrace, right on Kaltern’s market square, are positioned so as to guarantee the proper safety distance.
    Outdoor culinary and cultural entertainment is now yours to enjoy!
  • Cleanliness has always been a priority here: the Weisses Rössl is cleaned according to the strictest hygiene regulations.
  • What about checking in from the comfort of your own home? The Rössl offers a convenient pre-check-in: simply pick up your key at reception – and your holiday can begin!
  • Come on in! Our staff wear mouth and nose protection in all areas of the inn; our cleaning staff always wear gloves in addition.
  • We keep a prudent safety distance of two metres where possible.
  • Numerous disinfectant dispensers are positioned throughout the building.
  • The entire Rössl team has received full training in the applicable hygiene standards.
  • Guest rooms, door handles and keys are properly disinfected before your arrival.
  • We will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you to have a rapid antigen test.
  • We will be pleased to help all our guests easily rebook and reschedule their stays, whether by phone or in writing. You can always contact us for any questions or doubts.
  • The following link gives you all the important information you need for a trip to South Tyrol. Click here
  • Register with the South Tyrolean health authority before your arrival via the following link. Click here
  • Or alternatively via e-mail at or by phone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on +39 0471 435 700
  • Complete and carry this self-declaration form in the event of an official check. Click here

The Ambach family and the Rössl team