Hotel Gitschberg

Meransen, South Tyrol, Italy

Blue sky, sunshine ... that's how it should be on vacation! Then always up, up to the charming, family-run Hotel Gitschberg. It has been small, fine and quiet for over 40 years in the middle of mountain meadows at an altitude of 1400 meters on the sunny high plateau of Meransen.

In the meantime, the young generation has taken over and converted the hotel into a Boutique KlimaHotel, which is renovated, converted and managed according to the strictest environmental criteria. This return to the original life on the mountain, the connection with the surrounding alpine nature and one's own South Tyrolean roots is now communicated at every level in the hotel. The materials in the house, the ingredients for the meal, the hay and the herbs in the wellness area.

With only 38 rooms, the hotel is an ideal place for peace-seeking summer hikers or nature lovers and snow-loving winter sports enthusiasts and wellness lovers. From everywhere, nature greets you through large windows into the inner rooms, vis-à-vis the Dolomites shine across. It is a very natural feeling of vacation and life that is shown here. With a reduction to the essentials and the luxury of simplicity. With a lot of individuality, freedom and fine, sustainable enjoyment.

And especially great: Although it is so remote and in the middle of nature, you can get here very well by public transport.

If you like, you can read on our blog how The Gitschberg is on the way to the organic hotel. You can find the hosts' favourite recipe to try in the kitchen whispers.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom102 €
Double roomfrom170 €
Suitefrom184 €


ArchitectureThe hotel has been renovated and completely renovated in recent years in a modern and new way, but still based on the rustic farms and barns of the alpine region of Gitschberg Jochtal. In cooperation with local craftsmen and from traditional and environmentally friendly materials, the building has been energetically optimized. Now it complies with the strict KlimaHaus regulations and was the first existing hotel in South Tyrol to be certified as a KlimaHotel®.

FoodOn Tuesdays there is "100% South Tyrol" in the Hotel Gitschberg. Although this means that the range of food and drinks from breakfast to dinner is a little reduced. For example, there is South Tyrolean grape and apple juice for breakfast instead of the classic orange juice (because they don't grow in South Tyrol). But that also means actively living sustainability. It's also fun and it's tasty, or maybe even just now! On the other days, many of the foods used are also regional, seasonal and organic, because they come from farmers, traditionally working small producers or producers who know and support the Peintners personally. This includes slow food products such as the local Geisler beef or the Villnösser Brillenschaf or simply wild forest and meadow herbs. By the way, there are vegetarian offers every day.

Most of the Gitschberg employees come from the immediate vicinity and the hotel tries to promote a good working atmosphere with various measures: attractive working hours for team members with children, opportunities for further training and advancement, team building and, last but not least, relaxation, leisure and wellness offers outside of working hours . The Gitschberg commissions the specialized sewing room "forget-me-not" in Bruneck for work clothes and various small items of everyday use in the hotel, such as bread baskets. This inclusion project for young people with disabilities produces unique items and wonderful items of clothing. The social project is also supported with the additional sale in the hotel shop. Plants and garden herbs are also purchased from a social cooperative. And with the organic fair trade coffee, which can really be traced down to the smallholder where the bean comes from, Horst and Barbara Peintner make further socially valuable contributions.

EnvironmentHere on the grandiose plateau of Meransen not only the view and the wonderful nature are convincing. The sun also shines with inexhaustible power almost every day. It heats all the pool water and some process water via a solar system. The hotel also produces green electricity itself. The house technology is also optimally set to save energy. All rainwater is stored and used for irrigation. And no new tree is felled for the hotel's toilet paper, napkins and printed matter. The garbage is strictly separated throughout the house and in the guest rooms. This is one of the reasons why the Hotel Gitschberg has been certified by KlimaHotel® since 2013. This seal of approval confirms the ideal energy efficiency of the building envelope and the entire building. The environmental compatibility of the building materials used and the company's handling of water and earth are also examined. It also deals with dealing with waste prevention and disposal, the environmentally friendly mobility of employees and guests and the active promotion of regional traditions and resources in daily use. In addition, the expenditure for the seal is checked so that only investments with the most sustainable and long-lasting impact possible.

Well-BeingThe Fenilia SPA in the Hotel Gitschberg is - Nomen est omen - all about hay, forest and meadow herbs. Accordingly, you can sweat freely in the hay sauna, steam room, infrared or Finnish panoramic sauna in the garden. In the panoramic indoor pool, you can swim in the sun-warmed mountain spring water directly towards the Dolomites. And the relaxation room, which is filled with the scent of pine, extends to the sunny meadow during summer. Undisturbed mountain view included. The hay lounge promises unique deep relaxation, which you won't find anywhere else. The naturopathically inspired application program includes massages and rituals with alpine herbs and the silver quartzite primeval stone from the nearby Pfitschertal. And outside the spa area, of course, the great healer nature with forest and doctor tree is waiting. Your host Barbara Peintner will accompany interested guests there for alpine forest bathing. This brings people calm in a very special way and gives them lasting strength.


  • Authentic South Tyrolean mountain hotel opposite the Dolomites at an altitude of 1400 m
  • Ideal for those looking for rest and relaxation
  • Panoramic location with 280 days of sunshine a year
  • Almost all rooms with an unobstructed south view of the mountains
  • Awarded as KlimaHotel®
  • Panorama restaurant with nature-inspired Gitschberg mountain cuisine
  • Only 300 meters from the gondola lift to the Gitschberg ski and hiking area
  • Both the episcopal city of Brixen and Bruneck are only a few minutes away by car
  • Naturopathic wellness offer with Fenilia blossom clock massages and silver quartzite primeval stone treatments
  • Hay lounge relaxation room with hand-mown, high-alpine hay
  • From spring to late autumn: the activity program with alpine forest bathing, guided sensory tours and a mountain hike
  • In winter a guided snowshoe hike and the diverse range of leisure activities in the ski and alpine region of the Gitschberg Jochtal

Boutique KlimaHotel38 roomsRestaurantno childrenWi-Fino disabled accessPoolno pets


  • Hotel with only 38 rooms and suites, all with lots of wood and natural materials
  • Panorama restaurant, wine bar and fireplace lounge
  • Spa with various saunas and relaxation rooms
  • Solar-heated panorama pool with a view of the Dolomites
  • Holistic treatments with massages and natural cosmetics
  • In-house fitness room
  • Library
  • Free parking, garage space for a fee
  • From spring to autumn: free AlmencardPlus for free use of the mountain railways in the Almen region, participation in various themed hikes, admission to over 80 South Tyrolean museums and free travel on all public transport throughout South Tyrol
  • Free rental of mountain bikes, backpacks and hiking poles
  • E-mountain bikes for a fee
  • Free rental of snowshoes, backpacks, spikes and hiking poles in winter


Südtirol verknüpft bodenständige Regionalität mit traditionellen regionalen Heilmitteln. So führt die Hotelchefin und Kräuterpädagogin des „Hotels Gitschberg“, Barbara Peintner, in Meransen ihre Gäste morgens zum „Atemwandern“ in den angrenzenden Wald... Danach stehen im Gitschberg der Fenilia Spa, die Heu-Lounge und die Saunen bereit.

Karin Willen,, March 2020

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom102 €
Double roomfrom170 €
Suitefrom184 €

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With public transport

Here you can safely travel without your own car. The public network of the South Tyrolean transport company is so well developed that guests can take the cable car from Meransen to Mühlbach at regular intervals, from where it is easy to continue by bus and train. From spring to autumn, the free AlmencardPlus includes the use of all mountain railways in the Gitschberg Jochtal alpine region, as well as all public transport throughout South Tyrol. If you come by train, the hotel offers a free transfer from and to the Franzensfeste train station. The exact address can be found on the hotel website.