Spring in Natz – Holidays on the Apple Plateau
A holiday in March on the apple plateau of Natz/Schabs offers an extraordinary appeal. The sunny alpine plateau in this month welcomes you with a glorious sea of flowers. The fruit trees unfold their white-pink blossoms and the first butterflies are dancing from flower to flower. Delicious apple varieties such as Golden Delicious and Jonathan Gold thrive well in the mild climate of the Southern Alps. The mighty peaks of the Dolomites present themselves still covered with snow, forming a stunning contrast to the blue of the spring sky. In March, in Naz/Sciaves preparations for the Apple Blossom Festival are in full swing.
The Apple Blossom Festival in Natz/Schabs: a holiday highlight in March
The Apple Blossom Festival on the sunny high plateau in Val d’Isarco is an event of countrywide importance. Visitors from all parts of South Tyrol come to the region to attend this ceremony in the spring. The Apple Queen and the Hop Queen meet at the festival, and a varied program celebrates the beginning of the apple blossom. On this occasion, you have the opportunity to admire the traditional costumes of the South Tyrolean mountain region and to dance along the tunes played by folk music groups. Ornate processions accompany the solemn activities and emphasize the importance of this ancient custom in South Tyrol.
Spring awakening on the Apple Plateau
In March, nature takes off its grey winter dress in your holiday region, and shows its colourful and lively side. Now the time is right to take part in a blossom walk through the orchards. Attractive destinations are the Episcopal city of Bressanone, the Monastery of Neustift and the fortress in Franzenfest. In the Eisacktal, the Eisack Valley bicycle path invites active holiday makers to ride their bikes. Your holiday region is located at the intersection of two major nationwide long-distance bicycle paths in South Tyrol. During your holiday in March you may discover the beauty of nature south of the Alps and enjoy the sweet scent of hundreds of thousands of flowers during spring in Natz/Schabs.