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Old 31.10.2011, 16:13
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Bolzano Christmas Market - been there ? ( Sth Tyrol, IT )

I was wondering if anyone can share their experience about this Christmas Market. I am considering going using PostAuto to Mals / Meran and then by train to Bolzano. Just wanted to know if it was worth it to spend 2-3 days there.

http://www.christmas-markets.it/en/c...uth-tyrol.aspx

It is a bilingual place, German and Italian I am given to understand and quite unique with a large Christmas Market, possibly the largest in Italy.

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Re: Bolzano Christmas Market - been there ? ( Sth Tyrol, IT )

Don't forget to visit Otzi the iceman!
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Re: Bolzano Christmas Market - been there ? ( Sth Tyrol, IT )

I haven't been there during Christmas market time, but it's definitely worth a 2-3 day visit. I would take a day trip for lunch up to Bressanone. I really like this part of the world.
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Re: Bolzano Christmas Market - been there ? ( Sth Tyrol, IT )

I have heard lots of good things about this place and will be visiting in the first week of December.
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Re: Bolzano Christmas Market - been there ? ( Sth Tyrol, IT )

Enjoy your trip!! We went for a long weekend in the Dolomiti in October and it was beautiful!! We stayed in Ortisei - never went to the town of Bolzano - there was so much scenery to see in the mountains. The food was good - more Austrian/German than Italian - heavier pasta (dumplings) lots of meat - like pork shank (stinco) and speck (cured smoked 'proscuitto'). The area is famous for wood carving so I would expect lots of carved nativity figures at the Christmas market.

We drove - so filled the car with cured meats, wine, cheese, porcini for the way back. And apples!! The northern part of Italy was apples as far as the eye can see and we stopped at a farm and got the biggest, juiciest, crispiest apples - my fave were the weinsaps.
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Re: Bolzano Christmas Market - been there ? ( Sth Tyrol, IT )

There is a new Merano Plus Spring Card which allows you access to Bozen / Bolzano.

And for EUR22, you can travel by rail across DE by DB one way.

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If coming from CH, your hotel will mail it in advance, for some saving in reaching to your destination.

Postauto Engadin-Merano route

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For the Davos–Zernez stretch (travels from 25.06.2011 – 16.10.2011) passengers require a CHF 6.00 Alpine Ticket.
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Re: Bolzano Christmas Market - been there ? ( Sth Tyrol, IT )

They recently discovered that Ötzi of Bolzano had intact blood cells.

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Iceman mummy holds world's oldest blood cells..

The oldest red blood cells ever identified have been found in the body of Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Alps in 1991.

The bloody find is a first for Ötzi's mummy, which has been under scientific scrutiny since a pair of hikers stumbled over the body frozen in ice on the Austrian-Italian border. And the new research, published today (May 1) in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, helps confirm the story of Ötzi's death.

The Iceman was so well preserved that scientists could estimate his age (about 45), his health, his last meals (they included red deer meat with herb bread) and even his probable cause of death, an arrow wound to the shoulder that sliced an artery. But no one had ever found blood cells in the ancient man's corpse.

Ötzi – the Iceman
The Iceman on display at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy) is one of the world’s best-known and most important mummies.

http://www.iceman.it/en/node/226

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