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DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat


Gather you with strength, feel tranquillity and absolute liberty…

In our Wellness & Active Hotel, in a wonderful panoramic position, you will discover what it means to be careless happy. At this place, where familiar hospitality, modern style, southtyrolean tradition and strong holiday emotions are unified, the beauty of life is put in the centre of attention, every day.

Do you already know our DAS GERSTL Unique Team?

Our Das Gerstl Unique team lives #dasgerstlfeeling and is bursting with good humour. We see people as people, not just as employees. We see her or his personality. And that's what makes us so unique. #dasgerstluniqueteamfeeling

Exclusive Water World

Dive in, float, relax, and enjoy the great views on the surrounding mountain worlds and the valley below. The water worlds are an absolute highlight at the DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat, your top wellness address in South Tyrol.

  • 17-metre indoor infinity pool is directly connected to the heated outdoor whirlpool
  • Our infinity pool adds to the sensation of being close enough to touch the mountain peaks
  • Highlight Selfie-cam for your favorite wellness-moment
  • Since june 2023: Outdoor Infinity Pool and wonderful garden area at 1,540 m

Exclusive r30 sauna world

Sweat, cool down and finally relax in our rest rooms, which offer great views on the surrounding mountain worlds.

  • Sauna with Panoramic-, Clay and Barley-, Mountain Herbs- and Pine Wood Sauna
  • Every day there are 2 sauna infusions
  • Hot-Whirlpool made of marble and Cool Down Pool
  • Steam Bath made of Plima stone from the Venosta Valley
  • Vitamin bar with regional snacks, perfume ralley
  • Panoramic rest room in Swiss stone pine, cuddle alm and infrared lounge
  • Waterbeds in the relax room "Peaceful Dark"

Beauty and well-being in our r30 spa

Our natural cosmetics line r30 made of southtyrolean mountain herbs, minerals and spring water ist the perfect care for every type of skin. Book your individual beauty-treatment

Some of our special r30 wellness-treatments...

  • Magic Mountains of Venosta Valley massage - be in good mood
  • Swiss pine massage - Pure alpine strenght
  • qmd® Sélene body treatments - invasive technology for modern aesthetics
  • Body treatment „Kuntrawant coffee meets Pala pear“
  • Body treatment "warm stamp massage with mountain herbs"
  • Peelings with the Venosta apricot - Pala pear - Swiss pine - marble

Where regionality is at home

Best culinary delights with our r30 guarantee! This means, that all products with the r30 seal come 100% from our region and from a maximum distance of 30 km.

  • Our weekly highlight: Gerstl's r30 Feast Day on tuesday! We serve only regional high quality products and present our team.
  • NEW: Exclusive meeting in Gerstl's kitchen! You are in the front line when our kitchen-staff prepares your dishes on various stations
  • Wine tasting and many information about wine with our Sommelière in the wine cellar
  • Presentation and tasting of southtyrolean products in the "Stoankeller"
  • Cooking courses with our team in the kitchen
  • Private candle-light-dinner in the wine cellar

In Vino Veritas

Our wine list is especially focused on Vinschgau wines.
The wine cellar creates a special ambience for a romantic getaway with a dinner in intimate togetherness.

Gerstl's wine meeting

Our wine meeting place offers an ideal ambience for a cosy get-together with a good drop of wine. Let yourself be inspired by the varied wine selection and look forward to one or the other tip to refresh your knowledge about wine

  • Weekly wine tasting with our sommelier Sonja
  • Weekly wine hike
  • Weekly gin or cocktail tasting

Bike & Hike in Spring | Summer | Autumn

Discover the beauty and the variety of the Venosta Valley and feel its nature as natives do. In the homaland of the highest mountain peaks in South Tyrol you can relax during easy or alpine hiking tours or bike tours through a wonderful landscape.

  • 8 guided hiking tours in Venosta Valley-style with our professional guide
  • Adventure mountain Watles with fun-lakes for families, mountaincart or archery trail
  • Guided e-bike tours with senior host Martin
  • Bike & Hike tour with the guide Andreas
  • E-bike, FULLY e-bikes and hiking sticks rental

Unforgettable Winter

The popular skiing area Watles in the boarder triangle in the nearby of Swizzerland and Austria, offers the most hours of sun in the Ortler Skiarena. With its wide pistes and a wonderful panoramic view to the mountains it is the ideal skiing areas for the whole family.

  • In total 7 guided snoweshoeing or hiking tours a week with our guide
  • 1 guided winter hiking tour a week to the mountain pasture "Kälberalm - surprise included
  • Skiing Area Watles and cross-country skiing and hiking center Schlinig (reachable in 5 min. with the Hotel shuttle)
  • 4 km tobbogan-run through the forest of the Watles
  • Personal consulting and suggestions for hiking and snowshoe tours
  • Snowshoe and hiking sticks rental free of charge

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Exclusive moments

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Our inclusive services

Enjoy our wonderful extras

Our extras valid the whole year

  • Lavish breakfast buffet with many local products, freshly prepared egg meals and crêpes, homemade juices and sparkling wine
  • Tasty afternoon buffet with homemade cake and pie
  • In the evening 5- to 6-course gourmet menu
  • Varied themed evenings
  • Once per week wine tasting with our sommelière Sonja
  • Relaxing hours in Gerstl’s sauna world and relax room
  • Use of Gerstl’s water world with heated outdoor pool and infinity pool
  • Fitness room with beautiful panoramic view in the Planeil Valley
  • Fresh juices and crunchy fruit in our vitamin bar
  • City bus stops right outside the hotel
  • Free WLAN
  • VinschgauCard with countless extras and discounts (free ride with the Vinschgerbahn and all other public transport, discounts for cable cars, museums, public pools and many other extras)

Our extras in winter

  • Varied active programme in winter
  • Five guided snowshoe hikes per week
  • Romantic winter walks
  • Guided ski tours upon request
  • Hotel shuttle to the Watles ski resort and the Schlinig cross-country centre (outbound from 9.00 to 10.30 a.m. and inbound from 3.00 to 4.30 p.m.)

Our extras in summer

  • Varied active programme in summer
  • Five guided hikes per week in the Venosta mountains
  • Morning gymnastics, Pilates or aqua gym in our infinity pool
  • Hire of premium gear (backpacks, hiking maps and hiking poles)
  • Beautiful hiking- and biking library

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Your holiday home in South Tyrol

DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat is situated at an elevation of about 1,500 metres, above the town of Burgusio. Thanks to its wonderful position, you will enjoy an astonishing view all over the valley’s basin, the Ötztal Alps and the Ortler Alps. The Watles skiing and hiking resort can be reached in just five minutes from your spa hotel in Val Venosta/Vinschgau, and is the perfect destination if you like hiking, mountain biking, skiing or snowboarding.

DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat


DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat

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DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat
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Florian Andergassen; Helmuth Rier; Hannes Niederkofler; Angelika Ziernheld; Alex Filz; Alex Moling; Frieder Blickle;

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