All aboard, please! Final stop Christmas without Christmas stress

Christmas train on Renon

Everything is a little different on Renon - so also the Advent and Christmas time. With the Renon railway, which connects the two small Christmas markets, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the Advent season and get in the mood for Christmas in a peaceful and romantic way.
12 minutes later, we're already there: After a short ride with the cable car we arrived on Renon starting from Bolzano. Even the ride was a spectacle in itself: shortly before Soprabolzano the fog clears and gives a view of the sunset in the Dolomites. A few metres beside the exit point we already see the first Christmas market stands, but one immediately notices that we left the hustle and bustle in the valley. Here, there is an almost relaxed and nostalgic atmosphere. There are handicraft products, traditional crafts and typical South Tyrolean specialities. A fire crackles, llamas wait for the children. Christbahnl/Trenatale is the name of the concept and refers to the train that connects Soprabolzano with the village of Collalbo. The Christmas stands are built in the style of the 112 year old wagons. Then the time has come: In all comfort a train enters the station. On the way to Collalbo, musicians and their sounds put us in a really lovely pre-Christmas mood.

12 minutes to escape the hustle and bustle
In the village centre of Collalbo we have again the possibility to buy small presents at the lovingly designed wooden stands, which remind us of Christmas trees. There are bath salts, honey, wickerwork, hand-painted Christmas tree decorations, many different products from sheep, cushions filled with Swiss stone pine shavings, candles, lanterns, pictures, knitted, crocheted and sewn items - to name just a few. The children can take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage or visit the sheep. Again and again the smell of gingerbread, cookies, hot apple juice and mulled wine fills our nose. This is what makes the Christmas train so pleasant: You have everything you expect from a Christmas market without the noise and hectic surrounding it. Only 12 minutes away from Bolzano.


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