Located at 820 metres a.s.l., Steinegg lies much further down in the valley than its neighbouring villages in the Eggental valley – and yet it is definitely closest to the heavens!
As part of the municipality of Karneid/Cornedo, the villages of Steinegg and the little hamlet of Gummer represent Europe’s first star village: according to Astronomitaly, in fact, it offers one of the most beautiful starry skies to be seen throughout Italy! An observatory, a solar observatory, a planetarium, a “planetary trail”, a “trail of the stars” all await visitors here, not to mention full-moon events and other activities with astronomy themes – such as informative night hikes, a virtual-reality corner or a rocket workshop. But Steinegg has another – cultural – ace up its sleeve: Karneid Castle, dating from the 11th century, and the Steinegg museum are definitely worth a visit, while the earth pyramids are another stunning attraction in the area’s natural surroundings. The comfortable accommodation – ranging from hotels with space-themed rooms to holiday apartments – make the perfect base for enjoying new and exciting experiences in and around Steinegg each day: amidst the surrounding skiing and hiking areas, the cultural attractions, the nearby regional capital of Bolzano/Bozen and the wonders of nature, gathering beautiful holiday memories is easy!
The star village (823 m) lies on a high plateau with an unobstructed view of the Dolomite mountains Rosengarten, Latemar and Schlern. The village is home to South Tyrol's only observatory, the South Tyrol Planetarium, the Planet Trail and the new Star Trail.
Steinegg can be reached in many ways. Take a look at the options available to you right here. Did you know that your journey is much more relaxed if you simply leave your car at home and travel by train and bus? You're also making an important contribution to the protection of nature.
Relaxed and environmentally friendly holidays: in Steinegg you are fully mobile even without a car and can reach all your excursion destinations comfortably in a short time by public transport.
Exclusively for all guests of the member establishments of the Eggental tourist associations, there is the Guest Pass Eggental, with which you can use public transport free of charge and without restriction during your stay - in Eggental and throughout South Tyrol!
With the Mountain Pass on 3 or on 5 days within 7 unrestricted with 18 lifts in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage on the Rosengarten, Latemar and on the Schlern.
Here you will find all important information on skipasses, daily, multi-day, and seasonal tickets at a glance. All ski passes can be purchased quickly and conveniently online. Buy your skipass directly from home and get a 5% discount!