Kaltern an der Weinstraße (German pronunciation: [ˈkaltɐn an dɐ ˈvaɪ̯nˌʃtraˑsə]; Italian: Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino [kalˈdaːro ˈsulla ˈstraːda del ˈviːno]), often abbreviated to Kaltern or Caldaro, is a municipality in South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of the city of Bolzano.
As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 7,592 and an area of 47.9 square kilometres (18.5 sq mi).
It is famous for its lake, the Kalterer See, and wine (Kalterersee Auslese or Lago di Caldaro scelto). The cuisine combines Italian and Tyrolean styles. The nearby Dolomites area is known for its hiking and climbing routes.
Kaltern borders the following municipalities: Eppan, Neumarkt, Tramin, Vadena, Amblar, Cavareno, Ruffrè-Mendola, and Sarnonico (the last four municipalities belong to the Trentino).
The municipality of Kaltern contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Altenburg (Castelvecchio), Oberplanitzing (Pianizza di Sopra), Unterplanitzing (Pianizza di Sotto), St. Josef am See (San Giuseppe al Lago), St. Anton/Pfuss (San Antonio/Pozzo), St. Nikolaus (San Nicoló) and... Read more...