Holidays in Merano and Environs

Between untouched mountains and vibrant cities
"Observe nature. Dream with open eyes.
The mountain giants, the spa town, the palm trees, the starry sky, the wilderness ..."

In front of the Waldhof several hiking trails wind their way through the Merano basin to high altitudes. On both sides of the valley there is a cable car waiting for you: at one end the Texel panoramic cable car that takes you to Giggelberg Mountain (1544 m), at the other end the Aschbach cable car taking you to Monte Tramontana Mountain (1350 m). Pedal for 5 minutes and you‘ll be in the middle of a dreamy biking paradise.

Can you smell the sweet scent of Dolce Vita blending with the Alpine atmosphere?
Lively cities alternate with mountain villages. Dense forests and alpine flora mingle with exotic palms and Mediterranean vegetation. Italian dishes surprise the palate with South Tyrolean flavor notes, and vice versa.

Contrasts that you can see, hear, taste and feel. Contrasts that harmonize perfectly with each other, creating an unmistakable holiday experience. Enjoy your vacation in the Merano region.

Top Highlights in and around Merano

A walk rich in flora and fauna in the botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano. More than 80 garden landscapes with over 5,300 plant species from around the world, impressive artistic pavilions and many local and exotic animals. Simply WOW!

Shopping under the Merano Arcades - a suggestive shopping mile with 800 years of history. Traditional shops with South Tyrolean handicraft products, chic boutiques and modern stores. And in between shopping, you can toast with an aperitivo in one of the many cafés - cin cin!

Merano, Merano and more Merano … so vibrantly varied. How about a glass of fine grape juice at the Winefestival? Or stocking up on fruits and vegetables at the weekly Farmer‘s Market at Piazza della Rena? If you love flowers, you can't miss the Flower Festival, every spring on the Merano Promenade. And then there's the Jazz Festival, the Grape Festival, the Christmas Market ...
Welcome to the Birds Caring Centre in Tirolo – right next to the historic castle. A place where injured birds can find refuge and where, from late March to early November, you also can watch exciting flight demonstrations with owls and raptors. An experience that gives you wings!

Where does mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner spend the summer? In a medieval castle: the Juval Castle in Castelbello, Val Venosta Valley. A splendid manor, set in a magnificent location in the heart of nature. Besides frescoes from the Renaissance, the Juval Castle also houses one of the 6 MMM Messner Mountain Museums in South Tyrol with an extensive Tibetan collection, a picture gallery and a mask collection with pieces from all over the world.

Tracking Ötzis trails, the oldest man in South Tyrol, in the archeoPark on the Val Senales Glacier. How did the Iceman and his contemporaries live 5300 years ago? Where was Ötzi found? These and other questions are answered in the archaeological and active museum in Senales, both with theoretical explanations and hands-on activities. Ready for adventure?

In 1864 he invented the typewriter. Today, there are more than 2,000 typewriter models in a museum dedicated to him: the Peter Mitterhofer Typewriter Museum in Parcines, one of the largest typewriter collections on earth! What was life like without computers or mobile phones? Find the answer in this fascinating journey through technological evolution.

A 15-minute ride on the Vinschgau railway line, a 15-minute walk and you've arrived at the Merano Thermal Baths. Here you can dive into 25 pools, enjoy the soothing sauna warmth, immerse yourself in a vat of wine, and treat yourself to a herbal massage.
Enjoy Alpine wellness at a special price - thanks to our partnership with the Thermal Baths!

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