Explore now: sights in and around Merano

See Merano and
… marvel

There is much to experience in South Tyrol, and especially in Merano. In this meeting place and melting pot of cultures, you can enjoy your holiday to the full. You can look forward to a fresh mix of Alpine charm, Mediterranean flair and a lot of history.

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People and history

The culture and history of South Tyrol, presented in an informative, comprehensible and modern way. The Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History. Don’t miss this jewel among South Tyrol’s museums. As a bonus, there are breathtaking views over the Adige Valley and the lower Venosta Valley.

Open from March to the beginning of December

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Plants and hospitality

The gardens of Castel Trauttmansdorff castle are probably one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe. A natural amphitheatre covering an area of 12 hectares displays plants from (almost) all climatic zones of the world. The Provincial Museum of TourismTouriseum“, also located on the grounds, tells the story of the development of tourism in our beautiful country.

Open from the beginning of April to mid-November

For strolling and promenading

Merano was – and still is – a spa town. The abundance of enchanting promenades in the town and surrounding area bear witness to this. Winter promenade, summer promenade, Tappeiner promenade, Passer promenade, Wandelhalle: all lovingly maintained and the best thing: there is one for every season and every weather.

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Merano offers endless possibilities

  • The magnificent Kurhaus and numerous other Art Nouveau treasures
  • Merano Thermal Baths: entertainment and relaxation
  • The arcades for relaxed strolling and shopping
  • Gates and castles as testaments of the past as the capital of Tyrol
  • Cappuccino or aperitif at one of the countless cafés and bars
  • The legendary racecourse with numerous races and events
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Rustic chairlift to Dorf Tirol

For all chair lift fans and those who would like to become one: a single chairlift leads from Merano directly to Tirolo. A ride on this old-fashioned-looking vehicle is somewhat of an adventure. But don’t worry, the chair lift is regularly maintained and kept in good shape. So you can relax enjoy the view over Merano and the surrounding area!