Culture & sights
Hospitality and Old Town flair in your holiday near Merano
Enjoy your holiday near Merano and take time for an excursion into the wonderful Old Town. The centuries-old walks under canopies of foliage and the numerous shops invite you to stroll and saunter. Evergreen promenades with artistically arranged flowerbeds and magnificent parks in a historical setting await you here in the heart of the town and bear witness to the charm of days gone by which is still very much alive today.
History and culture in your holiday in Dorf Tirol
Castle Tirol near Merano is the family seat of the Counts of Tirol and the cradle of the province. The castle plays probably the most important role in the history of Tirol, and is both an outstanding testimony to medieval architecture and a commemoration in stone of the history of the province. Today Castle Tirol is home to the South Tyrol Museum of Cultural and Provincial History, which guarantees its visitors substantial insights into the world of the Middle Ages. Everyone spending their holiday in Dorf Tirol should pay a visit to Castle Tiro without fail!
Alpine glacier and Mediterranean floral splendour
The renowned gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are a very special highlight of your holiday in Merano, which above all plant lovers should certainly not miss. The enchanting gardens combine plants and landscapes from all over the world and were justifiably awarded the title of "Italy's most beautiful garden 2005". Experience the variety and beauty of the plants which delighted Empress Sissi in the 19th Century and led her to choose Trauttmansdorff Castle as her winter holiday home.
Wonderful holiday in Merano
As well as a large number of paths and sections inviting you to try hiking in the Alps, the attractive natural surroundings of your holiday in Merano also offer numerous paths and promenades tempting you to gentle strolls in spectacular natural settings. The Tappeinerweg can be said to bear the crown of all the promenade facilities in the spa town of Merano. Developed towards the end of the last century on the instructions of Dr. Franz Tappeiner, the Tappeinerweg offers an incredible variety of native and Mediterranean vegetation and a magnificent view over the town of Merano.
Health spa and pampering holiday in South Tyrol
Located in the heart of Merano, South Tyrol's new thermal paradise invites you to restorative moments of relaxation and well-being. The opening of the new thermal baths more than does justice to Merano's reputation as a traditional health spa town. A gigantic pool landscape, a modern sauna area and an extensive range of wellness treatments with natural products from South Tyrol offer a wonderful way to really enjoy your pampering holiday in South Tyrol.