Merano and environs
The mild Mediterranean climate and people' s hospitality have already impressed Empress Sissi. The region of Merano and environs offers exceptional scenic, climatic and cultural diversity and is therefore one of the most popular holiday regions in South Tyrol.
Merano – Spa town and health resort
In the heart of South Tyrol, surrounded by a wide valley basin, lies the sunny city of Merano/Meran. This city has a lot to offer culturally: from theatre, film and music events to the traditional horse races at the Merano Racecourse.
A highlight are of course the blooming Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, with more than 80 different botanic landscapes from all over the world.
In the city centre you will find the Merano Thermal Baths, with many swimming pools and a very beautiful park.
Follow the sun in Merano and environs
The climate in the holiday region Merano and environs is very mild all year round. This area is particularly beautiful in spring when the apple blossom covers the valleys in white-pink shades.
In summer, enthusiastic hikers can enjoy a wide variety of well-maintained hiking trails and mountain tours in the numerous traditional side valleys, such as the Val d'Ultimo/Ultental, the Val Senales/Schnalstal or the Texel Group Nature Park.
Bikers will find a well-developed network of cycle paths and those who would like to discover the world on horseback are in good hands in Avelengo/Hafling - the home of Haflinger horses.
With the golden autumn, in many valleys and villages there are different events and highlights, like for example the Merano Grape Festival.
In the same period the the famous Törggelen tradition begins the mountain inns, where you can enjoy local specialities and delicious roasted chestnuts.
Winter atmosphere in Merano and environs
Many ski areas in this holiday region have everything you could wish for. The family-friendly skiing area Meran 2000, which is also suitable for hiking in summer, is located directly near the city of Merano/Meran. Other ski areas include the Schwemmalm Ski Area, the Vigiljoch (Vigilio) Ski Area and the Senales Glacier Ski Area.
The Christmas Markets in Merano and envoirons are also very special and always worth a visit.