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Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
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Gourmet hotel | Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
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City hotel | Meran
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Active hotel | Terlan in Southern South Tyrol
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Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Active hotel | Altrei in Southern South Tyrol
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Residence | Schlanders in the Vinschgau
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Family holidays | Trafoi in Vinschgau
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Wellness hotel | Tisens near Meran
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Wellness hotel | St. Martin in Passeier
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“Waalwege” – hiking around Meran

The popular spa town Meran is surrounded by a dense network of old irrigation channels. Partly, they are still used to provide water for the dry fields and gardens.

Especially in spring time you can make wonderful hiking tours along these irrigation channels. In German, they are called “Waale” and the paths that flank them are the so called “Waalwege”. These paths were indispensable for the maintenance of the channels.

In Meran and environs there are more than fifty of these special hiking and walking pats. Not to forget about the culinary aspect, because along these ways you will find many nice inns and restaurants offering typical dishes of the region and seasonal specialities.

“Waalwege” paths in Marling & Algund

The paths along old irrigation channels in Marling and Algund are, for instance, some of the most beautiful tours in the surroundings of Meran. The “Waalweg” in Marling is about 12 km long and goes from Töll, Marling and Tscherms to Oberlana. It maybe is the most panoramic path of this kind in the region, offering a fantastiv view of Meran and of Burggrafenamt.

The “Waalweg” in Algund is almost 6 km long starting in Töll too. Through vineyards and forests, it goes to Gratsch above Algund.

“Waalwege” paths in Dorf Tirol

Other recommended „Waalwege“ paths are waiting in the surrounding area of Dorf Tirol. Walking on shady trails along the old irrigation channels, you will see canyons, romantic gorges, lakes and steep rock walls until the impressive landscape of Texel Group Nature Park.

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Rösslsteig path
Rösslsteig path

Hiking trail from Saltaus to Riffian, leading also along the pilgrimage church of Riffian

Tourismusverein Passeiertal - Benjamin Pfitscher
"Waalweg" path in the environs of Meran
"Waalweg" path in the environs of Meran

The typical hiking paths along old irrigation channels next to the city of Meran and in Vinschgau are perfect for cosy hikes and walks.

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"Waalweg" path in South Tyrol
"Waalweg" path in South Tyrol

The South Tyrolean "Waalwege" paths are popular hiking and walking trails for the whole family.

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Traditional "Waalweg" path in South Tyrol
Traditional "Waalweg" path in South Tyrol

With the ancient irrigation system, fields and meadows can still be irrigated today. As well, the paths are perfect for hiking and walking tours.

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Soputh Tyrolean "Waalweg" path with magnificent view with
Soputh Tyrolean "Waalweg" path with magnificent view with

From several paths, you have a magnificent view of the valley and the impressive landscape in the environs.

Rainer Schmittchen - Fotolia
"Waalweg" path in South Tyrol
"Waalweg" path in South Tyrol

The popular "Waalwege" paths are winding across forests, vineyards, fruit orchards and meadows.

Rainer Schmittchen - Fotolia
"Waalwege" paths in South Tyrol
"Waalwege" paths in South Tyrol

The typical "Waalwege" paths in South Tyrol run along old irrigation channels and are perfect for hikes with kids. Frequently, the paths have no steep ascents and the water offers fun and entertainment.

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Marlinger Waalweg
Marlinger Waalweg

The "Marlinger Waalweg" is a path along old irrigation channels and is ideal for walks at any season.

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Selected accommodations in Meran and environs

Bio- & Wellnesshotel PAZEIDER - Marling in Meran and environs
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Bio- & Wellnesshotel PAZEIDER
Marling in Meran and environs
4.5 Excellent

Familiar atmosphere, simple design and warm South Tyrolean hospitality. With a passion for good coffee and wine.

from 120 € per day
Arosea Life Balance Hotel - St. Walburg in Ultental
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Arosea Life Balance Hotel
St. Walburg in Ultental
4.4 Very good

Life Balance Hotel in Ultental: Charme & elegance on the highest level!

from 128 € per day
Luxury DolceVita Resort Preidlhof - Naturns in Meran and environs
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Luxury DolceVita Resort Preidlhof
Naturns in Meran and environs
4.9 Excellent

Romantic resort in sunny and panoramic location, ideal for couples, gourmet cuisine, wellness, SPA & medical centre.

from 216 € per day
Hotel Saltauserhof - St. Martin in Passeier in Passeiertal
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Hotel Saltauserhof
St. Martin in Passeier in Passeiertal
4.8 Excellent

A fascinating present reflecting a long history… your hotel Saltauserhof in Passeier near Meran / Merano South Tyrol A hearty welcome to the Hotel Saltauserhof, one of the most beautiful aristocratic

from 90 € per day
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