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Holidays in Meran & environs

The environs of the famous spa town of Meran are particularly fascinating due to the mild climate, attributing the landscape a Mediterranean flair. In the traditional side valleys, however, you may get to know the alpine characteristics of the holiday region.

The variety, which develops through the interaction of the Mediterranean temperatures and of the alpine landscape, transforms the holiday region of Meran and environs into well-known destination at any season. It does not matter if you love hiking, cycling, skiing or enjoying the cultural and culinary events of the season – the city of Meran and its environs offer the right things for every taste.

Meran
Meran

The spa town Meran is full of wonderful flowers in spring and summer.

© Marketinggesellschaft Meran - Frieder Blickle
Blossoming of apple trees Lana
Blossoming of apple trees Lana

The apple trees around Lana mostly come into blossom in April.

© Tourismusverein Lana und Umgebung/Helmuth Rier

Apple blossom and mild temperatures

In Meran and environs, springtime starts earlier than in other regions of South Tyrol and covers the scenery with a magical white and pink floral dress. This is the right moment for enjoying the first warm sun rays. Walking or biking along the countless flowering apple trees, you may experience the impressive natural scenery at first hand. In fact, many regular guests spend their Easter holidays in Meran and environs.

Furthermore, it is recommended to walk along the promenades or the unique “Waalwege” around Meran. In the wonderful Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, spring offers a magnificent blossom, but also in summer and in autumn, they are worth a visit. The apple blossom is particularly beautiful in places such as Lana, Marling, Dorf Tirol, Algund, Naturns, Partschins, or Schenna.

MuseumPasseier at Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier
MuseumPasseier at Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The mill is part of the typical Passirian disseminated farm Sandwirt.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
St. Moritz in Ulten
St. Moritz in Ulten

The group of historical houses is situated 5 km from St. Nikolaus.

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Hiking in Ulten
Hiking in Ulten

Romantic lake at the foot of Mt. Nagelstein

© Internet Consulting - Elmar Hilber
Parks in Meran
Parks in Meran

In Meran you can find numerous parks, usually there are also tropical plants.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Castle Trauttmansdorff
Castle Trauttmansdorff

The gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff

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Falkner promenade Dorf Tirol / Tirolo
Falkner promenade Dorf Tirol / Tirolo

The Falkner promenade in Dorf Tirol / Tirolo offers a unique view over Meran and environs and over three castles: Castle Tirol, Brunnenburg and Castle Thurnstein.

© TV Dorf Tirol/Alex Filz
The Gilf Promenade
The Gilf Promenade

Gilf promenade for his poetic journey and subtropical plants, is one of the most romantic walks of Merano.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

Mediterranean summer between palm trees & peaks

Bright sunshine, warm temperatures and a large offer of holiday activities guarantee a summer full of unforgettable experiences in Meran and environs. In the unspoilt valleys of Ulten, Schnals, in the Nature Park Texelgruppe and in the traditional Passeiertal valley, offer numerous hiking paths with different degrees of difficulty – from comfortable hikes on pastures to high-alpine trails and glacier tours.

As well, mountain bikers and cyclists find what their hearts desire in the surrounding area of Meran. A well-established network of cycle paths and exciting mountain bike trails offer entertainment for the whole family. Who loves horse riding should definitely visit Hafling – the homeland of the Haflinger horses.

After practising sports, a little refreshment in the pool or in the swimming pond is ideal. Moreover, you should absolutely visit the thermal baths of Meran, which offers a spacious park with sunbathing lawn in summer.

Apples from South Tyrol
Apples from South Tyrol

300 sunny days and 2,000 sunny hours are ideal for growing apples in South Tyrol.

© Smileus #31949288
The Grape Festival
The Grape Festival

The traditional grape festival is celebrated along the streets of Meran for three days.

© IDM Südtirol / Frieder Blickle
Törggelen in South Tyrol
Törggelen in South Tyrol

The traditional "Törggelen" with chestnuts and new wine is becoming increasingly famous.

© Printemps / Fotolia.com
South Tyrolean grapes
South Tyrolean grapes

Particularly, the localities along the South Tyrolean Wine Route are known for their excellent wines.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer

Pleasurable, colourful & full of traditions

In Meran and environs, the golden autumn represents the time for the apple and grape harvest. Moreover, many culinary and traditional events take place during this season. Gourmets and wine connoisseurs find what their hearts desire in occasion of the Törggelen, the Meran WineFestival & Culinaria, as well as at VinoCulti.

During the Grape Festival, you may enjoy delicious culinary delights and folkloristic music and marvel at traditional costumes. Lovers of classical music should not miss the Music Weeks Merano.

Holiday offers

AlpinBob Meran 2000
AlpinBob Meran 2000

AlpinBob is a toboggan run on rails, offering tobogganing fun for kids and adults in summer and in winter.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Tobogganing in Meran 2000
Tobogganing in Meran 2000

A sleigh ride above the city of Meran is big fun for the whole family.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Meran 2000
Meran 2000

Meran 2000 ski area offers sunny slopes as well as winter hiking paths, toboggan runs and inviting ski huts.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Family-friendly ski area
Family-friendly ski area

On the family-friendly ski runs of Meran 2000 ski area, beginners and kids will feel like in paradise.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Snow.shoe hiking in Meran 2000
Snow.shoe hiking in Meran 2000

The picturesque winter landscape around Meran 2000 ski area is perfect for snowshoe hikes with a great panoramic view.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Ferrigato
Skiing Meran 2000
Skiing Meran 2000

The ski area above the city of Meran offers sunny slopes, modern lift facilities and inviting ski huts.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Skiing in Meran 2000
Skiing in Meran 2000

The sunny ski runs of Meran 2000 are a paradise for winter sports fans.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Ski touring in Meran 2000
Ski touring in Meran 2000

The picturesque landscape of Meran 2000 ski area can also be explored during a ski tour.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Winter hiking in Meran 2000
Winter hiking in Meran 2000

Meran 2000 ski area offers perfect conditions for winter hikers.

© Meran 2000 - Manuel Kottersteger
Ski area Meran 2000
Ski area Meran 2000

Ski area Meran 2000

© Merano 2000 Funivie SpA
Meran 2000 skiing area
Meran 2000 skiing area

Meran 2000 skiing area is a very popular holiday destination at any season.

© Frieder Blickle
Meran 2000 skiing area
Meran 2000 skiing area

Meran 2000 skiing area is a very popular holiday destination at any season.

© Merano 2000 Funivie SpA
Ski area Meran 2000
Ski area Meran 2000

Ski area Meran 2000

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Webcam Meran/Merano 2000
Webcam Meran/Merano 2000

St. Oswald - St. Oswald slope

© Merano 2000 Funivie SpA
Webcam Meran/Merano 2000
Webcam Meran/Merano 2000

View over Lucki's Kinderland - the oudoor playground and winter funpark at family-friendly Meran 2000 skiing and hiking area.

© Merano 2000 Funivie SpA
Webcam Meran/Merano 2000
Webcam Meran/Merano 2000

Sight from high above Hafling/Avelengo with view to Meran/Merano, Dorf Tirol, Schenna/Scena and Algund/Lagundo

© Merano 2000 Funivie SpA
Christmas market in Meran
Christmas market in Meran

Christmas market in Meran

© Internet Consulting

Christmas markets & family-friendly skiing areas

In winter, lovers of winter sports may choose among various family-friendly skiing areas. Meran and environs offer skiing areas at Meran 2000, Schwemmalm, Vigiljoch or Pfelders. The glacier skiing area of Schnals, with many demanding slopes, is partly open also in summer.

After a day in the fresh winter air, you may warm up in the thermal baths of Meran or relax during a massage. During the Advent season, you should not miss the nostalgic Christmas markets in the surrounding area. The Christmas market of Meran is particularly famous.

Recommended accommodations:

Hotel Gerstgras
Kurzras 7 - 39020 - Schnals (Unser Frau)
+39 0473 662211
info@hotelgerstgras.com
www.hotelgerstgras.com
Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier
Pseirerstraße 47 - 39010 - St. Martin bei Meran
+39 0473 645474
info@quellenhof.it
www.quellenhof.it
Garni Hotel Passerblick
Jaufenstraße 22 - 39019 - Dorf Tirol
+39 0473 236170
info@passerblick.com
www.passerblick.com
Schlosshof Charme Hotel & Resort
Jaufenstr. 10 (Einfahrt Feldgatterweg, Nordseite) - 39011 - Lana bei Meran
+39 0473 561469
info@schlosshof.it
www.schlosshof.it
Stachelburg Castle
Stachelburg Castle

boasts elements of early Renaissance

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Schenna Castle with its mausoleum
Schenna Castle with its mausoleum

In the centre of the village, you can see Schenna Castle with its mausoleum.

© travelpeter / Fotolia.com
Schenna
Schenna

in springtime

© Tourismusverein Schenna
Meran
Meran

A trip through Meran

© Peer.tv
Schenna
Schenna

Discovering Schenna

© Peer.tv
Dorf Tirol
Dorf Tirol

The village Tirol above the city Meran

© Peer.tv
Caste Thurnstein
Caste Thurnstein

Caste Thurnstein

© Henry Czauderna / Fotolia.com
Hafling
Hafling

Hiking in Hafling

© RW-Design / Fotolia.com
Algund
Algund

View over Etschtal valley

© Stuelpner / pixelio.de
Schenna
Schenna

Schenna Castle

© marita / pixelio.de
Dorf Tirol
Dorf Tirol

Texel group

© Andreas Agne / pixelio.de
Waterfall Partschins / Parcines
Waterfall Partschins / Parcines

The waterfall near Partschins / Parcines is ideal for an excursion with the entire family.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

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