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Holidays in Gargazon

Gargazon is an idyllic village in the area of Meran, ideal for those who wish to spend holidays in contact with nature. Embedded in the vineyards and fruit orchards of Etschtal Valley and on the moraine hill of Aschlerbach river, there is the village of Gargazon. Here, about 14 km south of Meran, travellers will find a rural idyll, many hours of sun and activities of all kinds.

The most attractive season to visit Gargazon and the surroundings of Meran is spring, when the fruit orchards are in all their flowering beauty. The centre of Meran is reached from Gargazon in a few minutes, where you can devote an afternoon to visit the city centre with numerous bars and shops.

Gargazon near Meran
Kröll tower
Parish church in Gargazon

Sights in Gargazon

The landmark of Gargazon is the Kröll tower in the east, once the observation point for the defence of the territory. The tower was built in the 13th century; only the keep has been preserved until today. Below the tower, there is a hidden waterfall. Both, Kröll tower and the waterfall, can be reached via an easy hiking trail.

The Kurtial church, consecrated to St. John the Baptist of the 14th century is a real gem and a funeral chapel today. Around 1900, today’s Herz Jesu parish church was erected.

A highlight for amateur gardeners, nature lovers and families is a visit of Raffeiner Orchids. Here, you will see an extraordinary variety of orchids – a world of experiences unique in Europe.

Children's playground in Gargazon
Natural bathing pond in Gargazon
Children's pool at the natural bathing pond in Gargazon
Natural swimming pool

Well-being, hiking & family paradise

During the summer months, the natural bathing pond in Gargazon is a welcome refreshment. The natural quality of water is based on a sustainable concept. In fact, the pool functions just like an own ecosystem.

Thanks to its central position, Gargazon is a perfect starting point for hikes on Mt. Tschögglberg – Europe’s biggest larch field.
Anyone who loves admiring the surrounding views by cycling, here can do it along numerous cycle tracks, safe and always in excellent condition. The cycle path that passes directly through Gargazon also arrives to Lake Garda.

Gargazon is not just a good tip for active travellers. Families as well appreciate the panoramic walking paths that are perfect for beautiful excursions and picnics along them. Moreover, the village has a particularly extensive playground for kids (about 5,000 m²), where your kids can have fun playing and maybe know a lot of new friends.

View of Gargazon
View of Gargazon and Etschtal Valley
Herz Jesu parish church in Gargazon
Gargazon near Meran
Etschtal cycle path
Kröll tower
Parish church in Gargazon
Natural Bathing Gargazon
Natural Bathing Gargazon
The largest children's playground in South Tyrol
Children's playground in Gargazon