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Holidays in Lana

The vicinity of this village near Meran is probably the largest orchard throughout South Tyrol, full of blossoms, countless apple trees, cypresses and many other plants.

Located between Meran and Bozen, Lana forms the gate to the south together with its neighbouring villages. In the north the area is protected by the mountains of Texel Group from cold winds, in the south however it is open. Therefore Lana, Völlan, Vigiljoch, Tscherms, Burgstall and Gargazon are blessed with are very mild climate and you can enjoy pleasant holidays in the middle of fruit orchards and vineyards already in spring.

Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Inside the building Larchgut in Lana there is the museum of fruit growing in South Tyrol.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Inside the building Larchgut in Lana there is the museum of fruit growing in South Tyrol.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Inside the building Larchgut in Lana there is the museum of fruit growing in South Tyrol.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Im Ansitz Larchgut in Lana befindet sich das Obstbaumuseum.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Im Ansitz Larchgut in Lana befindet sich das Obstbaumuseum.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Im Ansitz Larchgut in Lana befindet sich das Obstbaumuseum.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Im Ansitz Larchgut in Lana befindet sich das Obstbaumuseum.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Im Ansitz Larchgut in Lana befindet sich das Obstbaumuseum.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Im Ansitz Larchgut in Lana befindet sich das Obstbaumuseum.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum
Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum

Im Ansitz Larchgut in Lana befindet sich das Obstbaumuseum.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

Fruit-growing area no. 1

Many hours of sunshine are the main reason, why Lana is known throughout South Tyrol as the “apple municipality no. 1”. Wide fruit orchards characterize not only the townscape, but also the inhabitants’ everyday life and the guests’ vacation days. In spring the most beautiful hiking trails lead through blooming apple orchards.

Here and there you will see mysterious castle ruins, embedded in the hilly landscape. Today, many of them are open to the public, for example Larchgut. Here you will find also the South Tyrolean Museum of Fruit Cultivation, exhibiting rural tools, including the oldest wine press of the region, dating back to 1570. Beyond that, you can learn more about fruit cultivation and get to know interesting details about wine.

Lana near Meran
Lana near Meran

View of Niederlana.

© Patrick Schwienbacher - Tourismusverein Lana
Lana
Lana

View from the ancient "Waalweg" path over Lana

© Dietmar Denger - TV Lana und Umgebung

Recreational activities

With numerous churches, chapels and monasteries, Lana is also a culturally interesting place, where you can discover a lively village life and a multitude of sights and cultural events.

A special tip for lovers of art and culture is the parish church in the district Niederlana. From the outside, it appears quite simple and undecorated, but inside there is a 14 m high winged altar, the highest one in the Alps, decorated with partly life-size sculptures.

Also, active holidaymakers will look forward to countless activities in Lana. For example, they can go the outdoor swimming pool, the riding stable or to the 9-hole golf course.

Winter at Vigiljoch
Winter at Vigiljoch

Family-friendly slopes nearby the picturesuqe Vigilius church offer a very special panorama.

© AlexFilz - Ortler Skiarena
Braunsberg Castle in Lana in winter
Braunsberg Castle in Lana in winter

High above Gauschlucht gorge and at the entrance of Ultental Valley, there is Braunsberg Castle.

© Tourismusverein Lana - Patrick Schwienbacher
Winter at Vigiljoch
Winter at Vigiljoch

The magical Vigilius church is a famous destination for hikes also in winter.

© AlexFilz - Ortler Skiarena
Winter at Vigiljoch
Winter at Vigiljoch

The picturesque Viglius church is the perfect scenery for a winter hike.

© AlexFilz - Ortler Skiarena
Winter at Vigiljoch
Winter at Vigiljoch

Discover the dreamlike natural landscape during a funny sledge excursion.

© AlexFilz - Ortler Skiarena
Golfclub Lana
Golfclub Lana

The 9-hole gold course below the ruin Brandis Castle is surrounded by fruit orchards and offers a restaurant with sun terrace too.

© Lana Golf GmbH
Summer at Vigiljoch
Summer at Vigiljoch

The hiking and bike area at Vigiljoch can easily and quickly be reached by cableway.

© Visit Lana - Georg Tappeiner für vigilius mountain resort
Hiking area Vigiljoch
Hiking area Vigiljoch

The Vigiljoch near Lana is a popular recreational area that can easily and quickly be reached by cableway.

© Visit Lana - F-TECH
Lana near Meran
Lana near Meran

View of Niederlana.

© Patrick Schwienbacher - Tourismusverein Lana
St. Magnus chapel
St. Magnus chapel

St. Magnus chapel in Lana near Meran

© Patrick Schwienbacher - TV Lana und Umgebung
St. Vigilius church
St. Vigilius church

This picturesque church is located on Vigiljoch near Lana.

© Patrick Schwienbacher - TV Lana und Umgebung
Blossoming of apple trees Lana
Blossoming of apple trees Lana

In the Falschauer biotope in Lana, the apple blossoms are reflected on the water.

© Tourismusverein Lana und Umgebung/Helmuth Rier
Parish church in Niederlana
Parish church in Niederlana

The parish church Maria Himmelfahrt in Niederlana is mainly known for its Gothic altar by Hans Schnatterpeck.

© Frieder Blickle / Meran Marketing Gesellschaft