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Architecture in South Tyrol
Meeting of old and new in Merano and Environs
Architecture in South Tyrol

Architecture in South Tyrol

Meeting of old and new in Merano and Environs

The architecture of South Tyrol/Südtirol embodies a fusion of the past and the present, characterized by the contrast between the shapes and forms of the countryside and those of the urban environment. In the meeting of these elements is the unique charm expressed across the region. While the valleys and small villages are dotted with old farmhouses, ancient wineries and traditional huts and shelters in the mountains, the cities are filled with both historic and contemporary buildings and numerous monuments, from the Romanesque era to magnificent Art Nouveau buildings like the central Kurhaus and on to contemporary architecture such as the Terme Merano thermal baths, an elegant jewel of design in glass and wood.

The surrounding areas around Merano/Meran are equally notable for their modern architecture, including the Nals-Margreid and Meran Burggräfler wineries as well as the Merano 2000 Cable Car, the winner of several international architectural awards. In order to point out some of the city’s notable architectural gems, 30 fixed steel telescopes (Hingucker) have been installed in Merano and its surroundings, pointed at places of historical and cultural interest.
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Telescopes in Merano and environs
Funicular Merano 2000 - Telescope Trail No. 2, Hafling
Funicular Merano 2000 - Telescope Trail No. 2, Hafling
Another telescope is installed on the hiking trail n. 2 (from Avelengo/Hafling in direction to the mountain hut Wurzer Alm ) and provides a good view on the ...
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Eye-catchers
Eye-catchers
"Eye-catchers" and wonderful views Lana and its neighbouring villages benefit from a truly unique location as they are situated in the middle of the Adige ...
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Tyrol Castle - Telescope St. Kathrein Kirchlein Church
Tyrol Castle - Telescope St. Kathrein Kirchlein Church
Telescope on the St. Kathrein Kirche Church with view on the Tyrol Castle. The Telescopes cannot rotate: it is meant to focus solely on a single building.
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St. Jakob church - Telescope Trail No. 38, Vöran
St. Jakob church - Telescope Trail No. 38, Vöran
Telescope on the trail no. 38 near the inn Waldbichl in Verano/Vöran with view on the Church St. Jakob in Meltina/Mölten. The Romanesque church of St. Jakob is ...
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St. Kathrein church - Telescope Trail No. 12, Hafling
St. Kathrein church - Telescope Trail No. 12, Hafling
Telescope on the trail no. 12 (trail leads from Hafling village to the Restaurant Alpenrose in Vöran)with view on the church St. Kathrein in Avelengo/Hafling. ...
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Thatched roof - Telescope Beimsteinkogel, Verano
Thatched roof - Telescope Beimsteinkogel, Verano
On the Beimsteinkogel in Verano/Vöran you can find a telescope with view on the thatched roof of the farm Tötnmoarhof . Barns and other farm outbuildings ...
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