Rural industriousness, tradition and history shape the landscape in Tirolo. Alpine mountains, sunny orchards and wine terraces and the Mediterranean way of life set the tone here, just a stone’s throw away from the spa town of Merano. Altogether they produce a contrast-rich and fascinating mixture that combines the traditional with the modern, the northern with the southern. The love of Tirolo’s natives for their traditions and customs can be experienced up close at the multitude of events dedicated to music and culture, concerts by local bands, and feast day processions in traditional costume. Witnesses to rural culture and history can also be found when hiking in Tirolo. Tirol Castle, at the end of the Schlossweg trail, or the Muthof farms on the southern flank of the Mutspitze, provide an insight into a deep-rooted past.