Places of Interest in South Tyrol
Natural and cultural monuments in Meran and Environs in South Tyrol
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Places of Interest in South Tyrol

Natural and cultural monuments in Meran and Environs in South Tyrol

Discovering South Tyrol means experiencing both natural beauty and cultural heritage. While the landscape is characterized by unspoiled nature, human additions are often intended to emphasize the area’s charms.

The centuries-old larch trees in the Ultental Valley are true natural monuments, and are regarded as the oldest conifers in Europe. Merano and its surroundings are home to various natural spectacles, including gorges, majestic waterfalls and high peaks.

The cultural heritage includes numerous churches and castles from across many centuries. These range from the ancient Prokuluskirche church in Naturns/Naturno, which preserves pre-Carolingian frescoes from the 7th century (the earliest Christian frescoes in Central Europe) to the Pfarrkirche Tisens parish church with its renowned glass paintings of the Augsburg school. Moreover, the Meran/Merano region has several interesting Romanesque churches and mountain churches, including the St. Margareten Kirche Lana church dating to the 10th century, St. Vigiluskirche church above Lana, St. Hippolyt in Naraun/Narano, St. Jakob in Tisens/Tesimo which displays the first frescoes of the Dolomites, and St. Kathrein in Hafling/Avelengo.

Newer landmarks include the award-winning botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle east of Meran, and contemporary artworks like the Knottnkino artwork above Vöran/Verano.
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Parish Church of St. John
Parish Church of St. John
The Parish Church of Hafling, which is first mentioned in documents dating from 1291, is dedicated to John the Baptist. The walls of the nave date from the ...
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Parish Church of St. Nicholas
Parish Church of St. Nicholas
The Parish Church of Vöran/Verano, which is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, is one of the oldest churches on the Tschögglberg high plateau. The church was first ...
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St. Oswald Church
St. Oswald Church
The St. Oswald Church is situated on 2,365 metres in the hiking and skiing area of Meran 2000 . In 1641, the farmers of Hafling/Avelengo swore to edify Oswald ...
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Church of St. Anna
Church of St. Anna
The Church of St. Anna in Aschl/Eschio , near Vöran/Verano, is a Romanesque Revival building that was dedicated on July 26th, 1905: St. Anne’s Day. A merchant, ...
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Sulfner Weiher Pond
Sulfner Weiher Pond
Locals refer to the pond above Hafling/Avelengo either as Sulfner Weiher, which means ‘pond’ or Sulfner See, which means ‘lake’. Whether the body of water ...
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Attractions in Meran & environs
The Prince's Castle
The Prince's Castle
PLEASE NOTE that due to the measures introduced by provincial governor Arno Kompatscher on October 30, 2020, all museums and cultural facilities will remain ...
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
Art and nature have been blending since 2001 at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, set in a natural amphitheatre on the eastern outskirts of Merano, with ...
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Tyrol Castle
Tyrol Castle
Tyrol Castle is the most historically significant castle in South Tyrol. Its origins stretch back into the late 11th century. Since 2003 Tyrol Castle has ...
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Schenna Castle
Schenna Castle
The mighty buildings of Castle Schenna just above the city of Meran are still partly surrounded by a moat. Using the bridge, you will come to the entrance of ...
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Erlebnis Kränzelhof
Erlebnis Kränzelhof
7 GARDENS: the garden experience on 20,000 m² with a maze of vines as the heart, amphitheater, patios, water landscape, as well as artistic and landscaping ...
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