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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Weiher Bruggen Pond
Weiher Bruggen Pond
The delightfully landscaped Weiher Bruggen Pond on trail no. 16 below Leadner Alm Mountain Hut in Vöran affords weary travellers a refreshing footbath and some ...
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Lake Kratzberger See
Lake Kratzberger See
The Kratzberger See Lake (2,116 m) is situated on the eastern side of the western ridge of the Sarentino Alps, along the E5 European long-distance footpath. ...
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Thatched Roofs
Thatched Roofs
Barns and other farm outbuildings covered with thatched roofs have always been a distinctive characteristic of the villages of Hafling/Avelengo and ...
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Missensteinjoch
Missensteinjoch
On the "Missensteinjoch" on Meran 2000 a cross reminds on the killed people during the 2nd world war.
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Observation platform Kreuzjoch
Observation platform Kreuzjoch
The observation platform is situated on the European footpath on 2,086m and offers a fantastic panoramic view at the surrounding mountains: from the Dolomites, ...
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Attractions in Meran & environs
Parish church Maria Himmelfahrt and the Schnatterpeck altar
Parish church Maria Himmelfahrt and the Schnatterpeck altar
The parish church at Lana was built on the sites of a much older Romanesque church and consecrated in 1492. Of particular interest ist the Gothic altar by Hans ...
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Natural heritage Partschinser Wasserfall/Cascata di Parcines
Natural heritage Partschinser Wasserfall/Cascata di Parcines
Water is, without doubt, one of the most important natural elements in the Texel Group Nature Park. It runs off nearby glaciers and bubbles up from deep ...
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Train world museum
Train world museum
This incredible collection covers some 1,000 sq.mt. and extends over three floors. Older and younger visitors marvel at the model engines and coaches and can ...
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archeoParc Schnalstal Valley
archeoParc Schnalstal Valley
archeoParc Schnalstal Valley - Get in touch with the world of the Iceman. South Tyrol's first hands-on archaeology museum is distinguished by its ...
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