The Alpine-Mediterranean market town of Lana, with its uniquely mild local climate, lies in a sunny location at the foot of the mountains to the south of the spa town of Merano/Merano. As a modern, progressive village with a sense of innovation, Lana offers a high quality of life for both local inhabitants and visitors. Lana is an ideal family holiday destination, combining the advantages of a quiet, rural environment filled with hiking trails and cycling routes with the shopping and dining options of a modern urban center.
Around 40 historic churches, chapels and monasteries testify to the importance of Lana as a place steeped in the distant past. The castles of Brandis, Leonburg and Braunsberg have graced the panorama of the village since the Middle Ages. Today, picturesque paths lined with contemporary sculptures and artworks and ancient paths harmoniously combine contemporary culture and historical sites.
Customs are cultivated in Lana. The local history and traditions are more alive today than ever. As a result, colorful processions take place throughout the year. Holidays, customs and ceremonies are spread out throughout the year. Many citizens of Lana are active in associations such as the citizen's band, the local theatre, the sports club or diverse cultural associations. Find out more about the region and people of Lana and surroundings in our magazine for guests, Merano Magazine.