Culture in Lana and Environs
Sightseeing in Lana and Environs
Culture in Lana and Environs
Culture in Lana and Environs
Culture in Lana and Environs
Culture in Lana and Environs

Culture in Lana and Environs

Sightseeing in Lana and Environs

Some 40 churches, chapels, monasteries and convents in the area, dating to the dawn of the previous millennium pay tribute to Lana’s important historical and religious role. These include the early medieval St. Margareth Kapelle chapel and the opulent interiors of the Pfarrkirche in Niederlana parish church, including the late Gothic altar built by Hans Schnatterpeck.

A visit to the many castles and fortresses in the surrounding area is a journey through history as seen in the art, painting and craftsmanship, and the numerous medieval works of art that are located along the hiking trails. The museums of Lana and Environs also reflect the importance of agriculture in the area. Despite the impact of civilization, nature still prevails. The Gaulschlucht gorge, the Falschauer biotope in Lana, and the Skulpturenwanderweg trail, as well as the Kränzelhof – Sevens Gardens estate in Cermes/Tscherms, all exude a sense of peace and tranquility.

The apple village Lana in South Tyrol

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.
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