To the south of Merano/Meran lies the idyllic village of Postal/Burgstall near Lana. Nestled in the fertile Etschtal Valley in South Tyrol, this idyllic and conveniently located village is located at the foot of the Tschögglberg plateau and extends from characteristic apple orchards to a natural reserve area.
Postal was mentioned for the first time in the 13th century. The name of the village derives from the castle of the same name, built by Volkmer von Burgstall, an ancestor of the Counts of Spaur, which now exists only as a ruin. Today, this small village on the Etsch River is a popular holiday resort offering a wide range of accommodations and culinary offerings. From Postal it is easy to take extensive hikes and cycling tours through the entire Etschtal Valley and to the nearby Passeiertal and Vinschgau valleys.
If you seek true relaxation, leave your car in the garage, as directly from the village you can easily reach one of the largest and most popular hiking areas in South Tyrol, the Tschögglberg with Merano 2000 and the Salten plateau, in only five minutes with the new Postal-Verano/Vöran cable car. The cable car is itself an aesthetic jewel and since its completion in 2017 has become one of the new landmarks of Postal.
The hiking area above Postal stretches from the Merano 2000 area with its panoramic paths and Alpine meadows up to the Ifinger mountain, and from the Salten with its sparse larch forests along to the Sarntal Valley. Numerous Alpine huts along the way invite hungry hikers to stop for a rest on their sunny terraces.