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Merano
Alpine-Mediterranean spa town
Spa town Merano
The arcades of Merano
Merano
The origins of Merano/Meran as a spa town date back to the 19th century, when the first guests began frequenting the spa at the newly established health resort. Following Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s visit in the 1870’s, Merano soon became a popular spa resort for the aristocracy and bourgeoisie from all across Europe. Luxury hotels were erected as well as architectural works of art such as the Pavillon des Fleurs, the Kurhaus and the Kurmittelhaus as well as the theatre.

The local economy flourished, but languished in the decades of the two world wars. After the end of the Second World War, visitors began returning to Merano and the town regained its role as a holiday destination. Strong factors behind the revival were the area’s radon-rich springs and the organization of events aimed at promoting the city as a salon and meeting place for musicians, painters, poets and writers. Nowadays, the main tourist highlights are the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Terme Merano thermal baths.

The Kurorchester Orchestra
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Merano Kurorchester was known as the “best orchestra in Austria-Hungary.” During this period, numerous musical compositions were specifically written for the Merano Orchestra, and dedicated to South Tyrol. The Kurorchester Orchestra Music Archives hold nearly 7,000 works of this genre.
Terme Merano
Terme Merano
Merano’s Thermal Baths offer visitors maximum relaxation in an incomparable environment that unites the enchantment of Alpine peaks with the city’s ...
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
Art and nature have been blending for 16 years at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, set in a natural amphitheatre on the eastern outskirts of Merano, with ...
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The Arcades
The Arcades
The Arcades connect Piazza Duomo with Piazza del Grano. They were built, according to tradition, in the middle of the 13th century, in accordance with the ...
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Princes' Castle
Princes' Castle
Via Galilei, Tel. +39 329 0186390; www.gemeinde.meran.bz.it/ de/landesfuerstliche–burg.asp It was the residence of the Prince of Tyrol since 1470 and it is one ...
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The St. Nikolaus cathedral
The St. Nikolaus cathedral
This cathedral is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants, entrepreneurs and carters. It stands in what was once the commercial center of ...
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Palais Mamming Museum
Palais Mamming Museum
Piazza Duomo, Tel. +39 0473 270038, www.palaismamming.it The Palais Mamming Museum is located in a newly renovated Baroque palace in Piazza Duomo and hosts the ...
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Women´s Museum
Women´s Museum
Via Mainardo 2, Tel. +39 0473 231216, www.museia.it The only such museum in Italy, it overlooks Piazza del Grano.The upper floor houses the permanent ...
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