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Region of diversity: from apple blossoms in the valleys to the Schnalstal Glacier
Alpine-Mediterranean atmosphere and mild temperatures year round in the historic spa town of Merano
South Tyrolean cuisine: harmony of the best traditions of Italian and Tyrolean cuisine

Merano and Environs in South Tyrol

The spa town of Merano lies in the heart of the region of South Tyrol on the southern side of the Alps. Due to its location, this multicultural city is considered as the gateway to the south of Europe, as well as a meeting place between different cultures.

Merano and its surrounding towns and valleys benefit in many ways from their favorable location. The Merano basin offers a mild climate year round, creating a unique atmosphere where Mediterranean gardens in full bloom sit beneath snow-covered Alpine peaks. This mixture of Germanic and Italian culture has also led to a specific local cuisine characterized by both Mediterranean and Alpine traditions.

 
 

The wide choice of accommodation in South Tyrol/Südtirol is certain to satisfy any possible requirements. Options for a relaxing holiday include one of the...

 
 

Stay updated on the local weather conditions thanks to live images transmitted by our webcams positioned at various holiday resorts in the region of Merano...

 
 

High quality and copious amounts of food and drink are part of the relaxed South Tyrolean lifestyle. Dining in South Tyrol presents a diverse array of...

 
 

The region of Merano and Environs in South Tyrol has an all year-round events program offering a wide choice of things to do.

Summer

  •   Hiking

    Hiking

    Hiking in South Tyrol/Südtirol starts with the first warm rays of sun in March.

    The Texelgruppe Nature Park and the Sarntal Alps offer rich opportunities for hiking around Merano/Meran: the variety of hiking areas invite guests to enjoy a relaxed hike, as well as for high-altitude mountaineering.

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    Wandern im Meraner Land
     
  •   Cycling

    Cycling

    Merano and Environs in South Tyrol/Südtirol offers excellent cycling paths which lead through diverse countryside.

    Thanks to the mild climate, mountain bikers, cyclists and e-bikers can enjoy cycling year round.

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    Biking in Scena
     
  •   Relaxation in Nature

    Nature and Relaxation

    Thanks to its mild climate and lush vegetation, Merano/Meran was already a designated spa location for the aristocracy and the rising merchant class since the 19th century.

    Today, visitors come to regain their strength in the mountains and to relax in the Terme Merano, Merano’s thermal baths.

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    Nature and relaxation around Merano
     
  •   Water

    Water

    Merano and Environs have enjoyed 150 years of constant popularity as a region of healing springs and baths. Walking paths and trails along old irrigation channels are inviting for walks by the water.

    Particularly impressive are the roaring waterfalls, especially the Parcines waterfall.

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    Weissbrunn lake in Ultental Valley
     
  •   Family

    Family

    A family vacation in South Tyrol/Südtirol means the chance to experience nature together. Trails suitable for baby carriages and strollers with resting places allow for hiking also with smaller children.

    The spa town of Merano/Meran, with its mild sunny climate, has many great summer activities suitable for families, from walking and cycling to rafting, climbing and high rope courses, and in winter with its famous ski areas.

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    [Translate to Englisch:] Weissbrunn See im Ultental
     
  •   Summer Activities

    Summer Activities

    From the imposing peaks of the Texelgruppe mountain range to the vineyards of the nearby valley, the area around the spa town of Merano/Meran in South Tyrol/Südtirol provides countless possibilities for outdoor activities in summer.

     

    The natural landscape of Merano and Environs is tailor-made for outdoor summer activities such as climbing, fishing, swimming, tennis, Nordic Walking, and geocaching, as well as fun activities such as miniature golf.

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    Fun sports in Merano and Environs
     

Hiking

Hiking in South Tyrol/Südtirol starts with the first warm rays of sun in March.

The Texelgruppe Nature Park and the Sarntal Alps offer rich opportunities for hiking around Merano/Meran: the variety of hiking areas invite guests to enjoy a relaxed hike, as well as for high-altitude mountaineering.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Wandern im Meraner Land
 

Cycling

Merano and Environs in South Tyrol/Südtirol offers excellent cycling paths which lead through diverse countryside.

Thanks to the mild climate, mountain bikers, cyclists and e-bikers can enjoy cycling year round.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Biking in Scena
 

Nature and Relaxation

Thanks to its mild climate and lush vegetation, Merano/Meran was already a designated spa location for the aristocracy and the rising merchant class since the 19th century.

Today, visitors come to regain their strength in the mountains and to relax in the Terme Merano, Merano’s thermal baths.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Nature and relaxation around Merano
 

Water

Merano and Environs have enjoyed 150 years of constant popularity as a region of healing springs and baths. Walking paths and trails along old irrigation channels are inviting for walks by the water.

Particularly impressive are the roaring waterfalls, especially the Parcines waterfall.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Weissbrunn lake in Ultental Valley
 

Family

A family vacation in South Tyrol/Südtirol means the chance to experience nature together. Trails suitable for baby carriages and strollers with resting places allow for hiking also with smaller children.

The spa town of Merano/Meran, with its mild sunny climate, has many great summer activities suitable for families, from walking and cycling to rafting, climbing and high rope courses, and in winter with its famous ski areas.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
[Translate to Englisch:] Weissbrunn See im Ultental
 

Summer Activities

From the imposing peaks of the Texelgruppe mountain range to the vineyards of the nearby valley, the area around the spa town of Merano/Meran in South Tyrol/Südtirol provides countless possibilities for outdoor activities in summer.

 

The natural landscape of Merano and Environs is tailor-made for outdoor summer activities such as climbing, fishing, swimming, tennis, Nordic Walking, and geocaching, as well as fun activities such as miniature golf.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Fun sports in Merano and Environs
 
 
 

Hiking in South Tyrol starts with the first warm rays of sun in March. The Texelgruppe Nature Park and the Sarntal Alps offer rich opportunities for hiking...

 
 

Autumn in and around Merano is a varied kaleidoscope of colors, impressions and sensations forming the backdrop to the comprehensive gastronomic events...

 
 

The Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Sissi) chose Trauttmansdorff Castle in South Tyrol/Südtirol as her preferred winter residence. The botanical...

 
 

In the heart of the spa town of Merano, Terme Merano is a natural oasis, centrally located and a successful example of modern architecture within the...

 
 

Merano and Environs in South Tyrol offers excellent cycling paths which lead through diverse countryside, from the valley to the single trails on...

 
 

A family vacation in South Tyrol means the chance to experience nature together. Trails suitable for baby carriages and strollers with resting places allow...

 
 

The almost 100km long Merano High Mountain Trail in South Tyrol/Südtirol leads around the majestic Texelgruppe Nature Park range.

 
 

Discovering South Tyrol means experiencing both natural beauty and cultural heritage. While the landscape is characterized by unspoiled nature, human...

Winter

  •   Skiing

    Skiing

    The five ski areas offer an extensive range of services, including modern ski lifts, ski buses, ski rentals and excellent ski schools.

    In the mountain huts of the region, the delights of Italian cuisine meet traditional South Tyrolean hospitality.

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    Skiing in Merano and Environs
     
  •   Family

    Family

    A ski vacation with children in South Tyrol/Südtirol means a holiday filled with sun, snow and pleasant temperatures across five family-friendly alpine ski areas.

    The slopes in Merano and its surrounding areas are ideal for skiing with children, and local ski schools and ski kindergartens offer a varied children’s program.

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    Winter vacation with the family in Merano and Environs
     
  •   Nature and Relaxation

    Nature and Relaxation

    The Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary chose Trauttmansdorff Castle in the spa town of Merano/Meran as her winter residence. Merano’s air quality and mild climate still inspire visitors, 150 years after her original stay.

    The promenades of the town and the mountain air of the winter landscapes of the South Tyrolean Alps invite visitors to enjoy leisurely walks in the open air.

    read more
    Nature and recreation in Merano and Environs
     
  •   Christmas Markets

    Christmas Markets

    At the end of November, several historical cellars, courtyards and castles in Merano and its surrounding areas are transformed into traditional Christmas markets.

    Local artists and artisans from the nearby South Tyrolean villages offer local products for sale, and Christmas lights and music help create a special South Tyrolean holiday atmosphere.

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    Merano Christmas Market
     
  •   Winter Activities

    Winter activities

    Winter sports and other outdoor adventures await visitors to the five winter sports areas in Merano and Environs.

    The wide slopes and sunny fun parks are perfect for snowboarding, and the picturesque mountain trails are an ideal setting for cross-country skiing in the Alps.

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    Cross-country skiing in Merano and Environs
     

Skiing

The five ski areas offer an extensive range of services, including modern ski lifts, ski buses, ski rentals and excellent ski schools.

In the mountain huts of the region, the delights of Italian cuisine meet traditional South Tyrolean hospitality.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Skiing in Merano and Environs
 

Family

A ski vacation with children in South Tyrol/Südtirol means a holiday filled with sun, snow and pleasant temperatures across five family-friendly alpine ski areas.

The slopes in Merano and its surrounding areas are ideal for skiing with children, and local ski schools and ski kindergartens offer a varied children’s program.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Winter vacation with the family in Merano and Environs
 

Nature and Relaxation

The Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary chose Trauttmansdorff Castle in the spa town of Merano/Meran as her winter residence. Merano’s air quality and mild climate still inspire visitors, 150 years after her original stay.

The promenades of the town and the mountain air of the winter landscapes of the South Tyrolean Alps invite visitors to enjoy leisurely walks in the open air.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Nature and recreation in Merano and Environs
 

Christmas Markets

At the end of November, several historical cellars, courtyards and castles in Merano and its surrounding areas are transformed into traditional Christmas markets.

Local artists and artisans from the nearby South Tyrolean villages offer local products for sale, and Christmas lights and music help create a special South Tyrolean holiday atmosphere.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Merano Christmas Market
 

Winter activities

Winter sports and other outdoor adventures await visitors to the five winter sports areas in Merano and Environs.

The wide slopes and sunny fun parks are perfect for snowboarding, and the picturesque mountain trails are an ideal setting for cross-country skiing in the Alps.

read more Accommodation Enquiry
Cross-country skiing in Merano and Environs
 

Holidays in South Tyrol

Merano and Environs in the heart of South Tyrol/Südtirol is a meeting place between northern and southern Europe. This harmonious combination is reflected in the local terrain, lifestyle and cuisine. Above the Merano valley basin, with its temperate Mediterranean climate, alpine glaciers rise beyond the snow-covered mountains. Rising to above 3,000m a.s.l, this rocky massif forms a natural barrier which serves to protect the area from the northern winds, resulting in temperate climate conditions year round. The peaks of the majestic Texelgruppe mountain range present an imposing backdrop to the cypress trees and rhododendrons that bloom in the gardens of the spa town of Merano/Meran.

Holidays in Merano and the 15 villages in the surrounding countryside mean outdoor recreation and relaxation in summer as well as winter. Leisurely walks and hiking itineraries as well as diverse ski areas make the local environment accessible to visitors throughout the year. All the information you need about places to visit, hotels and accommodation as well as useful holiday tips in the area around Merano in South Tyrol can be found here on this website.