In the 1930s, water containing radon was discovered on the Vigiljoch and was then used in the Kurmittelhaus in Merano. The city of Merano thus evolved from a climate-related spa town to a spa town. In 1958 the joint-stock company S.A.L.V.A.R. (Società Azionaria Lavorazione Valorizzazione Acque Radioattive - Radioactive Water Enhancement), inaugurated the Thermal Baths in Merano in 1972. Mud baths, hydromassages, inhalations and mineral water cures as well as bathing in the large indoor pool were offered there. In 1982 the name of the company was changed to "Meraner Kurbad AG - Terme Merano S.p.A." and in the late 1990s the province of Bolzano became its main shareholder and decided for a radical renewal: in 2005 the new Terme Merano was inaugurated.
Situated in the heart of Meran, Terme Meran is a place of wellbeing and health featuring 25 indoor and outdoor pools, a 2,200 square-metre sauna area, and the thoroughly modern MySpa. New additions in 2019 include the Pool Suites that "float" above the bathing hall, spacious relax areas with Fire Places and the Sun Deck, which boasts a 17-metrelong Rooftop Whirlpool as part of the outdoor sauna area. As a champion of sustainability, this wellness facility in the heart of Meran features an in-house cosmetics line made from 100 percent regional ingredients as well as the medical use of the thermal water of the Vigiljoch mountain. A fitness centre, various culinary spots and changing cultural and musical events at the Terme square round off the offerings.