The Bolzano Gate
In the 14th century, when Merano became a town, the Counts of Tyrol had a wall built to protect the city from enemies. After the capital of Tyrol was moved from Meran to Innsbruck, the city walls were no longer maintained and were almost completely destroyed over time. Today, only small parts of it can be seen, as well as three of the four entrance gates to the city.
The Bolzano Gate at Sandplatz was built in the 14th century and has remained in its original state to this day. On the south side you can see the coats of arms (late 15th century) of Austria, Tyrol and Merano. Behind the Bolzano Gate, on a house facade, a marble relief depicts King Heinrich of Tyrol and his wife.