Winter Promenade
This promenade begins at the Post Office Bridge, runs along the orographically right bank of the Passer and ends after about 300 m at the Stone Footbridge. There it merges directly into the Gilf Promenade. It is flooded with sunshine in the mornings and therefore very popular in the winter months.

The Winter Promenade was completed in 1889 together with the Wandelhalle. The covered arcade and its benches invite you to linger, enjoy the sun and read.

The name of this promenade comes from the fact that its visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the sun during the cold winter months. Today it is a popular meeting place in all seasons. In spring, you can not only enjoy the first warmer rays of sunshine but also be up close to the awakening of nature, represented by unique exotic plants such as the Chinese peach and the tulip tree, easily recognisable by its yellow-green, tulip-like flowers. It can reach a height of 30 m and an age of 500 years.
In the early morning hours of summer, it is a real spectacle to behold the crimson-white blossoms of the Bartolomeus tree. In autumn, the warm rays of sunshine can be matched by the leaves of the Himalayan cedar tree and the Japanese cherry tree.
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On the Winter Promenade, taking a coffee break or sitting on a bench in the Wandelhalle is almost a must. The Art Nouveau veranda offers visitors also an art gallery with murals depicting South Tyrolean villages. Nearly all of the works bear Franz Lenhart's signature, an artist from Merano who developed his style from the 1930s onwards, creating tourist advertising and posters.
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The benefits of this walk are directly related to sunlight. Hence increased immunity, cholesterol control and vitamin D production.

Being able to enjoy the sun's rays in winter is known to awaken a feeling of inner well-being and even joy. Sitting at a coffee table or on a bench allows you to contemplate the plants and waters of the Passirio and watch the people stroll by. But the Winter Promenade offers an extra touch: the art gallery in the Wandelhalle. Admiring the paintings and then sitting down to read a book can bring out some of the emotions typical of the Belle Epoque, with great benefit for our mood.