As the days get shorter and the snow covers the surrounding mountains, and the Advent season behins with the allure of warm colors and aromatic scents, Merano/Meran becomes a winter jewel box full of possibilities – for both active holidaymakers and those seeking peace and relaxation.
Winter sports enthusiasts will find ideal conditions at the skiing and hiking area of Merano 2000. Located above the city and reachable by a panoramic cable car in just seven minutes, Merano 2000 offers among other things forty varied kilometers of ski slopes and wide slopes for snowboarders.
Whether you are seeking wellness, culture or exercise in the great outdoors, looking for South Tyrolean quality products or centuries-old traditions maintained with a modern touch: whoever is in the mood for true relaxation, during winter time in Merano will find a variety of opportunities in terms of well-being and sheer enjoyment. Extensive winter walks along picturesque paths and promenades, romantic carriage rides and the festive shops of the city center allow visitors to forget the cares of everyday life. And Terme Merano, the famed thermal baths of Merano, also and especially during the cold season means relaxation at the highest level. Indoor and outdoor pools, as well as various saunas offer all manner of relaxation and recreation.
The number one event highlight of the winter season is the Merano Christmas Market. This traditional Christmas market, held from the end of November to the beginning of January, has a unique, irresistible atmosphere. The Merano Christmas Market offers hearty local delicacies, original gifts and old fashioned traditional crafts. A rich program is on offer for the entire family, and the fabulous locations give the event a very special charm.
The festivities for the turn of the year also traditionally begin in the context of the Merano Christmas Market, before the New Year is ushered in with an atmospheric midnight show.