Agriculture plays an important role in South Tyrolean life, and in Merano/Meran this also includes awareness of quality products for a healthy and relaxed lifestyle.
The apple is especially important for the local economy, as well as a foodstuff and an ingredient for health and beauty products, along with grapes, which are used for excellent wines and magnificent liqueurs. Local products such as bacon, Schüttelbrot (crispy flatbread), marmalade and herbs can be found in shops and markets as well as at PUR Südtirol in Corso della Libertà/Freiheitsstraße street.
Sweets from Merano
The creations of local confectioners are well renowned: from the Meraner Torte cake to Pfitscher Törtchen, from Erdnusspralinen (pralines with peanuts) or Süßweinschokolade (sweet wine chocolate).