The autumn season is always a thrill each year in Merano/Meran, bringing a splendid display of vibrant colors. The leaves of the trees shine in bright reds and yellows and make a stroll through the green areas of the city a truly eye-catching experience. In the vineyards and apple orchards around Merano, there is a bustle of activity: as in all of South Tyrol, the harvest is coming, making autumn a season of particularly rich and inviting gifts.
Roasted chestnuts have always been associated with of the taste of autumn in Merano. Young and old meet together in quaint taverns, traditional wine cellars and mountain inns, to taste and enjoy dumplings and smoked meat, roasted chestnuts and the first young wine, the Susser. Hearty food in a convivial atmosphere and rustic setting makes the "Törggelen" a popular autumn tradition among locals and visitors alike.