Thermal village near Merano

Spring in Naturno

Where spring begins earlier

The event series "Merano Spring" pays homage to the beauty of nature in Merano and its surroundings:
In this time of awakening spring, when nature emerges from its winter slumber, the first colorful flowers bloom, and the warming rays of the sun invite to relaxed walks and hikes. Naturno, nestled at the foot of the Texel Group Nature Park, opens its doors to festivals, markets, and special events.

The magnificent gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle once again invite to leisurely strolls through their diverse and colorful gardens. The apple blossom transforms the surroundings into a sea of white and pink, while the Merano Spring in Merano impresses with artistic flower installations and plant figures.

For adventurous and nature-loving families who want to experience spring in all its glory, Naturno, located at the foot of the Texel Group Nature Park, is the ideal destination. Thanks to the Sonnenberg (=sunny mountain), the region offers year-round hiking opportunities—a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts enchanted by the mild spring air and the impressive landscape. From leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, there is something for every explorer.

Naturno also offers thrills for adventure seekers with a variety of exciting activities. An absolute highlight is the via ferrata "Knott"  above the Unterstell cable car station. Here, even families can gain their first climbing experiences. The climbing path ends at the Unterstell viewing platform: a 16-meter-long and 50-meter-high steel structure that provides breathtaking panoramic views for those without vertigo!

In the valley, visitors can explore the newly opened Nature Park House, where children and adults can interactively discover everything worth knowing about the nature and inhabitants of the Texel Group Nature Park. A family-friendly bike tour along the Via Claudia Augusta or a hike along the irrigation channel paths offer additional active experiences.
After an active day outdoors, visitors can relax at the Therms of Naturno, where thermal water aids in regeneration, alleviates discomfort, and has a calming effect.

Spring in Naturno offers not only natural experiences but also entertainment. Don't miss the Spring Festival on March 23, which marks the beginning of the season and welcomes spring with a special focus on gardens, decorations, handmade goods, and local products. Traditional South Tyrolean "Goaßlschnöller" whip crackers and "Schuhplattler" dancers bring the tradition to life, while the farmers pamper with delicious dishes!

Experience the magic of spring in Naturno and be inspired by the variety of activities and events. Enjoy nature, explore new paths, and immerse yourself in the culture and culinary delights of this enchanting South Tyrolean region.
Spring in the spa town of Merano
Spring in Naturno is an experience for all the senses
The spring events in Naturno


After a cold winter, we look forward to spring all the more: nature goes full throttle, it begins to blossom, smell and sprout. The warming sun attracts colourful flowers and bright buds. In Naturno we welcome spring with our spring festival. Local farmers invite you to taste their products, gardeners present their decorations and spring flowers, craftsmen sell their products made with love. The farmers' wives feed visitors with local specialities and a band frames the festival with traditional music.


The day after the spring festival we open the hiking season on the Monte Sole/Sonnenberg. Due to the sunny location, the mountain season in Naturno starts earlier than elsewhere. Together with the mountain farmers we celebrate the new season on the Merano High Trail, on this day the Unterstell cable car can be used at a reduced price and the mountain farmers give rare insights into their lives, traditions and everyday life. Another highlight is the culinary offer: the mountain huts will spoil you with tasty dishes from the region.
All spring highlights at a glance
Thermal water hiking tour on the Juval castle hill
Thursday 23 May
09:45 - 13:45
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Thermal water hiking tour on the Juval castle hill
We cordially invite you to join us on an unforgettable hike along the old irrigation channels - the "Waalwege". This hike promises not only breathtaking landscapes, but also insights into the history ...
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Yoga outdoors
Friday 24 May
16:30 - 17:45
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Yoga outdoors
During a prana-vinyasa yoga class with physiotherapist and yoga teacher Maria Gögele, you will flow trough all the asanas with your breath and thereby mobilize, strengthen and stretch your body. ...
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Naturno Mountain Huts Unplugged
Sunday 02 Jun
Naturno Mountain Huts Unplugged
Traditional Alpine folk music: reinterpreted by emerging South Tyrolean artists! On the majestic Nörderberg Mountain in Naturno/Naturns, the Alpine mountain hut season kicks off with a new music ...
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Book your airport transfer from Bolzano/Bozen directly to your accommodation in Naturns/Plaus here. The price per person and drive is €20 and must be paid directly to the driver in cash.

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