As Nature reawakens from its winter slumber, the vegetation around Meran/Merano takes on vivid colours. With the magnificent Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
set to reopen in April, apple blossoms beckon and the inviting Waalwege water-canal trails above the valley are ideal for brisk springtime walks. Together with its satellite villages (Schenna/Scena, Naturns/Naturno, Algund/Lagundo & Partschins/Parcines), the famed Spa town on the Passer river promises a varied events programme under the banner Meran in Spring. This includes farm markets and flower festivals, organised hikes, artistic botanical gardens, live workshops and music performances, besides a light seasonal cuisine to tickle the palate.
Between 22nd – 25th April 2022, the "Merano Flower Festival
" is the event highlight. Its eye-catching floral installations and fascinating garden landscapes attract representatives of preeminent Italian and foreign nurseries alike. A meeting-ground for botanical experts and aficionados, the Flower Festival reflects the true spirit of the Spa town, with its long and rich cultural tradition producing an overall upmarket experience. SPRING IN SCHENNA
During the Spring in Merano festivities, Schenna’s town centre becomes transformed into a fragrant floral paradise. Strategically-positioned deckchairs and decorated park benches are intended to draw visitors to specific beauty spots. The scents of various herbs permeate the air, and installations comprised of large photo frames adorned with flowers provide the perfect photo opportunity.
The 14th May matinée event at Schenna Castle
promises plenty of fun and live music. Refined Thurnerhof delicacies and locally-produced bubbly beverages can be tasted to the jazzy sounds of the Swinging Evergreens Band. Herbalist Jutta Tappeiner Ebner from South Tyrol conducts specialised workshops centred on the wonderful world of roses, presenting exclusive rose-petal products, which visitors can try and purchase.
Local products and delicacies including special seeds, herbs and botanical rarities can be found at the UnKräutermarktl Herbs and Weeds Market
on Raiffeisenplatz square in the village centre on 15th May
. In addition, there’s a lot to learn about the multiple uses of wild herbs – both in the kitchen as well as in the field of herbal medicine. A special children’s programme, including a creative play corner, a beauty parlour for mini-princesses, a petting zoo with pony rides, as well as traditional Maypole carving – are sure to delight the younger set!