Places of Interest in South Tyrol
Natural and cultural monuments in Merano and Environs in South Tyrol
Places of Interest in South Tyrol

Places of Interest in South Tyrol

Natural and cultural monuments in Merano and Environs in South Tyrol

Discovering South Tyrol/Südtirol means experiencing both natural beauty and cultural heritage. While the landscape is characterized by unspoiled nature, human additions are often intended to emphasize the area’s charms.

The centuries-old larch trees in the Val d’Ultimo/Ultental Valley are true natural monuments, and are regarded as the oldest conifers in Europe. Merano and its surroundings are home to various natural spectacles, including gorges, majestic waterfalls and high peaks.

The cultural heritage includes numerous churches and castles from across many centuries. These range from the ancient Prokuluskirche church in Naturno/Naturns, which preserves pre-Carolingian frescoes from the 7th century (the earliest Christian frescoes in Central Europe) to the Pfarrkirche Tisens parish church with its renowned glass paintings of the Augsburg school. Moreover, the Merano region has several interesting Romanesque churches and mountain churches, including the St. Margareten Kirche Lana church dating to the 10th century, St. Vigiluskirche church above Lana, St. Hippolyt in Narano/Nauraun, St. Jakob in Tesimo/Tisens which displays the first frescoes of the Dolomites, and St. Kathrein in Avelengo/Hafling.

Newer landmarks include the award-winning botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle east of Merano, and contemporary artworks like the Knottnkino artwork above Verano/Vöran.
Palais Mamming Museum
Palais Mamming Museum
Piazza Duomo, Tel. +39 0473 270038, www.palaismamming.it The Palais Mamming Museum is located in a newly renovated Baroque palace in Piazza Duomo and hosts the ...
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Prokulus Museum Naturno/Naturns
Prokulus Museum Naturno/Naturns
Historic, little St. Prokulus church, just outside the village of Naturns, is well-known for its wonderful Medieval frescos and has even more to offer now that ...
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Ulten Valley Folklore Museum
Ulten Valley Folklore Museum
The Ulten Valley Folklore Museum offers an excellent overview of the life of the farmers in the Ulten Valley.
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Winegrowing Museum Rametz Castle
Winegrowing Museum Rametz Castle
The museum showcases the development of viticulture and enology in South Tyrol. Tilling the land, cultivation of the vines, combating parasites, the grape ...
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Touriseum - South Tyrol Museum of Tourism
Touriseum - South Tyrol Museum of Tourism
Trauttmansdorff Castle, where Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) would come in holiday, now houses the Touriseum, the first museum in the Alps ...
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