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Hike along the wine trail

Easy circular route on the trail of winegrowing in Tirolo. This leisurely walk through the vineyards above the roofs of Merano starts at the tourist information office.

Route description

Here the route heads down the main street (Via Principale) as far as Vicolo dei Castagni. Alternatively you could take the route along Via Gnaid, which branches right off Via Principale past the "Wasserpark" swimming bath until it meets the junction with Vicolo dei Castagni. This road then winds at a leisurely pace through the vineyards. Passing several information points providing fascinating facts about wine, winegrowing and the history of wine along the way, the trail eventually joins the Falknerpromenade as it heads in the direction of "Doss". If you wish, at this point you can turn off onto the Brunnenburgsteig and extend your hike to take in a worthwhile trip to the Brunnenburg (agricultural museum). Otherwise, follow Via del Castello and Via Principale back to your starting point.