Relax and renew in Algund
Algund in South Tyrol has truly eternalized the term „enjoying life“; situated in the pleasantly quiet countryside, but also in the immediate surroundings of Meran it offers an Alpine-Mediterranean-botanical experience for every holidaymaker. Apple trees, vineyards, palms and olive trees are common sights in Algund and surroundings.
Approximately 160 km of walking routes meander through the nature idyll of Algund. The probably most known walk in Algund is the path along the ancient irrigation channels – the so-called „Waalweg“. The walk leads past waterfalls and canyons providing fantastic panoramic views over the Etschtal. On the high route of Meran, one of the most beautiful high alpine panoramic-routes in Europe, one can enjoy breathtaking views over the World Nature Heritage, the Dolomites, and the impressive glaciers of the Ortler-Massif.
Discovering Algund on two wheels
Algund in South Tyrol offers numerous possibilities to explore its unique surroundings on two wheels. Especially recommendable is an excursion along the old Emperor's Road „Via Claudia Augusta“.
Algund is a treasure chest full of highlights: visit monastery Maria Steinach, find the bridge head of „Via Claudia Augusta“, the precious frescos on chosen buildings or the mysterious rocks in the forest.
On everyone's lips is the beer-brewery Forst. Since its opening Castle Forst is a heaven for culture and beer friends alike. In the beer garden typical dishes are served accompanied by a selection of home-made beer. Also the local restaurants and the hotels in Algund offer traditional South Tyrolean cuisine.
During winter the ski area Meran 2000 is well worth a visit, over 40 km of slopes offer plenty of playground for skiing, ski-touring, snowshoe walking or cross-country skiing. If you would like to let the pristine nature of Algund charm you, find here the most beautiful hotel in Algund in the environs of Meran.