In the town of wellbeing in Meran
Built by the Lords of Tyrol, beloved by Empress Sissi, adored by Richard Strauss, highly estimated by Rainer Maria Rilke and Franz Kafka ... Already during the reign of the Habsburgs, Meran was known in the entire Alp region for its spa culture and clear air. The traditional South Tyrolean spa town is characterized by its mild climate, alpine-mediterranean vegetation with vineyards, fine whites, palms, cypresses, cactuses and exotic plants and a glorious alpine setting.
Numerous cultural events await visitors of this lively town: Open-air events in the romantic ambience of Castle Kallmünz, races on the horse-track of Meran or the Long Tuesdays of Meran. The Spa of Meran, oasis of wellbeing, offers its guests an incomparable ambience, characterised by the highest possible quality allowing relaxation, renewal and regeneration.
The botanical gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff present the most beautiful park in Italy. Here you can experience the finest form of cooperation between art and nature with over 80 different gardens from all over the world.
Around it lie the pleasant walks; the walk along the ancient irrigation channel – the „Waalweg“ of Meran – or the Tappeiner Walk or the paths leading to the surrounding communes of Algund, Dorf Tirol, Lana and Naturns. During winter Meran shines with its ski-resort Meran 2000 and the magically fabulous Christmas Market.
Between tranquillity and liveliness
Meran offers numerous shops and markets, bars, cafés and restaurants: the place to go to when the (window) shopping fever arises. Well maintained gardens and esplanades invite to stay and take in the wonderful sceneries on one of the many sunny sitting opportunities.
The gorgeous “Kurhaus” is an exceptional piece of art, built during Art Nouveau containing the monuments of freedom fighter Andreas Hofer and Empress Sissi.
Dine in the restaurants and hotels in Meran, where you can enjoy Tyrolean traditional meals and Mediterranean delicacies alike: a wellness programme for all gustative nerves. Find here the best hotels in Meran in South Tyrol!