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Experience the spa town of Merano

Between alpine charm and Mediterranean lightness

To be dignified, genuine, steeped in tradition and at the same time lively, buoyant and full of energy, all that can only be achieved by a real grand dame. The spa town of Merano in the Adige Valley can confidently be described as such. Throughout the centuries, well-known personalities have resided here at the foot of the Texel Group, allowing themselves to be inspired by this wonderful place on earth. And in return be an inspiration for that same place. Culture and nature, art and economy benefit from this harmonic synergy, which leaves plenty of room for development and diversity. It is exactly this space that gives the small town its very special charm. Discover the charm of Merano and the Merano region culturally, actively and culinary. Leave the beaten track and just let yourself drift.

A SELECTION OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EVENTS

FOR VERY SPECIAL EXPERIENCES

Numerous events await you all year round in the heart of Merano, attracting lovers of art, culture and food and wine: from the simple farmer’s market to prestigious musical and theatrical performances. Below, we have compiled a calendar of unmissable events in Merano. We will be happy to assist you in booking your tickets. If you already know what event you are planning to attend in Merano and surroundings before you arrive, please email us. We will make sure to reserve the best places.

JAZZFESTIVAL SOUTH TYROL

As tradition dictates, this year the Südtirol Jazzfestival South Tyrol begins on the last Friday in June. For ten full days Alto Adige will move at a jazzy pace.

MERANO WINEFESTIVAL

Each year, in November, one of the most significant wine fairs in Merano takes place.
At the Kurhaus, you can taste delicious products and culinary delicacies at the Merano WineFestival, which also includes a full programme of correlated events with expert workshops, guided tours, tastings and prizes.

GRAPE FESTIVAL IN MERANO

Merano's Grape Festival is an event rich in traditions. The most awaited time every year is the great parade of musical bands and decorated floats around the town centre.

HORSE RACING IN MERANO

The horse race was inaugurated by the horsemanship of the horses on Easter Monday. The Grand Prix of Merano is held every year on the last Sunday of September.

MERANO MUSIC WEEKS

The music weeks are the highlight of the Merano musical firmament and attract many visitors every year in the town loved by Princess Sissi.

MARLENA GOLFCUP

At Marlena, the second week of july is entirely dedicated to golf. Three exciting tournaments take place, two of which are valid for official rankings.
The final tournament will take place in the idyllic Lana Golf Club. Do not miss the closing party with the award ceremony.

MARKET IN MERANO

Merano played an important role as a shopping centre even way back in the Middle Ages and still hosts numerous markets.
The most important is the one on Friday with over 400 stands, from Piazzale Prader to Via Mainardo, offering food, specialities and clothing.

VISIT THE MUSEUMS OF SOUTH TYROL

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF SOUTH TYROL

South Tyrol is a territory with a great historical awareness. Numerous museums invite you to embark on an exciting journey through its varied and eventful history: from the Stone Age at the Archeoparc Senales, near the place of discovery of Ötzi, exhibited today at the Archaeological Museum of Bolzano, to the Napoleonic era and the rebellion of the peasants in the MuseoPassiria. Not to mention the historical-cultural museum at Castel Tirolo and the church of San Procolo, where the oldest frescoes of the entire German-speaking area can be found.

THE ROYAL CASTLE IN MERANO

The ancient residence of the Tyrolean nobles dates back to the 15th century, the era of the Gothic and Renaissance styles; it is still an attraction today for young people and adults.

THE CASTLE OF SCENA

Visit the mysterious and sumptuous rooms that house different types of weapons from the past centuries and discover the largest private collection of the Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer.

THE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM OF CASTEL FONTANA

Castel Fontana in the village of Tirolo hosts a museum where you can learn about the farming culture of South Tyrol. In addition, it houses the memorial of poet Ezra Pound.

THE TOURISM MUSEUM

Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano houses magnificent gardens as well as the first Alpine Tourism Museum.

MUSEUMCARD
The Museumcard is a personal card with a one-year validity that allows you to visit the participating museums several times. This card is offered in three versions: one for adults, one for families and one for children and senior citizens. For more information, please contact the front desk.

Valid 365 days

MUSEUMOBIL CARD
The Museumobil Card, valid for three or seven consecutive days, offers access to South Tyrol museums and the use of the South Tyrol Integrated Transport facilities. Children and young people under the age of 14 can use the "Junior Card". Our reception staff will be glad to provide you with detailed information.

Valid 3 - 7 days

PASSION FOR VINTAGE CARS
WONDERFUL TRIPS IN THE MERANO AREA

Get behind the wheel of your classic car and set off on exciting excursions amid the vistas and cultural highlights of South Tyrol. Mountain roads full of hairpin turns await you, passes that offer a fantastic panorama capable of leaving you awestruck at every turn, idyllic villages in characteristic valleys and of course stops in typical South Tyrolean inns. And if you decide to take a day off, you can park your treasure in our garage.

Passo delle Palade - Fondo - Lago di Caldaro
Length of the tour: 90 km

From Marlengo, cross the apple orchards up to Lana, then go through the Palade Pass until you reach Fondo (province of Trento), then Penegal, one of the most beautiful scenic points. After admiring the view, drive towards Caldaro up to Lake Caldaro and finally, passing through the villages of the Wine Route, return to Marlengo.

Monzoccolo
Tour length: 75 km

From Marlengo, pass through Merano to Avelengo, then to Monzoccolo until you reach Meltina, where you make a stop at Arunda, the sparkling wine cellar that is at a record altitude in Europe. Then continue to San Genesio Atesino towards Gries San Quirino (Bolzano), where we recommend a stop at the Bolzano Winery, an architectural jewel opened in 2019. Then you can return to Marlengo.

Val d’Ultimo
Tour length: 80 km

From Marlengo, drive through the apple orchards up to Lana, then pass through the characteristic Val d’Ultimo until you reach the Fontana Bianca Lake. This valley has kept its original character more than anny other. The way back is the same as the one going.