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Garden and water – vital Merano

A prospering spa town

Spa town Merano

Probably no other city is as inspiring as Merano. Between green palm trees and the high mountain summits of the Gruppo del Tessa mountain group, there is and always has been a lush and appealing bloom. 26 park facilities characterise the city, wonderful fragrances caress the nose along the numerous promenades and the renowned trails like Tappeiner Trail or the idyllic Gilf.

Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Touriseum

Trauttmansdorff Castle

An impressive and botanical journey of the world. The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are known far beyond the borders for their fascinating sun gardens, water and terrace gardens, pavilions, forest gardens and grottos and cacti and succulent mounds. In the adjacent Touriseum you can enjoy an exciting journey through the history of tourism in Merano and in South Tyrol.

Merano Thermal Baths

Merano Thermal Baths

Thanks to the mild, Mediterranean climate and the thermal springs, Merano has become an exclusive and renowned health resort at the beginning of the 20th century. The Art Nouveau flair can still be noticed everywhere, even though modern wellness has been defined in a new way. The new thermal baths provide an architectonic masterpiece by Matteo Thun. They feature numerous adventure pools, saunas and a spacious park for true relaxation in the heart of the city.

South Tyrolean bathing culture and medicinal baths

South Tyrolean bathing culture and medicinal baths

Water and hay treatments have a long tradition in South Tyrol, and are still offered by many bathing facilities in the surroundings. The relaxing and sustainable effects on body, spirit and soul is unmistakable, and especially renowned in case of rheumatic and dermatologic complaints.

Merano Music Weeks

Merano Music Weeks

The Merano Music Weeks – an internationally renowned Premium festival for the past 30 years. From the end of August to the end of September, renowned artists present their music in the amazing Art Nouveau Kursaal hall. The programme includes varied styles - from classic to cross-over.

Merano WineFestival

Merano WineFestival

A must for all those who love the good taste of wine. The Merano WineFestival in November has long advanced to a gastronomical highlight. More than 450 international wine producers present their specialties, which are accompanied by the best of Italian delicacies within the framework of the Merano Culinaria event.



The yearly street festival Asphaltart is a colourful, joyful and acrobatic outdoor festival. Clowns, dancers, music and artists from all over the world turn the streets of Merano into a magical and peculiar show and fun ground. An unforgettable experience for old and young!

Törggele time – moments of pleasure

Golden autumn in Merano

Chestnuts and red wine

Surrounded by colourful natural scenery, a pleasant atmosphere, and the unique culinary autumn delights, Merano awaits you with grapes, apples and chestnuts. Traditional "Törggelen" with new wine and chestnuts in one of the numerous inns is an ancient tradition. The Merano Grape Festival in autumn provides a gastronomical and musical highlight.

Romance and tradition

South Tyrolean delights

In autumn, the mountain scenery is even more impressive and clear, the air even more spicy and refreshing, and the fields and forests even more coloured. Romance is always by your side in autumn in Merano & environs. A nature hike along the traditional irrigation channels is best on warm days, and an outing on a horse-drawn carriage or an excursion to the "Foodie Factory" provides variety.

Nightlife and long Tuesday evening – the vibrant life

Nightlife in Merano

Drinks and cocktails

Don't miss out on the special atmosphere when the cosy spa town wakes into life at night time. A good glass of South Tyrolean wine, a classic cocktail or one of the newest mixed-drink creations await you in one of the numerous bars or pubs and clubs around Via Portici and Corso della Libertà.

Long shopping evenings

Shopping under the arbours

The summer evenings in Merano make you want more! From the end of June to the middle of August, Tuesday evenings are characterised by varied shows, music, culinary delights and shopping sprees. The streets in the city turn into a festival ground and amaze visitors with an exciting offer.