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Discover the most beautiful attractions near Merano/Meran and environs

The attractions near Merano/Meran and environs offer a lot of variety at any time of year. Whether culture or nature – here, it is worthwhile to explore the city and the surrounding villages. We have collected some of the most beautiful attractions around Merano/Meran and environs that you should not miss. Have fun exploring!

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

One of the most popular attractions around Merano/Meran and environs: the flourishing world of the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. On an area of 12 hectares and arranged in the shape of a natural amphitheatre, this is a paradise for nature lovers. Plants and flowers from all over the world thrive in over 80 garden landscapes. The panoramic location below Trauttmansdorff Castle also offers breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and the Merano/Meran countryside. Numerous adventure stations, themed gardens, artist pavilions, and spectacular viewing platforms ensure unforgettable moments – for the whole family.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are an absolutely worthwhile attraction near Merano/Meran and environs from April to October.

Hiking and ski resort: Merano/Meran 2000

Merano/Meran 2000 offers a lot of fun in the fresh air all year round and is one of the most versatile attractions near Merano/Meran and environs. In summer, there are wonderful hiking trails on the “Sun Terrace of Merano/Meran”, with easy circular walks, panoramic paths, and challenging summit tours. Adventurous people can let off steam here mountain biking, running, paragliding, horseback riding, down hilling, and on the via ferrata. For families, the Alpine Bobsleigh ensures tobogganing fun even in summer!

In winter, the Merano/Meran 2000 ski area offers perfect slopes, rustic huts, and a wide range of leisure activities. The largest cable car in South Tyrol takes you up to paradise in just 7 minutes for pleasure skiers, tobogganists, and snowboarders, freestylers, cross-country skiers, paragliders, ski tourers, and snowshoe hikers.

Merano/Meran 2000 is the nature experience paradise among the attractions near Merano/Meran and environs.

Tyrol Castle

The castle in Tirolo/Dorf Tirol is one of the most historically important attractions near Merano/Meran and environs.

The Residenzburg of the counts of Tyrol gave the province of Tyrol its name and today it is home to the South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History. A varied course leads through 15 exhibition rooms, in which topics from medieval culture and history to recent national history are deepened. In addition to historical insights, the fantastic location of Castle Tyrol also offers impressive views overlooking the Val d'Adige/Etschtal and into Val Venosta/Vinschgau.An attraction near Merano/Meran and environs that visitors interested in history should not miss.

San Vigilio/Vigiljoch mountain

Untouched nature and panoramic views as far as the Dolomites. The car-free San Vigilio/Vigiljoch mountain above Lana is a popular attraction near Merano/Meran and environs. Even the cable car ride up to 1,500 metres above sea level is a panoramic experience. In spring, the hiking paradise becomes a blooming bouquet of Alpine roses, in the summer, mountain anemones and primroses adorn the colourful Alpine meadows. In winter, the San Vigilio/Vigiljoch mountain offers a fairy-tale landscape with deep snow-covered larch forests and meadows. Then, winter enthusiasts, snowshoe hikers, and tobogganers are in their own personal seventh heaven. The San Vigilio/Vigiljoch mountain is more than just an enchanting attraction near Merano/Meran and environs. The mineral-rich thermal water, which is used for soothing baths and inhalations in the thermal baths, also comes from this wonderful spot of nature.

Knottnkino

Another tip for an extraordinary attraction near Merano/Meran and environs: the Knottnkino in Verano/Vöran, an open-air “cinema” in which nature plays the leading role. The viewpoint with 30 cinema seats made of steel and chestnut wood invites hikers to enjoy the unique view of the Val d'Adige/Etschtal and the impressive mountain peaks – just like in a natural cinema. The word “Knottn” means rock in South Tyrolean dialect and “Kino” means cinema in German. Hence the name of this simple and resourceful attraction around Merano/Meran and environs.

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