Merano – A world of adventure in South Tyrol

“Autumn is the perfect time for hiking in South Tyrol. For walks that offer something special, seek out the ancient larch trees in the Ulten Valley on the edge of the forest by St. Gertraud. These giant trees are around two thousand years old, up to eight metres wide and 35 metres high. They are considered to be the oldest conifers in Europe.”

Anneliese Furrer, Resort Manager, Merano

Holidays in Merano combine the unique landscape with the cultural variety of South Tyrol. See Mediterranean flora and climb barren mountain ranges on varied hiking trails. Time and space for relaxation. There is a thermal spa not far from the resort – a pleasure for the whole family. The Empress Sissi would stay in Merano during winter.

South Tyrol is famous for its many mountain trails, hiking paths and pilgrim routes. The holiday apartments in Merano are the ideal starting point for sport, enjoyment and wellness. The golf courses are embedded within one of the most charming landscapes of Europe in the heart of the Alps. Hikes along the Waalweg paths take you past the old irrigation systems on a gentle downhill slope and past magnificent vineyards and forests. Start off slowly with the Sissi path, which goes from the city centre to the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. The splendid flowers and magnificent buildings will remind you of the era of Austrian Empress Elisabeth. Take a trip to Lake Kaltern during the summer or carve patterns in the snow on the slopes of the nearby ski pistes in winter. Shopping enthusiasts will find an array of exclusive boutiques and delicatessens. Taste South Tyrol specialities in one of the many restaurants, such as farmhouse bacon and different varieties of sweet and savoury dumpling. Most of the gourmet restaurants in Merano can be reached conveniently on foot from the resort. The holiday apartments are located in the upscale villa district of Obermais, surrounded by park-like gardens. Relaxation is provided by the comprehensive wellness facilities of the region. The nearby spa centre and the thermal spa with numerous outdoor and indoor pools, as well as a sauna area, are particularly popular since they promise pure relaxation. Further variety is available in the form of excursions to the surrounding area, such as Lake Garda, Verona, the Seiser Alm (alpine pasture) or the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of the Dolomites. Holidays in Merano offer something for everyone.