Enjoy Merano and environs
Culture, Tradition, Wellness, Recovering, Sport & Events
Merano, the second largest city of South Tyrol after Bolzano, comprises the districts of Quarazze, Maia Alta, Maia Bassa, Sinigo, Labers and the historic town and includes a territory that ranges from 263 m to 1,621 m asl. Located in a valley basin, it offers beneficial climatic conditions, making Mediterranean plants such as palm trees, olive trees and cypresses flourish. Moreover the mighty Alpine scenery confers a particular flair to the city.
Already in the 19th century Merano was a known climatic spa. Also scientists and physicians appreciated the Mediterranean climate and the crystal clear air, alleviating respiratory diseases. Also goat milk and grape cures were offered in these days.
Symbol of the city is the Kurhaus, which represents a masterpiece of the art nouveau period. It is located along the Passeggiata Passirio in the historic district. However, there are also many other attractions that are worth to be visited in Merano, such as castles and museums. Visiting the botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, however, represents a real journey of discovery.
Merano’s climate is mild. Nature awakens in February, the summer is hot and dry, fall let change colours of leaves, in winter all mountain peaks are covered with snow. The area around the spa town of Merano is very varied. Thanks to the mild climate here grow palm trees, cypresses, grapevines and olive trees. Towards mountain peaks they expect a pristine Alpine landscape, with mixed forests and conifers.
Culture, tradition and sports in the city of Merano:
- Merano music week festival, the street performer festival Asfaltart, with film, theater, music and art exhibitions;
- Racecourse, the Meranarena, the Meran 2000 ski area;
- Therme Meran, Castel Trauttmansdorff;
- Winefestival, chrismas market, the Grape Festival and gourmet promenade.