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Merano and surroundings

  • Veduta pittoresca primaverile nella zona di Merano

    Hotel Ansitz Plantitscherhof

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    Merano (BZ)

    • Vintage car rental, repair service, and carwash
    • Wines: cellars with rarities, tastings, and guided tours in a Volkswagen Bulli
    • Open air suites to sleep under the stars
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  • Veduta diurna di Merano

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    Merano (BZ)

    • Vintage car rental, repair service, and carwash
    • Wines: cellars with rarities, tastings, and guided tours in a Volkswagen Bulli
    • Open air suites to sleep under the stars
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  • Veduta diurna di Merano

    Hotel Ansitz Plantitscherhof

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    Merano (BZ)

    • Vintage car rental, repair service, and carwash
    • Wines: cellars with rarities, tastings, and guided tours in a Volkswagen Bulli
    • Open air suites to sleep under the stars
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  • Scorcio del centro di Merano

    Hotel Ansitz Plantitscherhof

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    Merano (BZ)

    • Vintage car rental, repair service, and carwash
    • Wines: cellars with rarities, tastings, and guided tours in a Volkswagen Bulli
    • Open air suites to sleep under the stars
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  • Un pic-nic nelle zone attorno a Merano

    Hotel Ansitz Plantitscherhof

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    Merano (BZ)

    • Vintage car rental, repair service, and carwash
    • Wines: cellars with rarities, tastings, and guided tours in a Volkswagen Bulli
    • Open air suites to sleep under the stars
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If there is a place able to satisfy even the most demanding wellness enthusiasts, it is without a doubt Merano. This charming town, chosen as tourist resort since the 18th century by European noblemen thanks to its mild climate and thermal waters, is the perfect place to go shopping or practice horseback riding and golf. Merano hosts important social events and features many luxury hotels and trendy clubs, and in the beautiful villages of the surroundings you will find many ways to spend your leisure time.

Merano is a paradise for wellness enthusiasts: mild climate, large spa center with panoramic view on the Tessa group, luxury 4 or 5 star hotels with first class services. 

The Kurhaus, ancient luxury residence where noblemen used to stay during their wellness holidays, nowadays hosts the classiest social events. Worth a visit are the many historical buildings of the old town, where you can spend some time going shopping in the trendy boutiques.

Merano and its surroundings look like one of those pictures in the storybooks, with the castles surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards, but regardless of its fairy-like quality, the area offers a real chance to spend glamorous holidays. If you love golf, you can choose between the 9 hole course of Lana and the 18 hole course of Val Passiria; if on the other hand horses are your passion you can visit the Maia racetrack, which hosts important events like the Grand Prix Merano, or improve their jumping and dressage techniques at the local riding school. In winter, space for the ski in the 5 ski areas of Merano and surroundings.

Merano and its surroundings are also a perfect place to try some gourmet food. In the trendy wine bars or during the food festivals you can taste some excellent wines, like the local grape variety Schiava.

In the past Merano charmed countless celebrities: writers like Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka, athletes like Maradona and Zidane, actresses like Sophia Loren and Ornella Muti, immortal artists like Bob Dylan and Pavarotti; and of course the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, best known as Princess Sissi.


Foto credits: Giorgia Genova / Apt Merano - Frieder Blickle

Top events in Merano and surroundings

  • Merano Forst Gran Prix

    The Merano Forst Grand Prix is a horse race among the most important in Europe, taking place every year in Merano, at the famous racecourse at the end of September. The steeplechase is 5,000 meters long with 24 hedges, and the horses with their horsemen will provide a spectacular show for the public sitting in the tribunes.

  • Music weeks in Meran

    From late August to late September, the Kursaal halls in Merano welcomes a long list of world-famous conductors, soloists, ensembles and orchestras at the festival, one of the most renowned classical music festival in Europe. Not only classical music, but also chamber music and music cross over.

  • Merano WineFestival

    The Merano WineFestival is held in the Merano Kurhaus at the start of November and it is one of Europe’s most exclusive and elegant wine and food events, where top-quality Italian and foreign winemakers will be presenting their finest products. Moreover, you will find high culinary delicacies, show cooking and artisan drinks, like beer.

  • Christmas in Meran and surroundings

    The Christmas markets take place in Merano, Lana, Tirolo, Lagundo and Scena from November until the end of January. They are preparing for the most evocative party of the year with many stands and unique and spectacular set-ups surrounded by a particular atmosphere suspended between modernity and tradition.

  • Garden nights at Sissi's Gardens

    Six musical summer appointments take place inside the Gardens of Trauttmansdorf Castle from June to August. In the evening, international famous artists perform on the stage settled in the small romantic lake of water lilies.

Suggested hotels

  • Hotel Ansitz Plantitscherhof

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    Merano (BZ)

    • Vintage car rental, repair service, and carwash
    • Wines: cellars with rarities, tastings, and guided tours in a Volkswagen Bulli
    • Open air suites to sleep under the stars
  • Hotel Chalet Mirabell

    Avelengo (BZ)

    • Alpin Life Style Restaurant with gourmet cuisine
    • Wellness Spa, relax & Beauty
    • Panoramic location on the mountains of Merano
  • Sport & Wellness Resort Quellenhof

    San Martino in Passiria (BZ)

    • One of the best Italian Spas, with a wellness centre of 10.000 m² and a medical centre
    • For families. Fantastic Family Acqua Park
    • Biggest ski sports area in the South Tyrol
  • Hotel Terme Merano

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    Merano (BZ)

    • New Sky Spa from April 2017
    • Direct connection to the Spa
    • Design hotel with a unique style in the heart of the city of Meran

Exclusive hotels

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