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Spa town rich in contrasts.

Enjoy an alpine, Mediterranean vacation atmosphere in Merano.

Whoever spends a vacation so close to Merano, which is just 10 km away, should absolutely plan to pay a visit to the spa town.

For centuries, Merano has been known as a preferred venue for its declared health-promoting climatic conditions. Mild Mediterranean temperatures reign here all-year-round and blooming promenades and gardens form a harmonious one with the snow-covered mountain peaks. Even Empress Elisabeth of Austria was a regular guest at Merano, which made the spa town a popular travel destination for aristocracy from all over Europe. Numerous art nouveau buildings, as well as the spa promenade or the Tappeiner path running above the town testify to the Belle Époque era.

Particularly worth seeing on a visit to Merano is the Medieval old part of the town with its 400-metre long porticos. The historical building facades mask the rows of modern stores, such as delicatessens, traditional handicraft shops and fashion or souvenir stores, which are just inviting you to go on an extended shopping tour. Above all, during the summer months, Merano offers an exciting evening and night life program. Numerous events and performances attract culture enthusiasts, while bars and restaurants seduce gourmets’ palates.

Among the highlights in Merano worth seeing are naturally the Kurhaus, the Merano thermal baths, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, the promenades running along the Passirio River, the race course and various museums.