The spa town of Merano knows wonderfully how to give everyone something to remember forever: charming sights, astonishing contemporary and historical architecture, entertaining events or delightful shopping opportunities in stylish boutiques or delicatessens under picturesque arcades.
Mediterranean air, 300 days of sunshine a year, palm trees and olive trees rustling in the wind and, as a contrast, the mountain peaks reaching for the sky do the rest to make the small, fashionable town in the South Tyrolean Burggrafenamt a destination worth visiting and experiencing for holidaymakers from all over the world.
And then you should also treat yourself to a latte macchiato or a Hugo in one of the many street cafés in the sun - that is savoir-vivre in Merano style!
The botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are irrefutably some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe. More than 12 hectares accommodate 80 landscaped gardens, which are split into four garden worlds: The Sun Gardens, Forests of the World, Water and Terraced Gardens and Landscapes of South Tyrol.
After the predominantly Italian Bolzano, Merano is the second biggest town in South Tyrol and is heavily influenced by the German-speaking majority. The spa town is wonderfully located in the middle of an awe-inspiring mountain region. The year-round mild climate with over 300 days of sunshine attracts visitors from all over the world - not just hikers and skiers but also admirers of the remarkable old town.
Not only the spa town of Merano, but also the surrounding area offers endless possibilities to spend your holiday in Merano in the most varied way possible.
Don't forget to pay a visit to the wonderfully restored castle with its permanent exhibition on the history of Tyrolean and South Tyrolean tourism. A multimedia exhibition in the "Touriseum" vividly presents the development of tourism in this Alpine region.
Juval Castle displays everything surrounding the "Myth of the Mountain" by means of various art collections. These include Messner's mask collection from five continents, a gallery spanning several floors with images from holy mountains, a Tibetan collection, a Tantra room and the expedition cellar.
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