Wine from South Tyrol
South Tyrolean wine combines climate and soil conditions, tradition and the nobility of the South Tyrolean landscape. Numerous wineries and vineyards can be visited!
Summer and winter
The varied terrain in the Merano basin and the surrounding valleys allows for numerous activities for the whole family and varied holidays - summer and winter.
Culture in South Tyrol
The region of Merano and its surroundings in the centre of South Tyrol combines customs, tradition and a rich cultural heritage with innovation and a diverse arts and culture programme.
The corner shops and charming boutiques in town and countryside hold many a fashion and culinary surprise.
Merano Thermal Baths are located in the centre of the spa town. A five-hectare Mediterranean park landscape stretches all around.
The botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are among the most beautiful gardens in the world.
Here you will find all the important and practical information for a well-planned holiday in the holiday region Meraner Land: www.meranerland.com
Tourism Association Lana and surroundings:
From our farm you have almost all possibilities for many different undertakings. From a leisurely walk to a paragliding flight. We have put together a selection for you here.
The gardens of Trauttmansdorf Castle invite you to admire and marvel at their magnificently designed grounds with a new theme every year. Explore the gardens on an extended walk and let yourself be seduced by the charm of nature.
The Vigiljoch is a special place to relax. A car-free and sun-drenched South Tyrolean natural idyll that delights with its precious tranquillity, the magnificent Dolomite panorama and the warmth of its people. The cable car takes you from the valley up to the mountain in 8 minutes. The air is spicy and invigorating, full of the scent of larches and mountain flowers. Gratefully, what nature and history have given us in beauty has been preserved over the years on the Vigiljoch.
The Waalweg Marling runs without any incline. It is 12 km long and can either be walked in its entirety or only in sections. It is enchanting because of the great view over the entire Merano valley basin and provides wonderful shade during the entire walking time, even in the height of summer.
Brewery tour: If you not only like to drink beer, but also want to know how the golden yellow beverage is made, why not visit the Pfefferlechner brewery in Lana?
The railway world in Rabland is the largest digital model railway in Italy. The basis for the exhibition is the extensive collection of model railways, with over 20,000 pieces. The greatest fascination of the railway world comes from the impressive miniature landscapes with numerous details and interactive elements that amaze visitors.
Experience the adventure destination Raffeiner Orchideenwelt and let yourself be enchanted“. More than 12,000 plants embedded in a veritable jungle await you on a greenhouse area of over 6,000 m². More than 500 different species of orchids present a natural spectacle of colours, shapes and fragrances.
The old town of Merano is captivating with its medieval buildings and the Pfarrplatz. Meran‘s Laubengasse is an 800-year-old shopping street, and if you look carefully, you will discover dates on some of the buildings. There is a strict ban on traffic in the entire old town, which makes it a very pleasant place to be. You can relax in the sun in one of the many ice cream parlours and enjoy the charm of the town as you pass by.
For passionate golfers, a holiday with us at the Biedermannhof is a stroke of luck. Two beautiful golf courses are located near our farm: the Lana Golf Club (approx. 15 minutes by car) and the Passeier. Meran Golf Club (approx. 30 minutes by car) are playable from February to December, perfectly maintained and offer a great view of the surrounding South Tyrolean mountains.
You can experience a tennis match between apple trees and vines in the Merano region. The tennis racket is already packed and you don‘t want to miss out on sporting activities during your holiday. So then, let‘s get going. Tennis Club Merano, Piavestraße 46, 39012 Merano, Tel. +39 0473 236982 or Tennis Gerhard, Via Palade 1/b, 39010 Cermes, Tel. +39 0473 561 625
MTB tour to the Leadner Alm, Vöraner Alm and Wurzer Alm.
Note: If you would like to do this bike tour, please check the current conditions again on site! Starting point: Hafling village / Route: Hafling - Leadner Alm - Vöraner Alm - Wurzer Alm - Hafling / cycling time: 2 hours / route length: approx. 15.5 km / Altitude difference: 730 m / Altitude: 1,280 - 1,875 m above sea level
Difficulty: easy, short technical section (trail no. 2) / road surface: forest road, short section on forest track
Thanks to the mild climate, spring starts a little earlier in the Merano area than in other parts of the country and thus also the motorbike season. Enjoy a ride over the Gampen Pass, Jaufen Pass, through the Vinschgau Valley to Mals, a trip to the Stilfserjoch at the foot of the Orler or a detour to Switzerland.
Friends of vertical sports are really in the right place in Merano and the surrounding area. As spring arrives here earlier than elsewhere and the winter is quite mild, climbers will find opportunities to train here almost all year round.
Burgstollknott - Partschins /8 routes up to 5a, 10 routes up to 6a, 12 routes up to 6c, 3 routes up to 7b.
The Alps from the perspective of the eagle: nothing equals the panorama of the mountain world like a flight with a paraglider does. Of course, Lana and its surrounding villages in the midst of the well-developed mountain world offer countless opportunities to take off and spend whole afternoons in the air. Verein Jochflieger in Tscherms.
Welcome to South Tyrol Rafting Expeditions. From Merano to Saltaus (on the state road 44) it takes about 15-20 minutes or just under 10 km to reach us, depending on the traffic situation. Experience a thrilling white water rafting trip in the Merano region! In front of an impressive Alpine panorama, we will conquer the rollers and waves of the Passer in rafting boats and discover the diverse flora and fauna of the river.
In the centre of Merano you will find an oasis of peace and well-being. The Merano Thermal Baths are open 365 days a year and offer their visitors stylish relaxation in the numerous pools, the saunas as well as a fitness centre, a medical spa, inhalations and much more. A modern wellness treat in a class of its own for those seeking relaxation.
According to analyses, the lake has very good values with regard to its water quality and is therefore also one of the most popular bathing lakes in South Tyrol. A hiking trail also leads around the Montiggler Lakes, along the course of which you can always find cosy places to cool off or relax. For pedestrians and cyclists, a new wooden footbridge has been built through the reed belt, where the wildlife of the biotope can be observed undisturbed.
The largest natural bathing lake in South Tyrol, which is rich in lakes, and the warmest Alpine lake of all, is located in Kaltern. Bathing is mainly on the eastern and western shores. Well-kept bathing facilities with sunbathing lawns, a new swimming pool and restaurants are available, as are parking spaces and boat rentals. The bathing season is between the beginning of May and September.
Indoor and outdoor adventure pools
No less worthy of mention, however, are the adventure swimming pools in Naturno, Bressanone, Brunico and San Candido, which, in contrast to the thermal baths in Merano, are particularly recommended for families. As they have both indoor and outdoor pools, they are open all year round and are a perfect alternative programme to cycling or hiking tours in case of bad weather. There are inviting indoor and outdoor pools in many towns, for example in Bolzano, Lana and Merano.
A bath in nature: that‘s the idea! Man-made and as close to nature as possible. Our natural pool is an ecosystem, very similar to a natural lake. The sustainably built and easily accessible Gargazon natural swimming pool completely dispenses with chemical water purification. This means: pure bathing fun in natural, unchlorinated water and the best infrastructure for fun and relaxation. The whole family will enjoy it.
Are you also a tourist in Merano? If so, don‘t miss a visit to the Touriseum! Here, in the Museum of Tourism, you can learn first-hand how people spent their holidays in Merano 200 years ago... And how they got to Merano in the first place! The very interesting exhibits also include real curiosities, such as the perfectly preserved remains of a chocolate cake that Empress Sissi ate during one of her stays in Merano.
On the way to the Timmelsjoch lies a bunker, cut into the mountain to protect against attacks from enemies from the north during the Second World War. Although there was a friendship pact between Hitler and Mussolini, the agreement was probably never so intimate that the two could feel safe. The bunker was never used, however.
In der Altstadt von Meran befindet sich ein Haus für zeitgenössische Kunst, das ganzjährig geöffnet ist. Auf drei Stockwerken und einer Fläche von 500 m² finden Projekte und Ausstellungen der Bereiche Kunst, Architektur, Literatur, Musik, Fotografie und Neue Medien statt. Workshops und Aktionen für Schulen vervollständigen das Angebot von “Kunst Meran”, ein Treffpunkt der lokalen Künstlerszene. Das Cafè Kunsthaus lädt nach dem Rundgang zu einem köstlichen Cappuccino ein.
In the old town of Merano there is a house for contemporary art that is open all year round. Projects and exhibitions in the fields of art, architecture, literature, music, photography and new media take place on three floors and an area of 500 m². Workshops and activities for schools complete the offer of „Kunst Meran“, a meeting place for the local artist scene. The Cafè Kunsthaus invites you to a delicious cappuccino after the tour.
South Tyrolean Fruit Tree Museum
Lana near Merano, where the Fruit Tree Museum is located, is one of the oldest fruit-growing communities in South Tyrol.
The Ansitz Larchgut in Niederlana is the seat of the fruit tree museum, which opened in 1990. Stages in the development of fruit growing in South Tyrol and, of course, especially in Merano and the surrounding area are presented here using equipment, machines and over 60 display panels. Media and models complete the offer, and 1,000 m² of exhibition space allow for an entertaining presentation of the subject matter.
On the hill of Castle Tyrol, right next to Castle Tyrol, is the Care Centre for Bird Fauna, which rehabilitates birds in need. Every year, around 250 birds are housed here, and once they are back to full health, they are released back into their natural habitat. You can also watch live feedings with your family at the exciting flight demonstration of eagles, falcons, owls and other majestic birds of prey and marvel at the kings of the air at close range.
Right behind the mountain station of the Merano 2000 cable car is a real paradise for children: the Outdoor Kids Camp. 10 unique wooden structures where your kids can climb, swing, run and swing. For the little ones, there is a petting zoo with ponies and goats that are looking forward to being stroked. The Alpine Bobsleigh, the 1100-metre-long summer toboggan run, starts just below and guarantees parents and children a breathtaking descent!
Only recently opened, the Gampl Alm has quickly become the perfect place to go for families with children on the Vigiljoch, west of Merano. You can reach the Gampl Alm with the help of the Vigiljoch cable car from Lana. From the top station you can take an easy hike through the green and car-free hiking area before you can relax with your family on the alpine pasture. While you and your partner can enjoy fine food and drinks in the lounge-like alpine restaurant, your children can let off steam around the alpine pasture and on the large playground, as well as visit the in-house petting zoo.
Marling Nature & Adventure Trail
Even if your children are not really enthusiastic hikers, you can confidently visit the Marling nature and adventure trail with them. Thanks to the adventurous path through the dense deciduous forest with its many stations and sporting activities, it will be your children who will constantly encourage you to keep going to see what awaits them next along this exciting trail!
Everything you need to enjoy a perfect day on the mountain with the kids: A crystal clear pond with raft, play and gymnastics equipment as well as tree showers and water wheels all around the lake! Only a short walk from the mountain station of the Schwemmalm cable car in the Ulten Valley lies this little paradise, which also guarantees parents an enjoyable day: This is ensured by the large picnic meadow with an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains and the proximity to the Inner Schwemmalm, one of the most popular managed alpine pastures in the Ulten Valley!
Opened in autumn 2018, the Haflinger Adventure Trail is not only one of the newest attractions for families in Merano, but also one of the most worth seeing! Over 2 km length, this trail leads from Hafling village to the famous little church of St. Kathrein. The path is lined with 12 stations that teach children and adults everything worth knowing about the famous Haflinger horse in an original way.
Algund Dairy Experience
Experience the unique world of milk and cheese production. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.00 a.m. you can try your hand - under the guidance of the boss - at making your own cheese to take home. Registration at the Algund Tourist Office, Tel. 0473 448600
Water and light are the main themes in this nature park house and run through the entire exhibition. You too can find out interesting information about these themes. You can learn a lot in the Nature Park House, especially for children, but not only for them. The natural environment of the Texel Group, i.e. water, plants, rocks and animals, but also the old irrigation system of the Waale are explained here. Films and dioramas and a freshwater aquarium that shows the stream creatures are special highlights in the museum, which counts on tactile, olfactory, auditory and shuddering experiences.
The Schneeberg Adventure Mine tells of tunnels, miners and silver veins in the upper Passeier Valley. The Schneeberg Adventure Mine with its miners‘ village and rustic refuge is located at 2,355 m above sea level. The highest mine in Europe provides an insight into 800 years of mining history!
The origins of the mine are lost in the darkness of history. The first written documents date back to 1237, but lore and legends speak of much earlier times. Thousands of miners found work and bread here, digging for silver, lead and tin ores. Today, the mine is a popular excursion destination that can be reached in a 2-hour walk from the Timmelsjoch road, or you can decide to make the ascent from Maiern in the Ridnaun valley (4 hours).