Merano Your holiday destiny in the middle of the Alps

The spa town of Merano lies in the heart of the region of South Tyrol on the southern side of the Alps. Due to its location, this multicultural city is considered as the gateway to the south of Europe, as well as a meeting place between different cultures.

Merano and its surrounding towns and valleys benefit in many ways from their favorable location. The Merano basin offers a mild climate year round, creating a unique atmosphere where Mediterranean gardens in full bloom sit beneath snow-covered Alpine peaks. This mixture of Germanic and Italian culture has also led to a specific local cuisine characterized by both Mediterranean and Alpine traditions.

Mountain Bike

Experience South Tyrol/Südtirol by mountain bike: the diverse landscape of the Merano countryside provides a varied mountain biking region of 300-3,000m a.s.l. with tour options leading from palm trees to glacier. Comfortable trails lead between mountain huts, where both Italian pasta and traditional South Tyrolean dumplings (Knödel in German) are served.


Food and wine

High quality and copious amounts of food and drink are part of the relaxed South Tyrolean lifestyle. Dining in South Tyrol/Südtirol presents a diverse array of options, from mountain huts to Michelin-star restaurants, with simple yet refined recipes, homemade apple juice, and outstanding wines.

Skiing and Christmas markets

At the end of November, several historical cellars, courtyards and castles in Merano and its surrounding areas are transformed into traditional Christmas markets.

The five ski areas in the Merano region in South Tyrol offer winter sports at all levels. Above the spa town of Merano is the Merano 2000 family ski area.