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Holiday in Meran / Merano

Information about accommodations, sights and more at a glance!

Recommended sights

The South Tyrolean city of Merano is known for its spas and Art Nouveau buildings. The Sissi Trail takes you to Trauttmansdroff Castle with its terraced gardens. The castle is also home to the Touriseum interactive museum, which features exhibitions on Alpine tourism. You can discover many other sights here.

The arcades in Merano in Meran / Merano

Thanks to its width, approx. 400 metres, the arcades in Merano, also referred to as “Gwölbe”, are the longest in Tyrol ...

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Schloss Rametz in Meran / Merano

Schloss Rametz in Meran-Obermais beherbergt ein Weinbaumuseum mit zahlreichen Exponaten aus der Geschichte des Südtiroler ...

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Tschigat in Meran / Merano

Der Tschigat im Meraner Land belohnt seine Besteiger mit beeindruckenden Ausblicken und einem einzigartigen Landschaftsbild.

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The lakes of Soprànes - Spronser Seen in Dorf Tirol / Tirolo

Many attractive hikes take you through the Nature Park of the Tessa range. Now and again hikers come across splendid alpine ...

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Monument to Sissi in Meran / Merano

Between 1870 and 1897 the Austrian Empress spent a lot of time in Meran. She used to stay with her daughter in the Trauttmansdorff ...

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Recommended accommodations

Here you will find an overview of many accommodations in the spa town of Merano. Whether luxurious 4-star hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday flats, or farm holidays. You will find your ideal accommodation in Merano.

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Hotel Sittnerhof
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Flora Hotel & Suites
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City Hotel Merano
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Hotel Terme Merano
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Hotel Ansitz Plantitscherhof
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Hotel Sonnenhof
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Recommended stores

Merano's old town offers you many shopping opportunities. The center of Merano's shopping opportunities lies in the old arcades of the 13th century and the historic Steinach quarter, and the Freiheitsstraßen (freedom streets) around the Sandplatz and the Bozner Tor.

Mode Raffeiner Merano
  • Fashion shop, Meran / Merano
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Abbigliamento professionale Christina
  • Workwear shop, Meran / Merano
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Recommended restaurants

You also don't have to miss out on culinary delights during your city break in Merano. Here you will find our personal favorites for going out and other great cuisines.

Pizzeria Tanner
  • Restaurant, Meran / Merano
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Bistro Bar Festival
  • Bistrot, Meran / Merano
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Restaurant Plantitscherhof
  • Restaurant, Meran / Merano
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Rauthof
  • Farm bar, Meran / Merano
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Recommended tours

Here are some tips for hikes & walks during your visit to Merano.

About Merano

Find out here why Merano is an attractive holiday destination, which on the one hand enjoys its reputation as a health resort and on the other hand offers many sights worth seeing due to its exciting history.

Merano is the second-largest city in South Tyrol. Its population and culture are characterized by a charming mix of Germans and Italians. Due to its mild climate and a visit to the Merano Thermal Baths, where you can enjoy the healing thermal waters to the full, Merano is considered a beneficial holiday destination.

The history of Merano dates back to Roman times. The first written record of the existence of today's South Tyrolean town can be traced back to the year 857. At that time, however, the city was still called Mairania. In history, Merano can call itself the capital of Tyrol for a few years. However, after Prince Friedrich IV moved to Innsbruck, Merano lost its importance and poverty spread among the population.

Merano celebrates its comeback since the city establishes itself as an important health resort - for the first time when Princess Schwarzenberg visits Merano for spa purposes. One of the most famous spa guests remains to this day the Empress Sissi of Austria, who is remembered among other things by the Sissi Monument. Thanks to its status as a city for spa, Merano won over the tourist trade and is now a popular holiday destination.

By the way, South Tyrol has only belonged to Italy since the end of the First World War. With so much history, there is a lot to see in South Tyrol's second-largest city. For example, the parish church of St. Nicholas, whose construction dates back to the early years of the 14th century. If you would like to find out more about these and other sights, you can read on here.

A relaxed holiday is favored by Merano's traffic-restricted zones. The flow of traffic in Meran's old town was already limited in 1976. Speaking of Meran's old town... there you will find the medieval Laubengasse, which invites you to go shopping and to see a lot of interesting sights.

If you are already thinking about Merano as your next holiday destination in South Tyrol, take a look here and discover which accommodation in Merano you can book without obligation.