Haflinger horse races

Every year on Easter Monday, the Haflinger horse race city takes place on the Merano horse racing course, which marks the start of the racing season at the Merano horse racing course. The spectacle starts in the morning around 10.30 am, with a festive procession including music bands, floats and of course the famous "Haflinger horses", which move from downtown Merano to the racing area. In the afternoon the traditional "Haflinger horse race" takes place. Between the individual rounds, there are always musical interludes, performances by dance groups and other performances. There is also an entertainment program for children.

Merano Flower Festival

The traditional Merano Flower Festival takes place in Merano in spring. Renowned breeders from home and abroad are expected to exhibit their most beautiful flowers and ornamental plants. The festival also offers a wide variety of workshops and courses for children and adults, plant art and discussions with experts. The festival also includes the villages of Schenna, Naturns and Lagundo.

Summer evenings in Mernerland

The long summer evenings in Merano and Environs invite you to explore the various towns with musical entertainment and culinary delicacies. Here the fun only begins after sunset, when the light is at its most beautiful. Ideal atmosphere to have a drink and to get to know the South Tyrolean culture better.

The following locations offer long summer nights:

  1. "Long Wednesday" in Schenna

  2. "Long Tuesday" in Merano

  3. "Tyrolean sunset" - every Monday

  4. "Long Thursday" in Lana

Asphalt type

From June 12 to 14, 2020, all of Merano will be all about street art. Top artists and musicians from all over the world come to Merano and make the Merano city center their show stage. Clowns, artists, musicians, acrobats and fire artists are just some of the attractions that await you. In addition, the Passer Promenade invites you to take a short walk to explore the art market and the traditional food stalls.

Heart of Jesus Sunday

Every year in June after Corpus Christi a very special ritual takes place in South Tyrol. Mountain fires are lit all over the country to express the special bond with the homeland.

The earliest custom dates back to the 19th century. All Tyrolean state stands met in Bolzano to discuss the situation of the French groups. It was decided that the state of Tyrol should be entrusted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in order to ask for divine assistance. Since then, the vow has been renewed every year and the mountain fires have been kindled.

South Tyrol Classic

Every year in June after Corpus Christi a very special ritual takes place in South Tyrol. Mountain fires are lit all over the country to express the special bond with the homeland.

The earliest custom dates back to the 19th century. All Tyrolean state stands met in Bolzano to discuss the situation of the French groups. It was decided that the state of Tyrol should be entrusted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in order to ask for divine assistance. Since then, the vow has been renewed every year and the mountain fires have been kindled.

Merano Music Weeks

The Merano Music Weeks were launched in 1986 for the 150th anniversary of the Kusrstadt Merano. In a short period of time the festival has become very famous. The Merano Music Weeks take place every year in late summer and are held in the Kursaal. The spa town of Merano has already welcomed numerous well-known orchestras from Israel, Budapest, London, Moscow, Paris, Prague and Warsaw.

Grand Prix of Merano

The Grand Prix of Merano is the most important and at the same time also the last race on the Merano racecourse, before the official winter break. Every year in late autumn, the tournament brings numerous horse lovers, equestrian fans and competitors to the spa town. The special thing about the Grand Prix of Merano is not only the many well-known horses and riders, which appear in large numbers every year, but also the racing area: The racing course of Merano is one of the most difficult racetracks in all of Europe.

Grape Festival

The Meraner Grape Festival is the largest harvest festival in the whole of Merano and environs and is known far beyond the borders. The traditional grape festival, which has been held since 1886, celebrates the longed-for highlight of the harvest year. Numerous bands, traditional costume troops, rifle squads and spectators from home and abroad take part in the traditional parade through the old town of Merano. Around 40 festively decorated wagons, pulled by Haflingers or vintage tractors, pull through the spa town of Merano. Throughout the city there are South Tyrolean specialties to be enjoyed, fresh fruit and wine tastings and, in addition, concerts on the Kurpromende. Whether young or old, the traditional Merano grape festival has something to offer for everyone.

Merano WineFestival

Every year in late autumn the Merano WineFestival takes place in the spa town of Merano. The festival is held for 3 days and is now one of the most important wine fairs in all of Europe. Fine drops and delicacies from all over the world arrive to be tasted. However, the festival not only includes tastings, but also lectures, guided tours and award ceremonies.

In addition to the numerous wines, beers and spirits from the best breweries and distilleries in Europe are also tasted.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merano Christmas market

The Merano Christmas market is the second largest Christmas market in all of South Tyrol . The Christmas market takes place along the spa promenade and includes 80 wooden stalls . The Merano Christmas market not only has an extensive and tempting range of gift ideas, but also includes some medieval stalls that offer very special drinks and food. You will also find some traditional stalls that offer typical South Tyrolean cuisine.

Location : Merano - Kurpromenade

Distance : 5 km - 🚗: 10 min.

Farmer's Advent in Schenna

The Schenner Bauernadvent invites you to explore homemade art and sweets on two weekends in December. It takes place every year in the historic cellar of the Pföstl-Hof and, in addition to Christmas melodies, steaming mulled wine and typical dishes, offers a large selection of handcrafted, traditional products from locals. For the younger visitors there is also a petting zoo with dwarf goats, sheep and a pony.

Location : Schenna - Pföstlhof - St.-Georgener-Straße 12

Distance : 500m - 🚶: 5 min.

Tyrolean Castle Advent

The Tyrolean Castle Advent takes place every year in the unique ambience of Castle Tyrol. In addition to a nativity scene exhibition , the Tiroler Schlossdavent also features typical, traditionally made products that have been produced by local craftsmen. There is also a petting zoo for the little ones, with donkeys and sheep.

Location : Dorf Tirol - Tirol Castle

Distance : 9 km - 🚗: 15 min.

Algund Christmas market

The Lagundo Christmas market takes place every year on the church square of Lagundo and houses numerous stalls decorated for Christmas with mainly traditional gift ideas , steaming drinks and traditional delicacies . If you are not looking for the hustle and bustle, but like the Christmas spirit, this is the right place for you.

Location : Algund - church square

Distance : 7 km - 🚗: 15 min.

Forster Christmas market

The Foster Christmas Forest is held every year in the Forst special beer brewery in Lagundo. In addition to numerous traditional stalls , you will also find tastings of the in-house beers and other culinary delights . Far from the hustle and bustle, you can get to know the local handicrafts and traditional cuisine better. The Forster Christmas Market also has an ice rink and pony rides for the youngest visitors.

Location : Algund - Braustube Forst

Distance : 10 km - 🚗: 17 min.

Advent in Rametz Castle

Advent in Rametz Castle offers a particularly beautiful backdrop. In addition to mulled wine stalls, you will find numerous stalls of locals in the old walls, which offer local and handmade products. You can also expect wine tastings and family-friendly performances.

Location : Labers - Rametz Castle

Distance : 3km - 🚗: 5 min.

"Sterntaler" Christmas market in Lana

The motto of the Christmas market in Lana is "Sterntaler", as this fairy tale is reminiscent of the real meaning of the Christmas season. In addition to numerous traditional stands with original gift ideas and precious handicrafts, the Christmas market in Lana also includes concerts, choir singing, as well as handicraft and baking courses for children. With a little luck you can even win one of the great prizes in the big Christmas raffle.

Location : Lana - Capuchin Garden

Distance : 13km - 🚗: 20 min.