The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano are among the highlights of South Tyrol . Various plants from all over the world bloom and flourish on around 12 hectares, over a height difference of 100 meters and in over 80 garden landscapes . The area is divided into four garden worlds, the "forest garden", "sun gardens", "landscapes of South Tyrol" and the "water and terrace gardens".

In addition to the plants, there is also the State Museum for Tourism (Touriseum), a viewing platform, water lily pond, parrot cage and much more to discover.

All further information can be found on the page of the botanical gardens .


Opening times : April to November
Warning : dogs are not allowed!

Botanical Gardens - Trauttmansdorff Castle

The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano are among the highlights of South Tyrol . A wide variety of plants from all over the world bloom and thrive on around 12 hectares, over a height difference of 100 meters and in over 80 garden landscapes . The area is divided into four garden worlds, the "forest garden", "sun gardens", "landscapes of South Tyrol" and the "water and terrace gardens".

In addition to the plants, there is also the State Museum for Tourism (Touriseum), a viewing platform, water lily pond, parrot cage and much more to discover.

All further information can be found on the website of the Botanical Gardens .

Opening times : April to November
Warning : dogs are not allowed!

Thermal baths at Merano

An oasis of nature in the city center. The Therme Meran offers around 52,000 m² with 25 pools in the bathing hall and in the thermal park a varied bathing course in the thermal water. There is also a stylishly designed sauna area , relaxation rooms, a spa area and a fitness center.

The thermal bath is open 365 days a year, is always worth a visit and can be combined with a cycling, hiking or skiing holiday in any season.


Opening times: Mon - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

All other information can be found on the website of the Merano thermal baths .

Experience Merano

Whether for a leisurely stroll in the historic arbor lanes, for shopping in the traditional shops, for coffee and cake in a cozy coffee shop or exploring Meran's promenades on a wonderful stroll. Merano is worth a visit at any time of the year.

Tip : Merano can be reached via the Mitterplattweg with a leisurely stroll with a fantastic view. Return by bus.

Promenade & Tappeiner Promenade

They invite you to relax. The Merano promenades have something about them that makes them very attractive. The surrounding area invites you to venture into the fresh air and explore the city and its surroundings on a walk, here you can relax from everyday life!

In the city center along the Kurhaus is the Kurpromenade , it is the most traditional promenade. In summer it can get really hot in Merano, therefore the Kurpromenade offers cooling  big trees along the course of the river. The summer promenade stretches from the Sissi statue to the "Steinernen Steg" and is particularly suitable for a shady walk. In the cold winter months the sunny and partly wing-protected winter promenade is suitable on the opposite side of the river better. The Gilf promenade stretches from the steep Gilf gorge to the powder tower and connects the promenades with the Tappeiner Promenade . Meran's most famous promenade is one of the most beautiful high promenades in Europe and offers a mix of alpine and Mediterranean vegetation in combination with a wonderful panoramic view. It runs for almost 4 km from the parish church to Gratsch. Due to the low incline, it is also suitable for a stroll with the stroller all year round .

Arbor lanes & shops

Near the parish church is the historical centre of Merano with the medieval Laubengasse, an 800-year-old shopping street. The arbours are divided into mountain and water arbours.

Today, the Merano arbours are 400 metres long and are the longest in Tyrol, inviting you to stroll and shop. They stretch from west to east and thus from the Kornplatz to the Pfarrplatz. A wide variety of shops, from international fashion chains to delicatessen shops with regional products, can be found behind the traditional arches. Weekly markets are held in the adjoining streets.


In South Tyrol there are numerous lakes to discover, from the bathing lakes in the Überetsch to the high alpine lakes , which also provide an eventful cooling off on the mountain in summer. These can often be combined with a great hike.


  • Lake Caldaro - 40 km - 41 minutes by car

  • Monticolo Lakes - 37 km - 39 minutes by car

  • Lake Kratzberger See(mountain lake)

  • Spronser Seen Lakes (highest high alpine water plates in South Tyrol)

  • Ultner lake circuit - 46 km - 60 minutes by car


Tip : The Lake Caldaro and the Monticolo Lakes can be wonderfully combined with a visit to the Mendel Cabel Car (included with MeranCard!)

Lake Caldaro and the Monticolo Lakes

These two lakes are particularly suitable for a little cooling off in summer. In addition to swimming, you can also take a leisurely stroll around the lake.

At both lakes there is the possibility for a small entry to enjoy a swimming pool and the lake.

However, there are more opportunities for free swimming on Lake Montiggler.

In winter you can even go ice skating.

Spronser Seen Lakes

The Hochmuth cable car takes you to the Muthöfe at around 1400 m, which are the starting point of the hike. Pass the viewing platform in the direction of Mutkopf and continue over the Bockersteig. Here you come to the Mutspitze and Jägersteig junction. Experienced mountain hikers can also climb the Mutspitze and then hike the narrow rock path on the back of the mountain towards Oberkaseralm. For everyone else, the Jägersteig to Oberkaseralm is recommended , where you can already see the first of around ten Spronserseen lakes . The Spronserseen are the highest high alpine water plates in the Alps , which are located at different altitudes. The Oberkaseralm is ideal for a stop to recharge your batteries. It takes about 3 hours to walk from the Muthöfe to the Oberkaser Alm.

To get to the Langsee, the largest lake, it takes another 30 minutes on foot.

The way back can then be the same or via the Hochgangscharte or the Taufenscharte , which are significantly longer and more strenuous.

Lake Kratzberger See

The Kratzbergersee is located in the Merano 2000 hiking area . The starting point of the hike can be the large cable car in the Naif, or the parking lot at Falzeben in Avelengo, with the second one taking around 40 minutes more walking time.

From the Piffingerköpfel it goes the hiking trail No. 3 to the Missensteiner Joch , where you cross the European long-distance hiking trail and follows the trail No. 4 to the Kratzbergersee.

The way back can be the same or for experienced hikers further towards the Hirzer area , return with the Verdinser Bahn. Here you have to calculate about 2.5 hours of walking time.


Attention : There is no alpine hut here, picnic recommendation.
Distance : 10 km - walking time 1.5 h one way - approx. 200 m

Ultner lake circuit

The starting point of the hike is the Weißbrunnsee at the end of the valley of the Ultental.

The four-lake tour to the sources of Ultner hydropower is not too strenuous, but it is scenic and varied.

Our partners from the Red Backpack tell with great pictures of the exact course of this hike .


Arrival : 46 km - 60 minutes by car - walking time : 4:30 h - distance : 12.7 km - approx. 670 hm

Mountain, e-bike & racing bike

Biking at all altitudes, the extensive cycle network in Scena extends from the valleys up to the summit tour. Thanks to the mild climate, cycling in Schenna is possible from March to November. While there is a very good developed bicycle network in the valley, above Schenna, high plateaus and trails combine to create a unique mountain experience.

Mountain bikers can expect a cycle path network of 180 km of possible routes.

With a mountain bike, you continue from Schenna through coniferous and spruce forests over alpine meadows and huts to the barren alpine terrain at 2,500 meters. The Passeier Valley , the Hirzer hiking area , the Meran 2000 hiking region and the nearby Schennaberg offer fascinating panoramic places .


But enthusiastic for race forms Merano with its side valleys ideal Ausgsangpunkt for numerous racing bike tours of bike lanes to atenberaubende mountain passes are available for everyone.

The mountain panorama road from Merano towards Avelengo, Verano, San Genesio and Bolzano, the Gampen and Mendel pass, the Jaufen pass, the Timmelsjoch, the Penserjoch, the Stelvio pass to name just a few.


To get a glimpse of the numerous options and to find a suitable tour, we recommend Senteres app. Here you will find all tours with difficulty, length and altitude information.

Bike rental & bike storage

You are welcome to bring your own bikes and park them safely with us. Of course you can also rent your bikes on site in Schenna from the e-bike rental Schenna or " Südtirol Rad " in Merano.


Our insider tip : explore Merano by bike. Meran is pursuing the idea of ​​becoming a cycling city and therefore offers its guests the rental of bicycles and e-bikes at particularly favorable conditions at the bike rental of the municipality of Merano, directly at the bus parking lot of the Merano thermal baths !!!

Passeiertal bike path

Eine Genuss Tour mit wenig Höhenmetern, die größtenteils auf Naturwegen bis nach St. Leonhard im Passeiertal führt. Auch neben dem Raweg gibt es einiges zu endtecken.

Wer in St. Leonhard noch nicht genug hat, kann weiter Richtung Jaufenpass, Timmelsjch oder Pfelders fahren.


Unser Tipp: Abstecher zum St. Hyppolyt Kirche in Glaiten bei St. Leonhard

ca. 20 km bis St. Leonhard - 1:15 h Fahrzeit - 300 Höhenmeter

Adige cycle path from Merano to Bolzano

The Adige cycle path connects the two largest South Tyrolean cities Merano and Bolzano. Bolzano can be reached comfortably on a very good and newly designed bike path. There is also a lot to discover along the bike path here.

The return trip can also be made by train and the bikes can also be borrowed at reduced rates at the train stations at "Südtirol Rad" using our advantage cards.


approx. 35 km - 1 h driving time - 100 vertical meters

Adige cycle path Vinschgau from Mals to Merano

A bike ride through the Vinschgau cannot be more scenic. The cycle path runs through the orchards of the valley and makes it possible to impressively explore the difference between the apple's vegetation periods based on the climate and altitude.

But also numerous sights such as the smallest town in South Tyrol - Glurns - and much more is there to discover on the way to Merano.

We therefore recommend taking the Vinschgerbahn from Merano to Mals and returning by bike.

You can bring your own bike or borrow it at the train station in Mals at "Südtirol Rad".


Warning: the Meran card you not only get a discount on the loan of the wheel, drive free of charge by train to Mals!


approx. 56 km - 3 h driving time - with a slightly downhill bike path

Nordic walking

There are some varied Nordic Walking tours in Merano and Environs. Especially the villages of Schenna, Dorf Tirol, Riffian and Kuens are a paradise for both beginners and advanced. The first Nordic.Fitness.Park Südtriol s is located in Schenna, which comprises around 7 routes in the Merano 2000, Hirzer and Schenna hiking area:


  1. Schenna / Mitterplatt - 3.8 km - easy

  2. Schenna / St. Georgen - 7.8 km - medium difficulty

  3. Schenna / Raststein - 9.9 km - demanding / difficult

  4. Merano 2000 - 7.3 km - medium difficulty

  5. Hirzer Tour 1 - 6.4 km - medium difficulty

  6. Hirzer Tour 2 - 10.7 km - demanding

  7. Videgg / Taser - 7.8 km - medium difficulty

Tennis, bowling alley & Schenna outdoor pool

The public swimming pool in Schenna impresses with modern architecture and an all-round panoramic view of the wide Merano basin and the surrounding mountains. Open from the end of May to mid-October from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Lido can be reached on foot, by car or by bus directly from the village center.

In addition to a large pool, the Schenna swimming pool offers a children's and hot tub, a water slide, a restaurant with a sun terrace , bowling alleys and tennis courts .


Reserve Recommended : +39 0473 234903

horse riding

Do you love horse riding? Then you are exactly right in MeranerLand! MeranerLand is not just the Merano racecourse, which is one of the most beautiful racecourses in Europe. There are also numerous options for getting on a horse yourself. For children as well as adults, a visit to the riding stable is an experience that is not easily forgotten.


Various riding courses are offered at the following riding stables:

  • Sulfner riding stable (10 km) +39 339 503 0381

  • Merano Mais equestrian center (5 km) +39 0473 232481

  • Sandhof Passeier Riding Company (22 km) +39 0473 656272

  • Paur riding stable (12 km) +39 348 7653739

  • Adventure farm Hafling (11 km) +39 334 9079172

Mini golf

Don't miss out on hitting a few balls on the idyllic mini golf course in the center of Scena . A social change for young and old . There are also mini golf courses in the towns of Algund and Tirol, which invite you to play.


Seven scenic golf courses await you in South Tyrol. Two of them are in the immediate vicinity of the Prairerhof: the 18-hole golf course of the Passeier-Meran golf club and the Lana golf club with its 9-hole course, which can be played all year round.


Passeier Merano Golf Club - - +39 0473 641488

Lana Golf Club - - ​​+39 0473 564696


In Merano there are a number of markets every week that expand the shopping opportunities in Merano. Probably the largest and most famous is the Friday market , which runs every Friday from Meinhardstraße to Praderplatz. Furthermore, the farmers' market in Galilei Street in Merano takes place every Saturday morning and every Wednesday morning in summer. Both the farmers 'market in Merano and the farmers' market in Obermais , which takes place every Wednesday morning on the Brunnenplatz in Obermais, invite you to buy regional and seasonal products from local farmers. In Merano the flea market is also held every Saturday at the Wandelhalle.


Wednesday morning - farmers market - Obermais Brunneplatz

Friday - Friday market - Praderplatz - station area - until 1 a.m.

Saturday - flea market - Wandelhalle Meran

Motorbike tours

Winding mountain and pass roads, numerous alpine pastures and serpentines make South Tyrol an ideal destination for varied motorcycle tours. The biker paradise of South Tyrol expresses its infinite variety in a very special way in the sun-drenched holiday region of Meranerland . The area around the famous spa town on the Passer with its numerous side valleys offers the ideal starting point for numerous motorcycle tours.

We offer all motorbike fans a covered parking space , a regional breakfast buffet and our green oasis of tranquility with an outdoor pool and 360 ° view terrace with whirlpool to relax after the ride.


Our motorbike map with all the passes marked on it is available free of charge at the accommodation!