Merano thermal baths
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. It 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 further information can be found on the website of the Therme Meran .
Whether for a leisurely stroll in the historic arbor alleys, for shopping in traditional shops, for coffee and cake in a cozy café or for a wonderful walk to explore Merano's promenades. Merano is worth a visit in every season.
Tip : Merano can be reached via the Mitterplattweg with a leisurely walk with a fantastic view. Return by bus.
Promenaden & Tappeinerweg
They invite you to let your soul dangle. There's something about the Merano Promenades that makes them very attractive. The surroundings invite you to get out into the fresh air and take a walk around the city and its surroundings, here you can relax from everyday life!
In the city centre along the Kurhaus is the Kurpromenade, it is the most traditional promenade. In summer it can get really hot in Merano, cooling off and shade are promised by large trees along 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, however, the winter promenade on the opposite side of the river, sunny and partly protected from the wind, is more suitable. The Gilfpromenade stretches from the steep Gilfschlucht gorge to the Pulverturm and connects the promenades with the Tappeinerweg. Merano's most famous promenade is one of the most beautiful high altitude promenades in Europe and offers a mix of alpine and Mediterranean vegetation combined with a magnificent panoramic view. Over a length of almost 4 km it leads from the parish church to Gratsch. Due to the low gradient, it is also suitable for a walk with the pram all year round.
Arcades & shops
Near the parish church is the historical centre of Merano with the medieval arcades, 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.
Winter sports in South Tyrol's mountains have a long tradition. The ski areas are equipped with modern ski lifts, a wide range of services such as ski bus and ski rental and excellent ski schools. In Merano and environs, 5 ski resorts await you.
The five ski resorts in Merano and environs in South Tyrol offer winter sports fun for all requirements. Above Merano lies the family ski area Merano 2000, which promises an enjoyable break near the city. Not far away is the romantic Vigiljoch. It inspires above all those seeking peace and quiet. The traffic-calmed mountain village of Pfelders in the Passeier Valley offers family-friendly and demanding slopes. Pfelders, with its soft mobility, is considered a pioneer among South Tyrolean ski resorts when it comes to sustainability.
Winter sports enthusiasts will find challenging slopes and authentic enjoyment on the Schwemmalm in the rustic Ulten Valley. The Schnalstal Glacier ski area delights athletic skiers with snow-assured slopes at 3,200 metres above sea level. The ski season on the glacier lasts from September to May. While spring arrives in Merano, skiers still enjoy the downhill run on the glacier.
Merano 2000 - 3 km - ski area on your doorstep!
Vigiljoch - 10 km - 15 minutes by car - a dream for families and hikers
Schwemmalm Ulten Valley - 32 km - 40 minutes by car - rustic skiing experience
Schnals Valley Glacier - 50 km - 55 minutes by car - skiing pleasure until May
Pfelders Passeier Valley - 38 km - 53 minutes by car - idyllic destination for families and waders
Ratschings at the Jaufenpass - 40 km - 55 minutes by car
Ski and hiking area Merano 2000
Skiing in Merano 2000 brings winter fun for the whole family. The sun-drenched Merano 2000 ski area, close to the city, is perfect for families, beginners and re-starters. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy easy to medium difficulty slopes on perfectly groomed, wide runs.
The panoramic view of the snow-covered mountain ranges, which extends to the Dolomites, is impressive. The numerous huts have spacious sun terraces and offer alpine-mediterranean specialities as well as traditional South Tyrolean dishes such as dumpling soup and Kaiserschmarrn. Families with children can enjoy skiing in Merano 2000 with an award-winning ski school and a ski kindergarten with age-appropriate slopes in Luckis Kinderland.
After a day on the slopes or in the snow park, a trip to the nearby spa town of Merano is recommended: to relax at the Merano Thermal Baths, to go shopping in the old town or to the Merano Christmas market.
Ski and hiking area Vigiljoch
Skiing on the Vigiljoch means skiing as it used to be: families in particular appreciate the idyllic ski area on the Vigiljoch - a paradise for nostalgics. The Vigiljoch cable car takes winter sports enthusiasts up to Lana's local mountain in just a few minutes.
Despite the good connections, there is no trace of the après-ski bustle at the Vigiljoch. Here, natural and relaxed skiing is the main focus. Four lifts open up the five kilometres of slopes in the ski area. The gentle and sunny slopes are ideal for learning to ski during a skiing holiday in Lana. The ski club and the ski school organise regular courses.
On Lana's local mountain time seems to have stood still. The second oldest cable car in Europe carries guests away amidst gentle hills, with a wide panoramic view of the "pale giants", the Dolomites.
The small Vigiljoch ski area is primarily aimed at romantics and pleasure sports enthusiasts: a walk in the snow-covered woods, a sleigh ride or a snowshoe hike - here winter shows itself in its most pristine form.
Skiing in Ulten
The Schwemmalm ski area above the village of Kuppelwies with its guaranteed snow is the ideal ski area for all those who like to ski. The Ulten ski stars Dominik Paris and Sigmar Klotz as well as various national teams use the demanding slopes for their training every year. The ski school, two ski rentals as well as the professional piste rescue service also bear witness to Schwemmalm's skiing competence. In the centre of the skiing area you will find the ski kindergarten "Bärenhöhle" and the Schwemmy Schneewelt with its snowy landscape. There is also plenty to enjoy during your skiing holiday in the Ulten Valley: the many family-run ski huts are renowned far and wide for their delicious South Tyrolean cuisine.
Skiing at the Val Senales Glacier
The skiing area Schnalstalstal Glacier delights sporty skiers with snow-sure slopes at 3,200 meters above sea level. The ski season on the glacier lasts from September to May. While spring arrives in Merano, skiers can still enjoy the valley run on the glacier.
Skiing holidays in the Val Senales Valley are an experience especially for experts because of the many demanding downhill runs. Ski stars from all over the world complete their altitude training in Val Senales. Perfectly groomed slopes, a sunny fun park, high-capacity lifts, two well-equipped ski rentals and ski depots characterize the ski resort on the glacier. Families benefit from favourable ski pass prices and the excellent ski & snowboard school and the Tiroli Kinderland.
Skifahren im Passeiertal
Das sanft-mobile Skigebiet Pfelders sowie das Skigebiet Jaufen-Ratschings begeistern mit ihren schneesicheren und mittelschweren Pisten vor allem Familien und Skianfänger. Doch auch Könner schätzen die abwechslungsreichen Abfahrten beim Skifahren im Passeiertal inmitten einer weitgehend unberührten Natur. So trainieren die weltbekannten Skirennläufer Ted Ligety, Felix Neureuther und Werner Heel im Passeiertal. Skistar Werner Heel hat das Skifahren im Passeiertal erlernt – und bleibt den Psairer Pisten nach wie vor treu.
Die kompetenten Skilehrer der Skischule und die Fachmänner des Skiverleihs stehen kleinen Gästen und Ski-Anfängern während des Skiurlaubs im Passeiertal mit Rat und Tat zur Seite.
Whether a toboggan day in one of the ski areas, or a hike with tobogganing fun afterwards. Both options await you in the area around Merano.
You can experience a great day of tobogganing in the following ski areas:
Merano 2000 - 3km - Merano's local mountain
Vigiljoch - 10km - 15 minutes by car - small, quiet ski area
Schwemmalm Ultental - 32 km - 40 minutes by car - toboggan run without lift!
Schnalstal Glacier - 50 km - 55 minutes by car - long toboggan run
Pfelders Passeiertal - 38 km - 53 minutes by car - an ideal destination for families and waders
A hike followed by tobogganing fun awaits you:
Tobogganing on the Schennaberg - Start: Weger Bock
Leadner Alm toboggan run - Avelengo - 10 km - 13 minutes by car
Vöraner Alm toboggan run - Verano - 13 km - 19 minutes by car
Felixer Alm at Felixer Weiher - on the Gampenpass - 35 km - 35 minutes by car
If you want to enjoy the tranquility of the untouched winter landscape in Merano and Environs, discover wonderful landscapes in the great outdoors, then a leisurely snowshoe hike is ideal.
Meran's surroundings with the mountain areas such as Merano 2000 and valleys such as the Ultental and Passeier Valley are ideal for this.
Snowshoes and the appropriate sticks can be rented on site at the sports rental shop and off you go!
Our recommendations are:
Round tour in the Hirzer area
Höhenkirche on the Vigiljoch