Attractions in Meran

Experience history

The history of Merano is moving, especially in the last 150 years. Already discovered and used by the Romans as an optimal settlement site on the way to the north, Merano flourished in the Middle Ages. It became the capital of the province of Tyrol and the princes of the province, the Counts of Tyrol, who transferred their seat of power to the city of Merano. From this grandiose time, many sights have been preserved, such as the Provincial Castle and Castle Tyrol or the gates of the old, medieval city. At the end of the 19th century, Merano became a fashionable hotspot. Empress Sissi had discovered the city as a health resort and many nobles came in the Passer city, where numerous castles and villas were build, most of them in Obermais where Hotel Juliane is located. Also the famous “Kurhaus” dates back to this time, the Palais Mamming and the parks along the Passer, the river of Merano.

Botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

Although only opened in 2001, this botanical garden has managed to make a name for itself internationally. He became "Most Beautiful Garden of Italy 2013" and "Most Beautiful Garden International" a few years later.

Downtown of Merano

Medieval is the character of the city center of Merano  with its closely packed houses. Especially in the “Laubengasse”, where the buildings are connected by arcades, this is evident and in the Steinach district, the oldest part of the city, which was always reserved for the artists.