Discover cultural and natural treasures
Merano is an ideal starting point for excursions to the sights of the Burggrafenamt and South Tyrol. The cable car Merano 2000 takes you directly to high mountains with wonderful views of South Tyrol's mountains, from Ortler to the Dolomites. The Reschensee enchants with the standing in the water church steeple of the once flooded village Graun. The Passeier Valley and the Martello Valley lure with their gorge trails. The Ultner Lärchen, the oldest coniferous trees in Europe with scientifically proven 2000 years, are a highlight of a remote high valley. The Ötzi Museum in Bolzano offers an insight into the way of life of the people 5,000 years ago and the 7 museums of mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner take you into the magic of the mountains. The Ritten lures with its narrow-gauge railway at 1,200 meters altitude. The Vigiljoch offers leisurely walks at 1,800 meters across meadows to a dark lake.