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.

Castle Tirol

Built between 1.040 and 1.060 AD, Schloss Tirol was the ancestral castle of the Counts of Tyrol, who ruled the entire province of Tyrol. This made it the most important castle in the region. The Counts also knew which place to choose, as the castle stands exactly at the place of the Burggrafenamt, where in winter the sun shines the longest.


The medieval city gates can still be found today in the four corners of the city center. In the center, leaning against the Küchelberg, stands the mighty cathedral, the princely castle and the Palais Mamming, which contains the architecturally exciting renovation of the city museum. The Museum of Modern Art, the Kunsthaus, is also located in the center, directly in the arcades. Outside the medieval core are the buildings that emerged in the last decades of the 19th century, when Merano became ...

Meran 2000

High up on the tree line is the mountain station of the cable car Meran 2000. The hiking, biking and skiing area offers a lot. The steep tour to the small via a short via ferrata, continue on the big Ifinger, the mountain of Merano with almost 2,600m altitude. If you prefer climbing, you can climb directly over the Holzner via ferrata to the summit. Comfortable, easy hikes lead to various mountain huts.