Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are, without doubt, one of the highlights which Meran has to offer. The over 80 different garden areas house an enormous variety of plants, shrubs and flowers from all over the world. The gardens present a harmonic line-up of luxurious vegetation, fantastic views, abundant colours, a Mediterranean climate and the Meran mountain world – all of which make a visit to Castle Trauttmansdorff Botanical Gardens a truly unique experience. The gardens are proud to be listed as one Italy's most beautiful gardens.
Walking and hiking paths
The spa town of Meran is very rightly known for its beautiful walks and sunny promenades. The Summer Promenade leads from the town centre along the river Passer and up as far as Trauttmansdorrf Castle Botanical Gardens . The Tappeiner Promenade, with its delightful selection of Mediterranean plants, offers lovely views out over the town while the round tour of the Meran Water Irrigation Channels paths and many other walks are also very tempting attractions. Mountain walking enthusiasts can complete the Texel Group Nature Park round tour along the Meran High Path in several days. The mild weather from early spring to late autumn lengthens the walking season.
CyclingSouth Tyrol hosts a large choice of cycling paths including one from Meran up into the Passeier valley which follows the river Passer and is pefect for a day's outing. The Vinschgau valley cycle path follows the railway line of the same name and passes through numerous little villages, which are well worth a visit, on the way. You can cycle as far as you like or until you begin to tire.
The Meran Spa Centre
The Meran Spa Centre, designed by local star architect Matteo Thun, stands just a few minutes from our hotel and offers visitors a unique bathing experience. The Spa Park, with its various pools, Whirlpools, Kneipp pool, fitness and sun pools opens its gates during the summer months. Guests especially enjoy the quiet, peaceful, idyllic Mediterranean atmosphere and the glorious views of the nearby Texel Group mountain peaks.
The Meran Lido
The new Meran Lido is a modern open-air complex with a choice of relaxation and wellness facilities to please everyone. Opened in 2015, it comprises a large Olympic-sized pool (50 x 25 mt.), a medium sized pool (30x 15 mt.) with wellness equipment and diving boards and two water slides (13mt. high, 100 mt. long).
The Panorama Meranarena Indoor Complex
The modern Meranarena facility comprises a sports swimming pool (25 x 21mt.), a non-swimmers pool (12 x 9 mt.) and a third pool for divers' training sessions. The north-facing glass wall gives a wonderful view of the race course and the Mutspitze mountain peak, The Meranarena is open from the middle of September to the end of April and offers swimming lessons, various other courses and Aquafitness.
Most of the surrounding villages also have really beautiful swimming pools.
The swimming pool in Dorf Tirol has a wonderful panorama view out over Merano and the nearby mountains.
The cleverly-designed, easily reached Nature Pool in Gargazon is filled with natural untreated water. This ensures: pure enjoyment in a chlorine-free pool which also has the best infrastructure for fun and relaxation. You can get to the Nature Pool in 20 minutes by car or by train The railway station is right at the entrance to the pool.