The sights in Merano/Meran are so many, that you will probably not be able to see them all during your holiday in the Hotel Burggräflerhof. To ease your decision making process, about which highlights to cover, we have compiled for you the – in our opinion – most beautiful and sight-worthy highlights in Merano/Meran. Give in to the many multi-faceted attractions offered and let the charming Mediterranean spa town take you away!
The Best Sights in Merano/Meran:
The breathtakingly beautiful gardens are the ultimate highlight for plant lovers. The gardens of 8.5 hectares offer over 80 plant worlds and a walking net of 7 km for you to promenade on, from 1st of April until 15th of November. Trauttmansdorff Castle offers the home for the Touriseum, South Tyrol’s Museum of Tourism History, offering you insights into the development of tourism.
In the heart of Merano/Meran you find an oasis of peace and wellbeing. The thermal baths of Merano/Meran are open on 365 days a year and offer visitors relaxation in style with the many pools and saunas, the fitness centre, the Medical Spa, the inhalations and much more – the ultimate wellness bliss for those seeking relaxation.
Narrow alleys, elegant city houses and pompous Art Nouveau buildings – the Old Town of Merano/Meran is multi-faceted and beautiful beyond belief. Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of the town and take a stroll on the romantic alleys and galleries, offering lovely shops beside boutiques selling renowned Italian design.
Outside a classical front with Art Nouveau elements, inside all pompous Art Nouveau – a visit to the Merano theatre is something truly special; here you can see a variety of concerts and theatre performances all year round. The flair is unique and the auditorium of manageable size (with parquet flooring, beautiful loges and spectacular higher ranks) offers seat rows covered in cherry red pillows and carpets – magnificent!
Above Merano/Meran, in Tirolo/Dorf Tirol, you find the castle of the Lords of Tyrol, with its impressive frescos. A miscellaneous cultural programme revives the castle and ensures musical and culinary highlights during your holiday in our Hotel Burggräflerhof. What’s more, the Tyrol Castle is home to the South Tyrolean Museum of History.
The Merano/Meran race course is the largest in Europe. Situated in Merano/Meran-Maia Bassa/Untermais, it offers a racing track of 5 km. The first horse race took place here in 1935. The highlights are the traditional Haflinger gallop race on Easter Monday and the Grand Prix of Merano Forst on the last Sunday in September.
Passionate golfers will find themselves in heaven in the Hotel Burggräflerhof [LINK Home]. There are not one, but two beautiful golf courses in the proximity of our hotel: the Golfclub Lana (ca. 20 min. by car) and the Golf Club Passiria/Passeier-Merano/Meran (ca. 30 minutes’ drive). Here, you can play from February until December on perfectly tended lawns with a great view to the surrounding South Tyrolean mountains.
Walk along the ancient field irrigation systems, the so-called “Waale”, on easy trails – the Waalwege. Here, strolls are not only leisurely, but also undeniably idyllic, so also on the Maiser Waalweg. The trails lead you over meadows, across orchards and forests and you find peace in the magical nature.
The Venosta/Vinschgau railway, going between Merano/Meran and Malles/Mals in Val Venosta/Vinschgau, is ideal to return comfortably to your hotel after a leisurely biking tour. Follow the Via Claudia Augusta bicycle trail as far as you wish and come back by the Venosta/Vinschgau railway, which stops in almost every village. You can take your bike along or – if you have rented it at one of the train stations – return it to any of the train stations.
You receive information about other sights in Merano and Environs at our reception – let us know what you are interested in (art, culture, music, history …) and we recommend you the most beautiful sights in Merano/Meran and surroundings matching your preference – have fun!
Indulge during a traditional “Törggele” evening and taste South Tyrolean culinary highlights!