The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff CastleThe botanical gardens of Meran attract numerous tourists and visitors each year. Trauttmansdorff Castle stands in the midst of the gardens. The Empress Elisabeth of Austria also stayed there on occasion when she was taking the cure. Over 80 different garden landscapes, extending over a surface area of 12 hectares, inspire visitors with their extraordinary variety. The castle is home to a museum, the “Touriseum”, which features interesting exhibitions. There are also numerous highlights, events and offers to make your stay even more attractive!
Lake KalternWith its unique panorama, Lake Kaltern lies in the midst of vineyards and is considered to be South Tyrol´s largest and warmest (bathing) lake. Enthusiastic walkers can also follow the signposted route around the lake.
South Tyrol Museum of ArchaeologyThe museum, located in Bozen, tells you everything about “Ötzi”, the famous man from the ice. The permanent exhibition displays the most important finds from late antiquity and Roman times all the way back to the Middle Stone Age.
Therme Meran hot bathsThe new hot baths in Meran offer visitors the chance to experience various forms of recovery, healing and relaxation. With an area of 7,650 m2, the complex contains 25 pools, 8 saunas and steam baths, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an innovative Spa & Vital Center and a friendly bistro.
Messner Mountain MuseumThe Messner Mountain Museum is located in Sigmundskron Castle in Firmian. Extreme climber Reinhold Messner tells of the mountains in art, of their climbing history, plus the emergence, grandeur and conquest of the mountains, exposing many facets of this special world.
Bozen Museum of NatureA former official edifice of the Emperor Maximilian I. today houses the South Tyrol Museum of Natural History. on two floors, with a surface area totalling some 1,000 m2 displaying South Tyrol’s landscape and natural history. On the ground floor (some 200 m2) is a constantly changing selection of interesting exhibitions, supplemented by educational events. Visiting the permanent exhibition is like journeying through time, with models, dioramas, experiments and multimedia stations on hand to give an idea of the geological history of South Tyrol as well as the emergence and development of its various habitats.
Tisens Felt and Adventure WorldTisens Felt and Adventure World The International Felt Trail was created some ten years ago to raise awareness of sheep farming and the production of sheep wool. Artworks made of felt by 24 artists from seven different countries are set in their natural surroundings along a forest trail in Tisens. The International Felt Trail takes around an hour to complete and is a fascinating experience, uniquely combining nature and art. Works made from local sheep wool by various artists from around the world are exhibited and set into the natural environment.
ArcheoParc SchnalsHave you always wanted to know how Ötzi the Iceman actually lived or what he was really like? Find out at the ArcheoParc Schnals!
Close to the place of discovery of Ötzi, the glacier mummy, the museum is located some 30 km from Meran and has 4,000 m² of outdoor areas, representing the habitat of the man from the ice in both scientific and practical ways. A varied creative programme also invites visitors to learn first hand about life in the Stone Age.