Lagundo near Merano

The garden village next to Merano
The garden village of Lagundo is located just three kilometers from Merano, but thanks to its seamless connections by road, public transport and a well-developed cycling network, it could easily pass for a unique district of the spa town.

Gentle vineyards and rugged cliffs

The many scenic contrasts that make the whole area of Lagundo so popular as a vacation resort are reflected in the many possibilities for leisure activities and convince you to spend the best days of the year here.

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Impressions of Lagundo

The village of Lagundo

It takes you only a few minutes after a cozy coffee on the traffic-calmed village square to explore the sights of Merano or to make an excursion to the numerous trails on the sunny slopes above Algund.
You can also reach the ski lifts in a short time and after a short drive you can go on adventurous hikes on the slopes of the Gruppo di Tessa and the area of San Vigilio!

7 things you should do in Lagundo!

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Make an excursion on the Lagundo Waal Path

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A quiet and contemplative walk from the Tell to the roofs of Lagundo awaits you on the Lagundo Waal Path. This historic water channel from the 13th century leads partly through a cool forest and under densely leafy vineyards, which protect you from the summer heat.
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Ascent with the cable car to Riolagundo

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A modern panoramic cable car takes you to Riolagundo, the highest village in Lagundo at 1360 meters above sea level. After a short visit to the Maria im Schnee church (built in 1695) you'll be spoilt for choice: You can go straight up to the Monte San Vigilio hiking area or take a trip to the Naturno alpine pasture. The Riolagundo and Monte San Vigilio area is a popular choice for hikers and bikers because of its many hiking opportunities of varying difficulty. A forest trail has recently been created for families, offering lots of information about the forest on large information boards.
3

Pay a visit to the bridgehead museum

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The pillar of the historical bridgehead, which was discovered during excavations in the 70s, has a small museum dedicated to it with descriptive information boards. Very easy to reach by car or on foot from the village center. Thanks to its location directly on the banks of the Adige River, in summer you benefit from the cool air that the river brings.
4

Make a visit to the brewery garden Forst

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In the Forst brewery garden, live performances and concerts take place every week! Did the district of Forst lend its name to the brewery or vice versa? In any case, the position is correct: Here, at the foot of the Nörderberg, Italy's largest private brewery draws the spring-fresh water that gives Forst beer its incomparably fresh note. And of course, the fresh Forst beer tastes best in the brewery's own FORST beer garden.  True virtuosos at the taps and in the kitchen make sure that you get the perfect Forst beer and the matching meal fresh on your table under the old chestnut trees here, in South Tyrol's most popular beer garden! Find out in advance about the popular live music evenings.

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5

Take a trip to the Leiter Hut

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This very popular alpine pasture is very easy to reach from Lagundo:  First you take the chairlift from Lagundo to Velloi, there you change to the romantic basket lift (built in 1966), which takes you to just below the alpine pasture, which is located at 1,560 meters above sea level. The Leiter Alm is widely known for its friendly owner, very good food and as a starting point for excursions on the Merano High Hiking Trail, which from here leads to the Hans Frieden Weg on the left, as well as to the Hochganghaus on the right.
6

Discover the wine (culture) landscape above Algundo

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At Plars Castle you can taste and purchase the wines of this region. The transition between the valley floor and the rugged rocky slopes of the Texelgruppe is characterized here by a unique wine and vine landscape - which is to be discovered! The sunny slopes, which reach up to the Töll, were already used by the Romans and medieval rulers for wine production. The long tradition of viticulture is still witnessed today by the old cart tracks, easily recognizable by the centuries-old traces of oxcarts. Today these serve as access roads to the Lagundo Waal Path, as well as the educational wine trail.
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Visit the Lagundo Christmas Market

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On weekends, always from Friday to Sunday and on holidays during Advent, the Christmas market of Algund opens its doors in the village center. Many stalls with gift ideas and handicrafts alternate with stalls with culinary specialties offering hot food and drinks.
For children there is a small zoo and a mini ice rink, for excursions to the Merano Christmas Market a train has been set up, which can be used free of charge for the outward and return journey.