8 things you should do in Merano in January & February!

The months of January and February are traditionally among the quietest months of the year in the city after the end of the Christmas season and the closing of Merano's Christmas markets.
But Merano is always beautiful and worth seeing! There are also in this time many opportunities to relax, to stroll, especially there is quite a bit to experience in the winter environment! These are the top 9 things you should do in Merano in January & February!

The most important things to do in Merano in January and February

1

Skiing, tobogganing and snow hiking in Merano 2000

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Only 7 minutes takes a ride with the ultra-modern cable car to the ski and hiking area Merano 2000! And the valley station, with a large free parking lot, can also be reached in a few minutes by car or bus. Once at the top station at 1900 meters above sea level, 40 kilometers of slopes, a toboggan run and numerous winter hikes to the ski huts are open to you. The use of the closed lifts (cable car and Falzeben cable car) is currently only possible with a Super Green Pass (vaccinated or recovered), and an FFP 2 mask must be worn on all lifts. ?Children under 12 years of age do not have to show a Green Pass certificate, children from 0 to 6 years of age are not required to wear a mask. Children from 6- 11 years must wear a surgical mask.
2

Visit the open museums

Museums
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Despite the winter season & Covid keep open some museums in Merano:
The Women's Museum keeps its doors open to visitors in January and February with the special exhibition "Frida Pop" (until 22.01.2022)! Numerous objects, souvenirs, paintings and souvenirs commemorate the unforgettable Mexican painter (1907-1945)
At Kunst Merano Arte, until February 13, the exhibition "THE POETRY OF TRANSLATION" is all about the exciting phenomenon of translation. Curated by Judith Waldmann, 30 important national and international artists* present over 70 works on the subject.
3

Relax at the Merano Thermal Baths

Terme Merano
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The months of January and February are just ideal to visit Terme Merano! At any time of day there are enough free loungers, in the pools and saunas are very few people compared to the other months thanks to the tourist low season. And leaving the indoor pools through the sluices to the comfortably warm outdoor pools is just something special, when you can look at the snow-covered mountains all around from the warm water!
4

Walk the winter promenade

Strolling
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It is not for nothing that the magnificent winter promenade bears this name! North of the Passer river, the sun shines here longer than on the other promenades, ideal for a refreshing walk among evergreen Mediterranean plants. If you are looking for more exercise: the winter promenade leads you directly to the Tappeinerweg, the famous course walk, which leads over the roofs of Merano to Lagundo.
5

Take a stroll through the Merano arcades

Shopping
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The historic shopping street of Merano looks back on 700 years of history, which can be felt at every corner under the Merano arcades. Gothic arches, baroque oriels and mysterious passageways provide the perfect ambience for the numerous modern and traditional stores on both sides of the cobbled street, which functions as a pedestrian zone during the day. From January 6, 2020, the sales begin in the stores of the Merano Portici, attracting numerous bargain hunters.
6

Visit to the winery Rametz Castle

Wine
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A visit to Rametz Castle is worthwhile for several reasons: On the one hand, there are excellent wines from its own production to taste and purchase, on the other hand, there is a small wine museum with historical artifacts from viticulture to visit. In addition, this magnificent castle is located in Labers, the most beautiful wine-growing area that Merano has to offer!
7

Have an aperitif on Piazza Terme

Relax
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Firstly, there is always a reason to have an aperitivo, even if there is not an immediate meal. Secondly, an aperitivo in the open air is always the most beautiful! On the wide central square of the spa there are 2 places equipped with cozy blankets and heaters to make your aperitif as pleasant as possible even in the cold season under the sun.
8

Visit the Alte Muehle bookshop

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It will be really pleasant if you take some time to visit this very cozy bookstore in the Sparkassenstraße! A wide assortment, which also includes a department for antiquarian books, many quiet reading corners and very friendly staff make the time fly by while reading and browsing!
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