The most important things to see in Merano

Take a few days to explore Merano and its surroundings! You will especially like the old town of Merano with its numerous medieval witnesses.
Did you know that Merano's Portici, with its modern stores, dates back to the 13th century? The same goes for the Powder Tower, whose viewing platform can be reached via the Tappeiner Promande, Europe's oldest spa promenade. In stark contrast are the Merano thermal baths with their incomparable modern architecture, but also the botanical gardens, both internationally renowned and award-winning! A variety of Merano outdoor attractions, but also numerous museums and exhibitions you will find scattered throughout the city of Merano and the entire Merano region. Some of them are located behind old walls, which further intensify the immersion in other times.

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The botanical gardens of Merano

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Take at least half a day if you have the botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle on your list!
There are over 80 different garden worlds to marvel at here, plus 2 viewing platforms, a Caribbean palm beach, a large aviary, among other things. In the evenings, on balmy summer evenings around the lake below the castle again and again.

Tappeiner Promenade

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Initiated and donated by the spa doctor Dr. Tappeiner, the Tappeinerweg has already been running above Meran's rooftops for 150 years and has lost none of its popularity despite its age - on the contrary! At any time of the day or year, the Tappeinerweg is the right place to recover from the stress of everyday life, while a few steps in the clear Merano air are the best way to recharge your batteries - in keeping with the spa philosophy of Dr. Tappeiner!

The Portici of Merano

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Shopping mile, meeting place and medieval sight in one: The Meran Portici await you with a potpourri of different stores, bars and restaurants! Whether a leisurely stroll with an ice cream in hand or shopping tour in the trendy stores, you will feel very, very comfortable in this sight in Merano with its old walls!
The stores and bars of Meraner Lauben open from 08: 00 and keep open until the early evening hours.


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The elongated building nestles on the winter promenade and invites you to linger and contemplate: On the walls, South Tyrol's best artists of the 19th century have left unique paintings, which are particularly well accentuated in the Belle Epoque architecture of the Wandelhalle!

The Powder Tower

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An old tower in which a modern staircase has been installed to use it as a viewing platform. A location, directly above the parish church on a sublime rock. A view over the entire Burgraviato, from the valley lowlands to the highest peaks of Merano. The Powder Tower is rightly considered one of the most popular sights of Merano!

The Steinach Quarter

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When you walk through the alleys of this oldest part of town, you breathe in the cool scent of the Middle Ages, especially in summer when the sun shines relentlessly on Merano. Again and again, the walls here bear witness to great history from the Middle Ages, such as the Passeier Gate, a perfectly preserved city gate from the 13th century; but also the inscriptions of old, long-forgotten stores and trading activities, which are revealed again under flaking layers of paint.
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