View of therme Merano in the dusk The hands of Princess Sissi's hands on the promenade in Merano Therme square in Merano at dusk
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Dolomites Holiday at Hotel Patrizia: it’s worth it!

Attractions and activities in South Tyrol not to be missed

Your Dolomites holidays in Italy will leave you simply speechless: The beautiful thermal town of Merano and the countless places nearby on the Dolomites worth a visit will turn your vacation into something unique and unforgettable.

  • Thermal Baths - Terme Merano

    In December 2005, the new spa facility in Merano was opened. It is surrounded by a Mediterranean park with a pool of bubbling attractions: a 7,650 square metre spa area, 25 pools, 8 saunas and steam baths, a modern fitness centre and an innovative Wellness and activity area. This is a true reflection of history, when the Austrian empress Sissy repeatedly enjoyed the spa town of Merano with all its beauty.

  • Art gallery - Merano Arte

    Merano Arte art gallery measures 500m² and contains items of art, architecture, literature, music and new media. By invitation, artists can live and work as "artists in residence" in the gallery's studio.

  • Old town of Meran and its arcade

    The 13th century town centre contains countless art-historical treasures, including the Gothic St. Nicholas Parish Church, the arcade with bay windows, arches, little yards, passageways and adventurous flights of steps. The picturesque little town with its specialist shops, boutiques and galleries is perfect for taking a stroll and doing some shopping.

  • Shopping in Merano

    The centre of Merano is a real paradise for shoppers: Italian boutiques, famous clothing stores, delicatessens, book shops and jewellers. This city really meets all shopping requirements.

  • Path “Passeggiata Tappeiner/Tappeinerweg”

    The Tappeinerweg is the symbol of the "'garden town" of Merano, and one of the most beautiful mountain promenades in Europe. It takes visitors across the sunny slopes of the Küchelberg Mountain to Gratsch. Along with an interesting mix of Alpine and Mediterranean plants, the Tappeinerweg also offers magnificent views over the rooftops of the city and the entire Burggrafenamt region.

  • The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle & Touriseum Merano

    The botanical gardens at Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano are the highlight of the South Tyrolean region for any nature lover - they are simply unmissable. Trauttmansdorff Castle sits on a hill right in the centre of the gardens. It is home to the Museum of Tourism. The "Touriseum" narrates 200 years of Tyrolean tourism, and offers visitors all kinds of tourism exhibits to touch and get involved with.

    Museum-highlights: discover the best museums in the area with our small museum guide.