Merano

Travel Guide
South Tyrol showing tranquil scenes, landscape views and a sunset
Make your way along elegant promenades to find medieval churches, thermal spas and stunning gardens in the shadow of the Italian Alps.

Nestled in a gorgeous valley of the Trentino-Alto Adige region is Merano, an alpine spa town and one-time retreat of Habsburg royalty. Soaring snowy peaks rise above the City of Flowers, so called for its mild Mediterranean climate that allows sub-tropical flowers to flourish year round. Spend your days in Merano exploring riverfront trails, lingering at pretty squares, picnicking in botanical gardens and relaxing in therapeutic waters.

Merano Historic Center stretches north from the Passer River with a series of cobblestone streets framed by art nouveau landmarks. Enter via Porta Passiria or Porta Venosta, two of the last-surviving monuments of the city walls. Visit St. Nicholas Church on Piazza Duomo, from where the graceful arcades of Via Portici connect with Piazza del Grano. Ancient art and archaeological artifacts reveal Tyrolean history at the Palais Mamming Museum.

Riverfront Passeggiata Lungo Passirio (Winter Promenade) invites you to enjoy the best of the town’s architectural and natural landscape. Admire the ornate art nouveau-style Kurhaus and attend Baroque recitals at the Evangelical Church. Cross the river to the 700-year-old Church of the Holy Spirit, at the entrance to the tree-shaded Elisabeth Park. Take a dip in thermal pools at Merano Thermal Baths.

Follow Sissi’s Path, a route once traversed by Empress Elisabeth of Austria during her visits to the town. It leads from the historic center to Trauttmansdorff Castle. In the grounds of the castle is Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens, a magnificent collection of botanical displays, landscape gardens and art exhibitions.

Experience more of Merano’s natural charms along Tappeiner Walk, where lookouts afford unprecedented views of the Adige Valley. Alternatively, ride the Merano 2000 Cable Car up to Merano 2000 Ski Area. Dabble in snow sports in winter and go hiking and mountain biking in summer.

Merano is located in Italy’s northern Province of South Tyrol and a short drive from the Austrian border. Trains connect Merano with major cities in Austria, Italy and Switzerland via Bolzano. Time your visit to Merano to coincide with festivals such as the Merano Grape Festival and Merano Music Weeks.

Grand Hotel Bellevue - adults only
Grand Hotel Bellevue - adults only
4 out of 5
Corso Liberta - Freiheitsstrasse 194, Merano, BZ, 39012
The price is ¥21,669 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Merano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (250 reviews)
"Very friendly and courteous reception. Albeit somewhat dated (carpet, chair) the room was clean and well maintained. Full breakfast buffet was very well presented and plentiful with excellent personnel. Checking-in and out was seamless. Less than 10-minutes stroll from the Merano train station and ..."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Grand Hotel Bellevue - adults only
Hotel Bavaria
Hotel Bavaria
4 out of 5
Kirchsteig 15, Via Salita alla Chiesa 15, Merano, BZ, 39012
The price is ¥30,248 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Merano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (51 reviews)
"AMAZING dinners! Enjoyed the lawn area and convenience to town. Quiet evenings and comfortable room. We stayed in the Bavariette which is slightly cheaper yet totally fine. Great breakfast buffet. You can enter the gated parking automatically but have to get a token from the front desk to exist which ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Hotel Bavaria
Castel Rundegg
Castel Rundegg
4 out of 5
Via Scena 2, Merano, BZ, 39012
The price is ¥32,318 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Merano. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an attached winery. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (85 reviews)
"Had a great stay! The room was super and we will book the hotel again for future trips."

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Castel Rundegg
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Gartenresidence Zea Curtis
Gartenresidence Zea Curtis
3 out of 5
Maria Troststraa E 24, Merano, BZ, 39012
The price is ¥22,893 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this 3-star golf residence in Merano. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Great town and limited hotel options
"The apartment was large and had lots of space. Beds were very uncomfortable and we were unable to rest. Best part was the closeness to the ski mountain and going sledding. The town was super cute!"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Gartenresidence Zea Curtis
Villa Bergmann Suites Meran
Villa Bergmann Suites Meran
HALLERGASSE 36, Steinachviertel, Merano, Südtirol, 39012
The price is ¥25,796 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this aparthotel in Merano. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a terrace. Popular attractions Merano Thermal Baths and Piazza della Rena are located nearby. ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
"Wir hatten ein schönes Apartment in einem sauberen und gepflegten Haus. Die Wirtin war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Villa Bergmann Suites Meran
Stylish LIVING in the CENTER of Merano
Stylish LIVING in the CENTER of Merano
Meran, Trentino-Alto Adige
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Merano. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV, and cable/satellite TV. Popular attractions Merano Thermal Baths and Laubengasse are ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Great stay
"The apartment had everything we needed for an enjoyable time in Merano"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Stylish LIVING in the CENTER of Merano
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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