Merano

Travel Guide

Merano awaits: its museums, monuments, riverfront and more!

Discover things to see and do in Merano as you venture to popular sights like Merano Thermal Baths.

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.

Aurora
Aurora
4 out of 5
Passeggiata Passirio 38, Merano, BZ, 39012
The price is €139 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Merano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (230 reviews)
"Nice hotel in nice location - staff was rude and inconsiderate at the reception"

Reviewed on 30 May 2022

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Grand Hotel Bellevue - adults only
Grand Hotel Bellevue - adults only
4 out of 5
Corso Liberta - Freiheitsstrasse 194, Merano, BZ, 39012
The price is €149 per night from 1 Jul to 2 Jul
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! (241 reviews)
"Hotel is super central. Staff is very kind and friendly. Room are spacious, only drawback: didn't find a fridge in the room or a way to control AC."

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2021

Grand Hotel Bellevue - adults only
Hotel Therme Meran - Terme Merano
Hotel Therme Meran - Terme Merano
4.5 out of 5
Piazza Terme 1, Merano, BZ, 39012
The price is €342 per night from 30 Jun to 1 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Merano. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (283 reviews)
Our experience
"Very interesting experience, the taste one at the restaurant for the huge breakfast and the terrific dinner were astonishing! The rooms are very bad in my opinion, with non comfortable beds, small (not big as shown in the pictures) and also very bad showers. Sky bar/pool and garden spa, fine. The ..."

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2021

Hotel Therme Meran - Terme 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.
Villa Bergmann Suites Meran
Villa Bergmann Suites Meran
HALLERGASSE 36, Steinachviertel, Merano, Südtirol, 39012
The price is €182 per night from 18 Jul to 19 Jul
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 27 Sep 2019

Villa Bergmann Suites Meran
One-room apartment in the center of Merano city , near the thermal baths!
One-room apartment in the center of Merano city , near the thermal baths!
Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige
Stay at this apartment in Merano. Enjoy WiFi, a TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions Merano Thermal Baths and Prince's Castle are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
One-room apartment in the center of Merano city , near the thermal baths!
Gartenresidence Zea Curtis
Gartenresidence Zea Curtis
3 out of 5
Maria Troststraa E 24, Merano, BZ, 39012
Stay at this 3-star golf residence in Merano. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their 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 31 Dec 2019

Gartenresidence Zea Curtis
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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