Set in the heart of South Tyrol and protected by mountains rising to 3,000 m a.s.l., the Alpine town of Merano/Merano is renowned for its mild climate and lush vegetation. Its walks along the promenade and paths pervade the spa town. The modern Terme Merano thermal bath complex offers wellbeing and relaxation of the highest order in the town center, directly opposite its historic counterpart, the Kurhaus.
Formerly the winter residence of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Trauttmansdorff Castle is situated on the eastern side of Merano. The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle rank among the world’s most beautiful botanical gardens and encompass more than 80 garden landscapes from around the world. The sun-kissed Merano 2000 ski and hiking area extends across the plateau above the town and is a perfect place for active vacationers and families.