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Sightseeing in Merano & environs

Weekly Markets Merano

Weekly Markets Merano

The weekly markets in Merano are the perfect opportunity for shopping: hidden treasures and local specialities.

Those who love the surprise of a find at the flea market or the atmosphere of rummaging among the stands filled with handicrafts and fresh farm foods will love the markets of Merano. The weekly markets are an integral part of life in Merano and offer a unique experience to those who come to visit.

Main Market on Friday morning, 8 am - 1 pm
Located adjacent to the main train station along the 4. November Street. The food and clothing areas are to be found at the Praderplatz.

Tuesday Market on Tuesday mornings
at the same location as the Main Market

Wednesday Markt
on Wednesday morning at the Vittorio-Veneto-Platz in the Sinich/Meran South. This market includes a food and clothing area.

Farmer's Market
every Saturday morning 8 am – 12 noon. Located at Galileistraße this market has food and clothing on offer.

Christmas Market Merano

Christmas Market Merano

A special highlight during the Advent season is the Christmas market in Merano.

The Christmas Market in Merano puts everyone in a special holiday mood. The great many of attractions including music, choir, theatre and shopping provide a different variety every day. Many artists can be observed as they prepare their hand-made Christmas wares.

The Christmas Market in Merano offers a culinary adventure with real class! Hot spiced wine, gingerbread and other South Tyrolean specialties . . . this and much more creates for you a very special Christmas experience.

Open during the week:
Monday through Friday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 7:30 pm

Open for the season:
From 30 November (starting at 5 pm) through 06 January

Knottn Kino - Merano - Activity holiday

Knottn Kino

For your activity holiday in Avelengo the Knottn Kino near Verano is a must-see. Here you can enjoy the splendid panorama of the South Tyrolean mountains.

Lean back and take a trip into a dream but with open eyes. The Knottn Kino in Verano is a very unique and special viewing point. Here you can enjoy the panorama from a seat made of wood and stainless steel. The Knottn Kino seats were created by artist Franz Messner. Instead of sitting on a typical park bench - usually meant for short rests - you sit comfortably for hours like in a theatre and have a breath-taking view on the natural beauty of the South Tyrolean moutains.

Of course there is no screen in the Knottn Kino. The clouds in the ski and the lava formed mountains (Monzoccolo Mountain, the Gruppo di Tessa, Penegal Mountain, Corno Bianco) directed by light and shadow are the real stars of the show.

Trauttmansdorff Castle

Trauttmansdorff Castle

In the vicinity of Hotel Falzeben you can find the most popular destination of Merano: the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are situated on the east side of Merano in South Tirol. The gardens were awarded the prize of Most Beautiful Garden in Italy in 2005 and in the 6th most beautiful in Europe in 2006. Plants from around the world can be viewed in 80 different garden areas and are divided into 4 themes: the sun garden offers a view of the Mediterranean, the water and terrace garden has much variety and waterfalls, the forest garden offers miniature displays of the forests in America and Asia, and finally the South Tyrolean garden features views and plants native to the area.

Getting there by car Exit Merano South ("Meran Süd") and take the local 2 lane highway ("MEBO, SS 38") toward the city centre. At the second round-about follow the signs to Scena. Go approximately 1.5 km to Trauttmansdorff Castle parking lot. From Hotel Falzeben take the route toward Bolzano. You will come right past the garden.

Parking Parking for 250 cars is available for a small fee (1,50 Euro/Day). There are 9 free parking spots for buses. Hours of operation Open daily, Monday through Friday: 01. April - 15. November: 9 am - 6 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm) 15. May -15. September: 9 am - 9 pm (last entry at 8:30 pm)

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

What's special about this discovery is, that a man who suffered a sudden death, has been found and preserved with all his clothing and equipment.

What's special about this discovery is, that a man who suffered a sudden death, has been found and preserved with all his clothing and equipment.

The finding place of the Ice Man is located at 3,210 m of altitude near the path leading from Similiaun Hut to Tisenjoch in a 40 m long gully surrounded by steep rocks.

Opening times of the museum:

Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., last entry at 5.30 p.m.