Meran in South Tyrol

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Palms in Tyrol © Tappeiner

Palms in Tyrol © Tappeiner

Merano is a town and comune in South Tyrol, Italy. Generally best known for its spa resorts, it is located within a basin, surrounded by mountains standing up to 3,335 m (11,000 ft), at the entrance to the Passeier Valley, the Vinschgau and the Ulten Valley. In the past the town has been a popular place of residence for several scientists, literary people, and artists, including Franz Kafka, Ezra Pound and Paul Lazarsfeld, who appreciated its mild climate.

Meran is a popular tourist destination especially for Germans and Italians. In summer there are concerts on the promenade almost daily, and there are fine walks around the town and in the surrounding hills, not least “Meran 2000”, where there is also skiing in winter.

Tappeinerweg (Tappeiner Promenade) © Noclador Puccini Theatre © Rudi Dijkstra Leonardo da Vinci Street © Böhringer Friedrich Kurhaus © stephantom Hotel Meranerhof © Lord Koxinga Freiheitsstraße (Freedom Street) © Böhringer Friedrich Botanical Garden © stephantom Merano Panorama © Hansueli Krapf Palms in Tyrol © Tappeiner
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Freiheitsstraße (Freedom Street) © Böhringer Friedrich
Among the town’s landmarks are the Museum of Tourism, which was opened in the spring of 2003 and shows the historical development of tourism in the province, and the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, a botanical garden. Both sites are located in the Trauttmansdorff Castle. Also notable are the Steinerner Steg (“stone bridge”) across the Passer and the medieval Ortenstein tower, popularly called Pulverturm (lit. “powder tower”).

The area is well known for its wines, both white and red, and vineyards extend right into the town. The local wine, Meraner Leiten (Meranese di collina), is a light red, best drunk young. There are also extensive orchards, and apples are exported throughout Europe. The Forst brewery on the edge of the town produces a popular range of beers, sold throughout northern Italy.

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