Excursions to Meran/Merano & Surrounding area
A great experience and a great pleasure
The varied and innovative activity, culture and enjoyment found in the Meraner Land leaves nothing to be desired: it ranges from the Lana Live Jazz Weeks, the soirees at Castle Tirol, the renowned Meran/Merano Music Weeks to gourmet events such as ‘Stars – Castles – Alpine country’ and the Meran/Merano Advent.
Weekly markets in Meran/Merano
Meran/Merano is famous for its Friday market. Whether you are looking for food, clothes or toys – you will find everything you are looking for! On Saturday mornings, you can visit the farmer’s market where you can buy cheese, cold meats, speck, freshly harvested vegetables and fruit from local farmers.
Meran/Merano Music Weeks
During August and September, the Meran/Merano spa facility plays host to the popular Meran/Merano Music Weeks. This musical event is quite an experience, even for the demanding. Besides traditional music styles, they also offer concerts in the so-called ‘crossover’ style.
Grape Festival in the city centre of Meran/Merano
A highlight of the farming year in Meran/Merano is the Grape Festival. This type of harvest fest is marked by parades with colourfully decorated band wagons. A varied framework programme with music and dance entices locals and guests from around to world to come and have a good time.
Every year in June, Castle Tirol/o offers some soiree events
Five concerts are lined up. These take place on every second Tuesday in the castle’s Knights Hall and are extremely popular in South Tyrol. The events present a variety of musical works from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, as well as Early Baroque and are played by ensembles from Italy and abroad. In addition, there is a varied framework programme with Castle Tirol as a magnificent backdrop. The soirees are very unique and present you with a truly unforgettable experience.
Laas/Lasa Culture Festival – ‘Marble and apricots‘
The traditional Laas/Lasa Culture Festival ‘Marble and apricots‘ offers two totally different experiences in the village of Laas in the Vinschau/Venosta region. There is a quite a varied framework programme relating to the white marble from Laas, as well as the Vinschau/Venosta apricot: enjoy everything from cultural hiking trips to Nordic Walking tours, as well as places of culture and culinary delicacies of the region!
During July, the village of Lana offers a number of theatre events. These are open-air events presented with originality, which are being held every year at different locations. Sometimes, they use the unique and romantic backdrop of the Gaul Canyon, sometimes the old railway station… Why don’t you come and let us surprise us.
During the month of October, the chestnut is right in the centre of all things! At the ‘Keschtnriggl‘, the visitors get great insight into the culture and customs of this region and will learn about everything that is to know about chestnuts, including their importance for this particular area. During organised hiking trips, farmers and forest rangers will entertain you with local know-how and other exciting information. Highlight of the ‘Keschtnriggl‘ is the Keschtn (dialect for chestnut) with folk music, farming markets, crafts, farming cuisine and chestnut specialities.
MMM - Messner Mountain Museum
The extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner has fulfilled one of his dreams by opening the MMM-Messner Mountain Museum. There are a variety of museums all around South Tyrol and the Trentino region, created to present the theme of mountains from various points of view. The museum centre is the MMM at Castle Sigmundskron. It can easily be reached from Meran/Merano. The same is true about MMM Juval and the MMM Ortles.
The Ritten Railway
The Ritten mountain is a sunny high mountain plateau just above Bozen/Bolzano. You’ll find the most beautiful high earth pyramids, up to 30 metres high – the most famous in Europe! The panoramic views are more than impressive, and so are the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Ritten/Renon can be conquered using the Ritten/Renon Railway. Between the villages of Klobenstein/Collalbo and Oberbozen/Soprabolzano, you can use the Ritten/Renon narrow gage train.
Verona – Lake Garda
Don’t forget to plan an excursion to Lake Garda or Verona. We highly recommended you take a trip to the city of Romeo and Julia and a visit of the Arena in Verona! The opera events are spectacular and a very exciting experience.