The Mediterranean city of Meran has always been popular, even with Empress Sissi, Franz Kafka and Arthur Schnitzler. These celebrities enjoyed the mild climate and the advantages of the cure and thermal town of Meran on the southern side of the Alps. Meran at Passer River has never lost its charm, and still attracts lots of visitors and guests.
 
Kaltern Lake

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Excursion tips near Meran and Naturns:

Botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Meran: Here you'll find the entire world in a single garden over an area of 12 hectares with water, terrace, sun and forest gardens. In 2005 the gardens were selected as the most beautiful gardens in Italy, and in 2006 they attained the 6th ranking of the most beautiful gardens in Europe.

Thermal Baths of Meran: With the vast park, the spacious sauna area and the many pools, the Thermal Baths provide unlimited relaxation and recreation. Furthermore, you can book beauty and wellness treatments.

Labyrinth Garden at the Kränzel Winery in Tscherms: An awarded labyrinth garden combing fun, art and wine. A labyrinth always provides an experience for oneself and mirrors our life.
South Tyrolean Museum of History at Tirol Castle in Tirol: At Tirol Castle you get to know more about the culture and history of South Tyrol.

Knottenkino cinema between Hafling and Vöran: Nature itself shows probably the most beautiful film with a unique round view of the entire Etsch Valley. Look out to look in.

Spa town of Meran with the old town and the arbours: Professional shops, boutiques, and galleries invites you to stroll around and enjoy this shopping experience. The old town dates back to the 13th century and offers numerous historic treasures, the arbours, archways, tucked-away courtyards, and winding stairs.

Other excursion tips in South Tyrol:
Bozen - 40 km from our hotel: Bozen is the capital of South Tyrol. We recommend Walther Square, the fruit market, the arbours, the Museum of Archaeology and the Nature Museum.
Kaltern Lake - 50 km: not only the name of the renowned Vernatsch wine comes from Kaltern Lake, but this is also the warmest bathing lake in the Alps.
Dolomites - 40 km: bizarre, rough and at the same time majestic… discover the UNESCO World Nature Heritage site, the Dolomites.
Lake Garda - 150 km: very poplar... Lake Garda!
Verona, Venice, Innsbruck are ideal for a day tour.