Sights in South Tyrol – a selectionThe cream of the crop amongst the sights in South Tyrol
The are endless sights in South Tyrol – you just have to decide between them. We have tried to do this on this page. Discover South Tyrol's sights and choose what interests you most. There is a sight to suit every taste in South Tyrol, we can promise you that.
The botanical garden at Schloss Trauttmansdorff/Trauttmansdorff Castle
The botanical garden offers visitors a glorious variety of flowers and plants which is sure to make their hearts beat faster.
Explore the terraced, water, sun and forest gardens at Schloss Trauttmansdorff/Trauttmansdorff Castle and let yourself be captivated by the colours and scents in the spring and summer. The gardens are one of the best sights in South Tyrol!
A visit to one of the many events – such as concerts by first-class musicians on the lake stage – is also a true highlight for your holiday!
It is also worth visiting the Touriseum, South Tyrol's regional museum for tourism which is also located in Schloss Trauttmansdorff/Trauttmansdorff Castle in the former holiday residence of Empress Elisabeth and has several surprises in store for you. Get ready to take a trip through time!
Therme Meran day spa
The spa town of Meran/Merano is enriched with another highlight in the form of the Therme Meran day spa. Discover different areas for your well-being – enjoy the various pools and saunas and let yourself be pampered and cared for in the generously-sized spa and medical spa area. Get in shape in the gym area and make use of the wide range of classes on offer – such as pilates, bodyfit and aquabike to name just a few. Perfect relaxation and great fun!
Tappeinerweg and Kurpromenade/Spa Promenade in Meran/Merano
The Tappeinerweg – named after the doctor, botanist and anthropologist Franz Tappeiner from the Vinschgau/Val Venosta who funded the path – is without doubt one of the most popular places for a stroll in Meran/Merano and the surrounding area.
The path, which can be reached from the town centre, is around 5km long and leads along the Küchelberg hillside, offering walkers a wonderful view of the spa town and the Etschtal/Val d'Adige valley.
The plants along the Tappeinerweg range from Alpine to Mediterranean flowers, shrubs and trees and are a particular feast for the eyes in spring and summer.
One of the symbols of Meran/Merano is the Meran/Merano Kurpromenade/Spa Promenade which follows the length of the Passer/Passirio river and is the perfect place for a stroll in spring and summer. The many benches along the promenade offer an opportunity to sit and enjoy the fantastic view of the river or the Kurhaus/Spa Rooms. This is a great spot to linger for a while and enjoy Meran/Merano's mild climate and the summer sun.
Frauenmuseum/Women's Museum in Meran/Merano
Discover more about the history of women. In the Frauenmuseum/Women's Museum in Meran/Merano, you can follow the development of women and their role in society thanks to the exhibition pieces – clothing, jewellery and all kinds of devices.
Discover more about important pioneers like Coco Chanel who had a crucial influence on women's roles and fashion and changed them for the better. This is something really worth seeing in South Tyrol!
Schloss Tirol/Tyrol Castle
There is plenty to see in South Tyrol and this includes numerous historic forts and castles. During your holiday in Algund/Lagundo it is worth making a visit to Schloss Tirol/Tyrol Castle which is located in Tyrol above Meran/Merano and can be seen from DAS DORNER ****s.
Immerse yourself in the world of the Middle Ages and visit the castle and museum – take a trip into South Tyrol's past.
Eisenbahnwelt/Train World in Rabland
Visit the model train museum which is housed in the barn at the hotel and restaurant Hanswirt in nearby Rabland and admire the private collection owned by German guest Dr. Gunther Steitz who wants to share his passion for trains and railways with visitors.
Be amazed by the authentic reconstruction of South Tyrol and the fantasy world called the Mittelgebirge in miniature which form the backdrop for the journeys of the trains. A fascinating museum which is sure to thrill both young and old.
A trip on the Vinschgerbahn railway
Take a trip on the historic Vinschgerbahn railway whose tracks were finally reopened in 2005 after being closed in 1990. The railway line leads from Meran/Merano to Mals/Malles Venosta in the Vinschgau/Val Venosta and is a popular mode of transport for mountain bikers and hikers, especially in summer, as it takes you to numerous starting points for hikes and bike tours across the Vinschgau/Val Venosta. This is something in South Tyrol which is really worth seeing!
Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum/South Tyrol's Museum of Archaeology in Bozen/Bolzano
Almost everyone has heard of Ötzi, the man from the ice who is thousands of years old, and marvelled at him in books and newspapers, as he attracted a great deal of attention.
Now you have the opportunity to see Ötzi in real life – in the Archäologiemuseum/Museum of Archaeology in Bozen/Bolzano. See the mummy from the glacier and other findings from 5,300 years ago which were found in the ice with Ötzi and are exhibited with the mummy. A real highlight for children and adults.
South Tyrolean customs
The customs in South Tyrol are very diverse and are definitely worth seeing. There are numerous customs which can only be found in certain parts of the region and others which are upheld across the whole area. Here are a few highlights which you shouldn't miss if you are spending your indulgent holiday in the diverse paradise that is South Tyrol.
Did you know that there is so much worth seeing in South Tyrol? No? There is still plenty more – please ask at reception for more tips; we are happy to help!