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Where is Merano?

The city of Merano is a commune in South Tirol/Italy. It is home to around 41,170 people and is the second largest city in South Tirol. Merano is a well-known spa-resort located at the river Passer in the Etsch valley. Merano is a bilingual city – German and Italian. It is the region’s tourist and economic centre. Merano is 25km from Bolzano via MeBo motorway.

The mild and mediterranean climate makes Merano a popular destination for people suffering from lung diseases. Meran thermal spa is open all year and offers various therapies.

Nearby you find charming places such as Marling wine village, Schenna (offering a stunning view of Merano) with Schenna Castle, Algund, Burgstall, Hafling, Lana and many more. 

What to do in Merano?

Take a stroll through the lively city centre and visit one of the many cafés and restaurants or enjoy an evening in the theatre. The city’s highlight are the three town gates: Bozner Tor, Passeirer Tor and Vinschger Tor are the main entrances to the city. Do not miss out on the districts of Obermais and Labers. Passer promenades, Sissiweg, castles and villas, big parks and Trauttmansdorff castle – all can be reached by foot.

The spa resort is well known for the 52,000 km2 "Therme Meran or Terme Merano", featuring fifteen pools, eight saunas and steam baths, ten outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre, wellness and vital centre and lots more. Visiting Therme Meran is an absolute must for the whole family. 

Ötzi, the ice mummy, was discovered close to Merano. In Untermais you find a 5km horse racing track.


Sights in Merano:

  • "Touriseum" Museum - tourism in South Tirol
  • "Museum Villa Freischütz" in Obermais exhibiting contemporary art.
  • "Frauenmuseum Meran" – history of the women
  • The oldest museum in South Tirol: City Museum
  • Churches such as St. Nikolaus parish church with Barbara chapel, St. Vigil church or Heilig-Geist-Church
  • Meran is famous for its castles: Trauttmansdorff castle with botanical garden, Katzenstein castle or Ottoburg castle, which temporarily was the home of Franz Kafka
  • Merano also has a theatre, spa promenade and lots more.


Meran X-Mas“ is probably the most interesting event in the winter; in the summer "Meran Music Weeks", "MeranJazz" jazz festival as well as "Asfaltart“ street art festival attract many visitors from all over the world.


Merano is a great place to visit especially in the winter as there are several ski resorts to discover, such as Meran 2000 in Hafling, "Schnalstaler Glacier" in Schnalstal valley, "Schwemmalm" in Ultental valley, "Pfelders" in Passeier and "Ortler Skiarena Ski Resorts".


Merano and the surrounding region is a very popular destination for summer holidays. Explore the Meran mountains on walks and hikes of varying difficulty. Or take the bike on one of the many trails leading through stunning scenery.

Check out Merano webcam for up-to-date images of the spa resort and the current weather situation.

What’s the weather like in Merano?

Merano enjoys a mediterranean climate with dry winters and wet summers.

Learn more about the Merano weather on our webcam.