Merano Holidays

Immerse yourself in culture, castles and cuisine on a holiday in Merano

The spa resort of Merano screams culture with lots of museums and historical places of interest like Trauttmansdorff Castle and Merano’s very own racecourse dating back to 1886. Best of all is the mix of culture in the food with Alpine and South Tyrolean ingredients coming together to create culinary delights. Wash them down with a delicious locally-made wine from one of the many vineyards.

What to see on a Merano holiday

The Passirio River flows through the centre of this charming town, which hosts the Merano flower festival every year. Restaurants, markets and shops selling local produce line the streets and there’s plenty of walks along the river. There’s some spectacular hikes along gorges, lakes and up the mountain trails too. The Knottnkino lookout point is a must. We'd also recommend heading up to the Rametz Castle for the day, where you can explore an ancient winery and wine museum, as well as taste some of the delicious local wines.

Merano is separate from the typical Dolomite style mountains, so instead you'll be surrounded by stunning Sud-Tyrolean-Alps style mountains. The closest mountain range is the Texel Mountain Group which is to the North of Merano and has peaks with an altitude of up to 3000 metres.

Why book a holiday in Merano with Inghams

Holidays are a time for exploring and relaxing so we’ve made sure all our hotels in Merano are centrally located. They all have great levels of service too. You’re in safe hands with Inghams.

  • from£699pp
  • 45 rooms
Hotel Adria, Exterior

Hotel Adria is known for its excellent service, elegant décor and spectacular food. It's close to centre of Merano too. You can get there in 15 minutes and the walk takes you along the riverside. There's also an incredible modern spa with an indoor pool and lovely garden views.

  • from£1109pp
  • 68 rooms
Hotel Meranerhof, Exterior

Hotel Meranerhof brings back the Belle Époque era and has some of the best scenery in Merano. The established gardens are backed by the peaks of Mutspitze, Hirzer and Tschigat. Enjoy the views from the indoor pool or from the fantastic glass-ceiling restaurant. 

  • from£959pp
  • 50 rooms

The Park Hotel Mignon is one of Merano’s finest hotels. It's got a central location and fantastic gardens that make it feel peaceful and secluded. Enjoy the outdoor pool and spa area or top up your tan on the panoramic roof terrace. When it comes to dining, expect quality food made with some of the finest ingredients in South Tyrol.

  • 30 rooms
Hotel Salgart, North Facing Room

Hotel Salgart has a great setting. It's surrounded by orchards and vineyards with panoramic views of the Etch valley. You can reach the centre in around 20 minutes on foot. The hotel's got a modern style with contemporary rooms, an outdoor pool and a fantastic restaurant.

Things To Do

Things to see and do in Merano

Enjoy lovely walks along the river to the historical centre of Merano. You’ll find all sorts of shops, art nouveau buildings, castles and plenty of museums. You can’t miss the famous gardens of Castel Trauttmansdorff. It was first built in 1300AD and today tourists come from all around the world to see the spectacular gardens in bloom. For a great day out, hop on a train to Bolzano where you’ll find some of the best gelato in the South Tyrol. 

Food & drink 

This region is well known for its wine and beer thanks to its Mediterranean climate. Orchards and vineyards line the mountains and stretch down to the town. We recommend visiting Castello Rametz, a wine museum where you can take a guided walk around and try the wine. 

There’s a number of Michelin starred restaurants here for fine dining and local, family-run places too. Our go-to dish is Schlutzer. It's a traditional handmade ravioli dish stuffed with spinach, onion, nutmeg and covered in butter.


Cycling is a great way to see the area. Dedicated bike paths make it easy for all the family to go out and explore. Be sure to take your camera to capture the amazing scenery as you go.

Merano is known for being a spa town and a visit to the Terme Merano is a must. There’s an impressive 25 pools and a 2,200m² sauna area, perfect for a bit of relaxation while on holiday.

Good to know

  • Get the MeranCard to enjoy free public transport and free entry into over 80 museums in South Tyrol!
  • Be sure to visit the medieval Castello Principesco hidden behind Merano’s town hall
  • Merano is known as the “City of Flowers” and hosts a flower festival in the spring to celebrate the city blossoming
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