The very best of our neighbourhood

Discover must-visit destinations in the Meran region.

During your stay at the Waldhof², venturing beyond the village limits is an absolute must. We’re passionate about facilitating your exploration of our enchanting surroundings. After all, they are a treasure trove of beauty, boasting a renowned spa town, the provincial capital, a world-famous garden and even an international icon. Curious? Read on!

More in Meran

The second largest city in the province, a centuries-old spa town, a picturesque Passer river city, a Mediterranean island in the heart of the Alps – the list of titles that Meran bears is long. And yet, the city, which is only a 20-minute drive from the Waldhof², and its surroundings have much more to offer. Mediaeval arcades filled with numerous shops, impressive cultural monuments, Mediterranean promenades lined with palm trees and cypresses, entertaining events, traditional corners and trendy aperitifs – all set within a breathtaking natural landscape.

Events

April: Lana Blooms – a festival of the senses in spring

June: Asfaltart – International Street Art Festival Meran

June: Lana meets Jazz

June to August: Extended shopping evenings

27 July 2024: Garden concert with As Radford at the Waldhof². Experience the soulful melodies of this English singer-songwriter amidst our tranquil surroundings.

October: Grape festival in Meran

October and November: “Keschtnriggl” chestnut days

November: Meran Winefestival

November to January: Meran Christmas

November until 24 December: “Sterntaler” Christmas Market in Lana

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

Nestled in the sunniest part of Meran lies one of Europe’s most stunning gardens: the botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Spanning over 12 hectares, this botanical paradise boasts more than 80 distinct garden landscapes. Winding paths lead visitors past water features and through terraced gardens, guiding them to enchanting spots like the Sensory Garden, the Japanese Gardens, Cactus Hill and Succulent Hill. Inside the beautifully restored castle, the Touriseum’s captivating multimedia exhibition showcases the evolution of tourism in South Tyrol.

Archaeological Museum

Located in Bozen, just a 30-minute drive away, the Archaeological Museum is home to Ötzi, the world-famous glacier mummy. People come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the 5,300-year-old Ice Man. Yet, the museum’s allure extends beyond Ötzi, offering a wealth of other fascinating exhibits worth exploring.

Additional cultural sights

  • The parish church in Niederlana with the famous Schnatterpeck winged altar

  • Tyrol Castle and its Provincial Museum

  • Runkelstein Castle near Bozen and its museum

  • Reinhold Messner’s Juval Castle near Naturns

  • Lebenberg Castle in Cermes

  • The Farm Life Museum in Völlan

  • The Museum of Fruit-Growing in Lana

  • Churburg Castle in Schluderns

  • Neustift Monastery near Brixen

  • The archeoParc in Schnals

  • Messner Mountain Museum Firmian at Sigmundskron Castle

Foiana / Völlan

Völlan is a tranquil place, particularly the outskirts of the village, where the Waldhof² is located. Forests, meadows, hills and mountains create a scenic backdrop. And yet, it is not far from the hustle and bustle of the cities of Meran or Bozen. Völlan, in the municipality of Lana, lies 690 metres above sea level. With just 800 residents, it remains a small village with a lot of charm surrounded by greenery.

The valley station of the Vigiljoch cable car, offering access to extensive hiking and skiing areas, is only a 10-minute drive away. Alternatively, in the same amount of time, you can reach the popular Lana Golf Club.