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Sights worth seeing in our surrounding area

There is so much to discover all around Merano in South Tyrol. And that is not only for nature lovers, but also holidaymakers with an interest in cultural activities.

The surrounding area of Foiana / Völlan is rich in landmarks and places of interest: Museums, castles and gardens make it a thrilling holiday destination. Although, one does not always know what is truly worth seeing in just a few days holiday. Making a choice is inevitable.
  • Evelyn Ortner Women's Museum in Merano
  • Touriseum & Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano
  • Typewriter museum of Peter Mitterhofer in Parcines
  • Andreas Hofer Museum in San Leonardo in Passiria
  • Scena / Schenna Castle near Merano

Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

The blossoming gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle spread out on the sunniest slope on the edge of Merano.

A botanical garden to enchant you!

Plants from all around the world have been collected in the botanical garden, and typical South Tyrolean landscapes are also presented. Walkways wind their way through the water and terrace gardens up the slope, leading into the sensory garden or the Japanese gardens, on the cacti and succulent hills or to the crop plants of the south like olive trees and grapevines.

Ötzi Museum

The world-famous glacier mummy is exhibited in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano. Tourists from all over the world visit this museum – and a visit is well worth it.
Not just for the mummy alone, but everything else all around is also extremely interesting. The visitor will be impressed by the artefacts, the clothing and the tools, as well as the other archaeological exhibits.

Photo archive: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology – www.iceman.it


All cultural places of interest in the surrounding area can be reached within an hour at the most:

  • Niederlana Parish Church with its magnificent winged altar by Hans Schnatterpeck
  • Tirolo Castle and Museum of History
  • Runkelstein Castle and Museum in Bolzano
  • Juval Castle from Reinhold Messner in Naturno
  • Monteleone / Lebenberg Castle in Cermes - Farmers' Museum in Foiana
  • Museum of Fruit Cultivation in Lana
  • Churburg Castle with a great collection of knight's armour suits in Sluderno
  • Novacella Monastery in Varna / Bressanone
  • archeoParc Museum in Senales
  • Messner Mountain Museum, MMM Firmian in Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano

We will gladly give you on the spot tips and information about opening times, alternative ideas and other worthwhile excursions. We look forward to assisting you!