The most famous path of Merano offers a great view on Merano and Valle dell’Adige.
Image gallery: Tappeiner Promenade
One of the most famous paths in Merano doubtlessly the Tappeiner promenade, which takes promenaders from the city centre along the hillside of Monte di Merano. Moreover it is one of the most beautiful high promenades all over Europe, offering a mixture of alpine and Mediterranean vegetation, combined with a fantastic view on the city of Merano and Valle dell’Adige.
The Tappeiner promenade takes its course from the parish church to Quarazze and is 4 km long. As it does not present hardly any difference in altitude, it is also suitable for less exercised promenaders. Due to the fantastic view it offers, it is also called “gallery” or “crown” of Merano and surroundings. However, Merano owes this promenade to the doctor, botanist and anthropologist Dr. Franz Tappeiner from Lasa in Val Venosta, which also gave the name to this path, running some 100 m above the roofs of Merano.
The Tappeiener promenade is not only popular due to the great panorama it offers, but also due to the lush Mediterranean vegetation. Pines, cedars, olive trees, eucalyptus, bamboo, magnolias, agaves, aloes and prickly pears astonish promenaders.
Tappeiner promenade in a nutshell
Length: 4 km
Ideal season: spring, summer (clowded day), autumn and winter
For families: also possible with buggy
Possible stops: 3