Spa town of Merano
Mild climate and an impressive alpine scenery characterise the spa town of Merano.
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Altitude: 325 metres above sea level
Mild climate, Mediterranean vegetation and the location in the heart of a striking alpine scenery, that’s what makes the glorious city of Merano unique. From a geographic point of view, Merano nestles in the basin of even three colourful valleys, which are Val Passiria, Val Venosta and Val d’Adige. Thanks to its sheltered position at the bottom of mighty mountains, the town boasts a very gentle, southern climate, favourable for the growth of a luxuriant vegetation.
Already in the 19th century the town was awarded a “climatic health resort” and still today such great pampering treatments as vinotherapy or apple-scented steam baths attract numerous visitors. Among the most illustrous visitors of Merano are the Austrian Empress Elisabeth, the author Franz Kafka, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and the composer Richard Strauss, who all appreciated the favourable climate and Meditarranean feeling.
But Merano also boasts a range of cultural and architectonic sites of interst, such as the Kurhaus, symbol of Merano and art nuveau masterpiece. Numerous other attractions, places of interest and events are worth to be vistited, ranging from the International WineFetival and Culinaria to the historic shopping arcades, the oh so lovely promenades to the Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. For sure this Meditarranean oasis will cast a spell over you!