Searching for mountains and palm trees? Do you love the secluded moments while hiking, but also enjoy serene city life? Meran is South Tyrol’s city that checks all boxes. Here you can ascend to quiet Alpine pastures or peaks in the morning, only to stroll through the bustling arcades of the old town shortly after. Meanwhile, the city gets its sophisticated character from the art nouveau villas, the architecturally outstanding Terme Merano, green promenades and its rich cultural offerings.
While the crisp mountain air is refreshing, it is usually milder in the valley than elsewhere in the province. From March, spring is already in the air here. As a result, the promenades lined with flowerbeds and palm trees become popular walkways. Sissi, the legendary Empress of Austria, who had a special place in her heart for the city, once walked some of these paths herself.