Walking trails in Merano/Meran
18 km through the green
Merano is a great place to visit in any season, especially for those who want to explore a city on foot and want to relax in the countryside. The Passer river flows through the centre and numerous footpaths run along its banks. The Passer Promenade runs along the right bank, between the Postbrücke bridge and the Eiserne Steg bridge. To the east, it connects with the Kurpromenade and then leads to the sunny Winter Promenade, which is especially recommended in the colder months. In the summer months, however, you should opt for the Summer Promenade, which winds along the left side of the Passer river through dense, shady vegetation. Near the Postbrücke bridge, you can admire the Sissi Monument made of Laas marble. Where the winter promenade and the summer promenade meet, the Gilf Promenade begins, which leads up to the Pulverturm tower and offers beautiful panoramic views over Merano. From here, the hike can continue on the Tappeinerweg trail - this extends over four kilometres and leads above the roofs of the city along the mountain to the district Quarazze/Gratsch.
The Sissi Monument
The monument, dedicated to one of Merano's most famous guests, is located near the Postbrücke bridge, nestled in the greenery of the Summer Promenade. Hermann Klotz created the statue in 1903 from Lasa marble. It depicts Sissi in an elegant but simple dress, sitting in a wicker chair. From 1870 onwards, the former Austrian Empress visited Merano several times and thus considerably contributed to the glory and splendour of the city.