Naturno and Environs near Merano in South Tyrol Breath-taking and kissed by the sun

Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, Naturno/Naturns is just a 15-minute drive from our Hotel das stachelburg. With a population of about 5,000, this vibrant rural center near Merano/Meran is bordered by the verdant Nörderberg mountain to the North and the arid South-facing Sonnenberg mountain, where the sun shines for over 300 days in the year. This dry mountain area enjoys the least amount of rainfall to be found in the entire Alps. Yet these stark climatic conditions have also helped to make Naturno and Parcines/Partschins a choice tourist destination for mountain biking and hiking.