Events & sights around Merano & Bolzano

Adventurous diversity

Following in the footsteps of an Austrian empress, 2,000 antiquarian typewriters and a 140-year-old Californian sequoia tree are just a few of the holiday highlights that will entice you to spend a holiday in Merano and the region. In addition, the area around Parcines also scores with a variety of cultural sights and numerous traditional events as well as concerts that leave nothing to be desired…

View from Dorf Tirol

The Stachlburg

The history of our house’s namesake dates back to the 13th century. The Tyrolean castle once served as the ancestral home of the Lords of Parcines. Today, there is an organic winery and wine cellar behind the stone walls where concerts and South Tyrolean wine festivals are held.

Gaudententurm Estate

This historic noble manor residence was built in 1348 by Meinhard, a nobleman of Gaudenz, and over the following centuries, it was owned by various nobles, including the Spauregg. In 1792, the property was purchased by Anton Simon von Isser, the town clerk of Merano, and later passed on to his descendants, the von Sölder family. They still inhabit the historic residence today, where a distillery has now been established. Guided tours and tastings are organised there on a weekly basis.

Peter Mitterhofer Typewriter Museum

Much of what is done digitally today was once performed in analogue form, including typing on a typewriter. The year was 1864, when Peter Mitterhofer, a native of Parcines developed the first prototype of the typewriter and thus laid the foundation for the modern computer keyboard. More devices followed. In honour of Mitterhofer, the Parcines Typewriter Museum was built with what is probably the largest collection of typewriters in the world.

Railway world
Museum of Antiquity
Typewriters in the museum

Museo – Mondotreno train museum

There are 800 m of miniature tracks, 70 trains and 12,000 figures to discover in the Mondotreno in Rablá. With more than 20,000 exhibits, the museum is home to one of the largest private collections of model trains in Europe. In the children’s corner, little guests are invited to experience the world of railways in a creative way and get to understand it with their hands.

K. u. K. Museum

What would it be like if the history of the Austro-Hungarian imperial and royal monarchy came back to life? You will find the answer during your visit to the K. u. K. Museum Bad Egart near Merano. Antique small art collections, wood carvings, minerals, porcelain figurines and dolls from the 19th century and around 35,000 other exhibits can be admired there. And you can also marvel at the in-house spring grotto with medicinal water from Roman times in the museum.

K.u.K. Museum exhibits
Rabland railway
Merano Bridge

MessnerMountain­Museum Juval

High up on the hill at the beginning of the Val Senales sits the mighty Juval Castle, which is home to one of the six Messner Mountain Museums: the MMM Juval. Its founder Reinhold Messner dedicated the museum to the “mountain myth” and brings visitors from all over the world closer to the religious aspect of mountains.

The spa town of Merano

Nestled between mountains and palm trees, not far from Parcines lies the pearl of South Tyrol, the spa town of Merano. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, the historic town was already a popular tourist destination for prominent spa guests in the mid-19th century, including Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Merano has lost none of its charm to this day and invites you to take a relaxing stroll under the historic arcades and promenades.

Museum of Antiquity
Merano from above
Railway world
Merano in winter
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