Meran Travel Guide

  • Glaciers in Oetztal south of Obergurgl
    Glaciers in Oetztal south of Obergurgl
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Meran Things to Do

  • Mountainbike tour from Reschen to Meran

    Enjoy a ride with your mountainbike from Graun (right after the Austrian boarder coming from Tyrol over the Reschenpass). You can drive until Meran and further, but the distance from Graun to Meran is approx. 80 kilometres, so enough for a daytrip (with my condition ;-)). The trip is for people who have a good basic condition and you will be better...

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  • Water channel pathways - "Waalwege"

    There are many water channel pathways (in German calles "Waalwege" or "Walwege") in and around the area of Meran. I put some photos of the Marlengo water channel pathway:Total distance: 13 km / total walking time: approx. 3 – 3 ½ hrsLike the others, the Marlengo water channel pathway can be joined in various places. It begins at Tel, where the...

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  • And finally the nice parks and...

    Meran became a prominent climatic health resort in the 19th century. This is the reason for the special flair of the town. The area around the Passer is dominated of great Art Nouveau villas and hotels and various installations of a luxurious fin de siecle Habsburg empire health resort. The best are the promenades along the Passer river. The nice...

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  • Passer river

    This river runs through the Passeier valley and enters the area of Meran in an attractive small canyon before passing through the city and meeting the Etsch river south of the city.

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  • Symbiosis of people and cows since 6000...

    The most important living creator of the Alpine cultural landscape is the cow, inhibiting other plants than the nice green grass to grow at the pastures and permanently fertilizing them and providing without any doubt by far the best milk of all Italy.

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  • The upper Passeier valley

    Here it is interesting to see under which difficult conditions - steep slopes, remote area, hard, almost sub-Arctic climate - farming is done. Nowadays it can only survive with subsidies of the European Union in order to maintain this millennia old cultural landscape.

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  • A far view into South Tirol

    At the northern side the road is mostly in rather narrow valleys but the first km at the southern side go through a steep but very wide slope with good far views.

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  • The Timmelsjoch itself

    This picture ws taken right from the highest point of the road towards west, the frontier runs somewhere through this pic.

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  • The approach from North through the...

    The valley is from its end where the Oetztaler Ache meets the Inn until to the Timmelsjoch about 65 km long and most pleasant close to the beginning and from Zwieselstein onwards to the top. It is an excellent road all the way, The pic shows the Schalfkogel about 3500 m) and in the foreground one of the highest trees (at about 2200 m) fighting for...

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Meran Hotels

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  • Meister's Hotel Irma

    Via Belvedere 17, Merano, 39012, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • ImperialArt

    Corso Liberta. 110, Merano, 39012, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Meranerhof

    Via Manzoni 1, Merano, 39012, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Meran Restaurants

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    by Anjutka Updated May 31, 2005

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    In a tourist area like this nobody should have problems to find suitable places to eat and drink, even at the highest point of the road, a few steps from the frontier at the Austrain side. But at such a great day as we had we preferred to picknick right in the great scenery.

    Drinks and snacks even at the highest point of the

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Meran Transportation

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    by Anjutka Updated Apr 25, 2005

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    The road over the Timmelsjoch is only open from June to October, for the rest of the year only the uppermost villages on both sides can be reached by car. This is also the end for the scheduled buses on both sides, the road over the pass is at the Italian side simply too narrow for buses.

    If you do not want to go by car - we saw numerous cyclists doing it - and many motorbikes, of course, for them it is a paradise,

    The road over the Timmelsjoch is closed during the night!

    some hairpin turns at the Italian side

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Meran Warnings and Dangers

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    by desert_princess Updated Mar 17, 2007

    I came to meran as I wanted to do some shopping. Arriving from the bus station I entered the town center by a narrow street overlooked by a gate. In the first shop on the left that was some "crafts and do it yourself " thing , but they were closing in 10 minutes as it was 11:50h. Beware ! The Shops in Meran have a 3 hours lunch break - so from 12 to 15h you can only go 4 a coffee.....Or a Gelatto...the restaurants start serving food first from 17 or 18h - keep this in mind too.

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