Merano is with 39.930 inhabitants the second largest town in the region of South Tyrol. Visitors of this area can experience nature very closely and the impressing views of the surrounded mountain world make Merano to a popular place for wellness-tourism. Agreeable climate makes grow a wide range of different and extraordinary plant species. This unique beauty of landscapes and the good fresh air are reasons why the city of Merano has become for decades to famous health resort and recreation locality. In fact lots of guests come from the range of politics and culture to Merano in order to enjoy their holidays away from the hustle and bustle of the large cities! Besides that the city is rich of cultural highlights: During the springtime plenty of theatre events and outstanding musical performances are hold. In summer the famous musical weeks take place every year and in autumn you should absolutely attend to the 'Winefestival & Culinaria internazionale'. Don't miss it! Merano offers also lots of sportive events, like the enthralling horse race 'Gran Prix of Merano' or swimm competitions in the great Meranarena. The famous mountain sport resort, Meran2000, offers furthermore a complete variety of exciting winter sport activities and a splendid panoramic view over the Dolomite peaks. Awe-inspiring is also the historic old town of Merano with its antic passageways, the 'Lauben', from the 13th century. The popularity of the town arises especially from the warm hospitality of the townsmen. The always helpful and friendly inhabitants of the city of Merano look forward to your visit!