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[Translate to English:] Urlaub auf dem Bauernhof in Meran und Umgebung
[Translate to English:] Urlaub auf dem Bauernhof in Meran und Umgebung

Alpine landscape, Mediterranean feel

Holiday region

Meran and environs

Meran and environs: between palms and pastures

On a farm holiday in Meran and the surrounding area city life comes together with rustic mountain villages. In addition to vineyards and apple orchards, promising hiking tours and deep insights into the culture await.

On a farm holiday in Meran and the surrounding area city life comes together with rustic mountain villages. In addition to vineyards and apple orchards, promising hiking tours and deep insights into the culture await.

A Farm Holiday in Meran and environs involves a range of different options. This is where north and south, Alpine and Mediterranean, colourful events and untouched nature merge together. A holiday in an apartment or a room in the region of Meran also means many pleasant discoveries: in Meran there are not only chic shops lining ancient arcades, but also beautiful promenades and exclusive wine events. Empress Sissi of Austria used to stay in the mild spa town nestling under the majestic Texel Group. In Ultental valley, the vast landscape captivates and on Deutschnonsberg mountain, gentle forests and culinary festivals, such as the 'Dandelion Weeks', lure visitors. In Schnalstal valley, there are impressive glaciers and ancient farms, while Passeiertal valley holds surprises in store in the form of its customs, and Tschögglberg proves to be a particularly quiet hiking paradise with sparse larch forests.

 

Holidays on a farm in Meran and environs

The villages in the Meran region have held onto their culture and customs, and music bands and marksmen still wear their traditional costumes on festive days. In Ultental valley, there are quaint wooden farms with shingle roofs, in Passeiertal valley there are rather squat wooden buildings, as well as the well-known castle-like 'Schildhöfe' farms, and on Tschögglberg individual farms still have thatched roofs. In Meran and the surrounding villages near the bottom of the valley, the farmers make their living from apple and wine cultivation, while cattle farming is practised at higher altitudes. Here the farmers know their cows by name, sell the milk and sometimes make their own cheese, bacon and smoked sausages.

It is an idyllic holiday, surrounded by nature and traditions, that you can enjoy in an apartment or room in the Meran region. There is never a dull moment, there are numerous cultural events and sights, such as the birthplace of the folk hero Andreas Hofer in St. Leonhard in Passeier and the many churches and chapels in Lana.

 

From the valley floor to the mountain peaks

Various hikes between palm trees, Alpine pastures and glaciers await you in the Meran region. There is a dense network of hiking trails for keen walkers and their families. The 'Waalwege' paths along the ancient irrigation canals, which can be walked almost all year round, are particularly popular. Around Meran there is a large selection of easy hikes as well as demanding mountain tours. Popular hiking areas are the Salten on Tschögglberg, the Stilfser Joch National Park in Ultental valley and the Texel Group Nature Park in the Ötztaler Alps, where mighty three-thousanders await experienced hikers. One of the most beautiful high-Alpine circular hiking trails in the Alps is the 'Meraner Höhenweg', or Meran High-Alpine Trail. It stretches 90 kilometres across the Schnalstal, Pfossental, Pfelderer Tal and Passeiertal valleys. The high-altitude trail circles the Texel Group, with its mountain peaks stretching defiantly into the deep blue sky, in several stages. The ten Spronser lakes, the largest Alpine lake district, are located here at 2,500 metres above sea level. Mountain bikers, canoeists and paragliders also get their money's worth in the Meran region. The Passeiertal valley, Meran and the surrounding area are popular rafting areas, and there is the chance to go paragliding, especially in Ultental valley. In the winter months, there are numerous opportunities for idyllic snow shoe hikes and fun sledging trips. Skiers can make wide curves on skis in the Schnalstal glacier ski area, on the Schwemmalm in Ultental valley, in Pfelders in Passeiertal valley or in Meran 2000 near Hafling. You can leave your car at home on your farm holiday in Meran and surroundings because, in addition to the regular trains, there are numerous hiking buses, bike shuttles and ski buses in winter.

 

When mountains are on fire

Every year on the third Sunday after Pentecost, Sacred Heart Sunday, numerous South Tyroleans clamber up high slopes or mountain peaks and arrange piles of wood into hearts, crosses or large eagles. At dusk, the fires are lit and blaze up into the sky, visible from afar until late at night. The Sacred Heart fires have a historical and religious background. In 1797 Tyrol was occupired by Napoleon, and, in desperation, the Tyrolean estates turned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for help, swearing eternal loyalty to him in return.

Another tradition worth seeing that awaits you on a holiday in an apartment or room is the cattle drive in autumn. Every year, when the cows return from the high pastures of the Passeiertal or Ultental valleys, they are decorated with big bells and colourful wreaths of flowers and welcomed with a big party. The sheep drive in Schnalstal valley, with over 4,000 sheep and goats, is an impressive sight not to be missed on a Farm Holiday in Meran and envrions. In the lower areas covered with vineyards, autumn is a special time, when, in the rustic parlours and cellars of taverns, traditional South Tyrolean dishes such as Schlutzkrapfen and roasted chestnuts are served and washed down with new wine.

 

What does a holiday on a farm in Meran and the surrounding area have to offer?

  • an enchanting spa town with a varied programme of events
  • hiking trails between pastures and glaciers
  • ancient traditions and thriving agriculture0
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Overview of the holiday region

Meran and environs

Apple growing in Etschtal valley, as well as wine growing on the hillsides. Cattle farming with milk production at over 1,000 metres, but also sheep and goat farming. The cattle breed Grauvieh, the Schnalser sheep and the Passeirer mountain goat are well known.

Meran and environs

The harmony of opposites

Ultental valley - Deutschnonsberg

A rural down-to-earth feel

Passeiertal valley

Nature without end

Hafling - Vöran

A quiet hiking paradise

Schnalstal

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Holiday farms in Meran and environs

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Baumannhof flower flower
Fam. Dosser  | Schenna  (Meran and environs)
Livestock, Fruit growing, Wine growing
Farm's own products: milk, eggs, fresh vegetables in season ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm
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Holiday flat from 70€ a night
Salahaus flower flower
Fam. Duregger  | Vöran  (Meran and environs)
Livestock
Farm's own products: eggs, honey, fruit jams ...
Farm offers: guests can take from the farm garden, experience the hay harvest, dumpling cooking course
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Holiday flat from 100€ a night
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Fam. Battocletti  | Lana  (Meran and environs)
Fruit growing
Farm's own products: fruit juice, fresh fruit in season
Farm offers: Farm tour, Farm tour and produce tasting
4,7
"Very good"
(7 Reviews)
Holiday flat from 65€ a night
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Highlights & Events

Pure variety in Meran and environs

Highlights

Events

Ötzi find spot: On the trail of a glacier mummy
Ötzi find spot
On the trail of a glacier mummy
Ancient larch trees in Ultental valley: gnarly giants in St. Gertraud
Ultental valley larches
Gnarly giants in St. Gertraud
Schildhöfe Passeiertal valley: born of nobility and privilege
Schildhöfe Passeier valley
Born of nobility and privilege
Meran Spa: an oasis of wellbeing in the middle of Meran
Meran Spa
Oasis of wellbeing in the middle of Meran
Castle Tyrol: old walls with history
Castle Tyrol
Old walls with history
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle: flower power
Trauttmansdorff Castle
Flower power
Knottnkinos: Where nature calls the shots
Knottnkinos
Where nature calls the shots
07-14
July
South Tyrol Classic Car Rally
Schenna
21
July
Ulten Farm Run
Ulten
August
Farmers’ Night Market
Ulten
25
August
Burggräfler Palio
Meran
September
Sheep Drive
Schnals
September
Pfelders Cattle Drive
Moos in Passeier
September
Ultental Valley Cattle Drive
Ulten
September
Meran Gran Prix
Meran
05-06
May/Oct
Every first Sunday of the month from May to October
‘Tallner Sunntig’
Schenna
20-03
Oct/Nov
Chestnut Days
Tisens
08-12
November
Fine Wine and Food Festival
Meran
29-31
Nov/Dec
Fri - Sun during advent incl. 05/12/24, 23/12/24, 24/12/24 & 31/12/24
Sterntaler Christmas Market
Lana
April
Trauttmansdorff Castle
Meran
13
April
Farm Blossom Festival
Lana
21
April
Haflinger Horse Race
Meran
April
Farmers’ Gourmet Mile
Lana
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