Merano's tradition as winter destination
During the second half of the 19th century Merano was known as southernmost German-speaking destination by the peers of North-Germany. When bad weather aggrieved the mood they escaped to Merano, where they could expect a mild and sunny climate. So Merano was called the “sun-balcony of the Alps”.
For a long period Italians had no interest in visiting Merano because they had similar climatic conditions. After the First World War South Tyrol became part of Italy and Merano got more interesting as the northernmost province of Italy.
Other important points of interests are the castle of Tyrol and the history of Merano as old capital city of Tyrol. Merano was also famous as a transition destination. With a stopover, travelers to or from Italy could acclimatize their bodies perfectly. Merchants often settled in Merano during the winter period and exploited the advantages of the growing tourism. The combination of Alpine and Mediterranean flair was the main reason for an overnight stay Merano.
Merano was able to equal all benefits of other southern destinations without their disadvantages. You could enjoy comfortable temperatures, a blooming landscape and a unique culture, without a long journey, noise and communication barriers.
All these advantages are still relevant today, so come to visit the exciting Merano right now! We would be glad to welcome you at the Hotel Terme Merano…