There is so much to discover… We have listed the most popular things to see in Tirolo and Merano for you.
Tirolo is characterized by its history, so Castel Tirol gave the whole country its name. On a moraine hill west of Tirolo, today surrounded by stately vineyards, Castel Tirol was built in 1160. In its varied history, the castle has been rebuilt and rebuilt several times, in 1347 it was even besieged unsuccessfully by King Karl of Bohemia. Today Castel Tirol functions as a provincial museum and is used for numerous cultural events. You can reach Castel Tirol on foot from Villa Fortuna by taking a leisurely walk of about 30 minutes.
Bird care center in Tirolo
The bird care center is located directly next to Castel Tirol. Here injured birds of prey are replenished and broods are raised, in order to release these then again into liberty. Daily seizing flight demonstrations take place, in the context of which the sublime birds put your flight knowledge to the show.
In June 2002 the new “Burglehenpark” was opened at the entrance to Tirolo. The park is surrounded by orchards and vines and offers a wonderful 360° panoramic view of the surrounding area. The numerous sunny seats invite you to spend idle hours around the natural pond. The Burglehenpark can be reached on foot from Villa Fortuna in about 15 minutes.
Thanks to its founder Hans Norman Falkner (1906 – 1988) this one kilometer long panorama promenade has been circling the center of Tirolo since 1972/73. Its founder recognized the value of the view with a view of the three castles: Castel Tirol, the South Tyrolean State Museum of Cultural and Regional History; the Brunnenburg, which houses the Museum of Agriculture, and Castle Thurnstein. Just a stone’s throw away from Villa Fortuna, the Falconer’s Path is perfect for an evening walk, surrounded by Mediterranean flair with olive trees, cypresses and rosemary. The extensive wine landscape offers a view over the whole valley basin of Merano.
Chairlift Tirolo – Merano
You simply cannot reach the spa town of Merano in a more elegant way. After a walk of about 20 minutes you can reach the top station of the panoramic chairlift from Villa Fortuna. From here you can glide silently and lightheartedly down into the center of Merano, just above the vineyards. Without the stress of driving, without the annoying search for a parking space, but with a great view you can easily reach the many attractions of the spa town.
The portici of Merano
Trade has been conducted here since the early Middle Ages. In the longest shopping street in Tirol, the Portici, historical architecture, modern stores, cosy bars and inviting restaurants meet. In an exciting mix of Mediterranean lifestyle, Tyrolean traditions and German precision. A stroll through the portici is simply part of a stay at Villa Fortuna!
The famous Merano Promenades lead on both sides of the river Passer from the city center to the wild Gulf Gorge east of the city. Thanks to their low gradient and their diverse Mediterranean fauna, the Promenades are an ideal destination for all those who seek peace and relaxation with moderate physical activity. Ideal for letting your soul dangle, but also for finding maximum relaxation in the shortest time possible
With the new construction of the Terme Merano in 2005, the city of Merano has created a real jewel for itself. The 15 indoor and outdoor pools with different water temperatures offer pure water and bathing pleasure, while the SPA area offers soothing massages and treatments. Terme Merano is open 365 days a year, from early morning to late at night, and is the ideal place to spend happy, relaxing hours under the sign of maximum relaxation.
The botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
Around Trauttmansdorff Castle, where Empress Sissi spent her stays in Merano, you will find the most beautiful botanical garden in the Alpine region. The 4 garden worlds extend here over 12 hectares and a height difference of 100 meters. There are botanical highlights to be discovered at any time of the year, and one of the highlights is certainly the tulip blossom in spring. For a visit to the botanical gardens of Merano, it is better to plan at least half a day or even a whole day, so that you can experience all the splendor in peace.