Spa Town Merano

Merano is a perfect location for recreation holidays. It is situated in the Etsch valley well protected from the Ötztaler alps, Sarntaler alps and Ortler alps. Because of this specific location it has a mild, mediterranian climate.

During summertime one can walk under palm trees along the promenades beside the Passer river and also the botanical gardens of Merano is world famous. And beside local spa hotels also the Thermal Baths of Merano offer numerous spa- and well being treatments.

Both hikers and those interested in culture will find a variety of activities: Explore the nature preserve Texelgruppe or hike on top of the Ifinger or on the Virgiljoch. Visit museums and castles or enjoy one of the many cultural events in Merano and surroundings. Website about the spa town Merano in South Tyrol

Meraner Höhenweg

The Meraner Höhenweg is a popular hiking trail around the Texelgruppe near Merano in South Tyrol. In approx. 1,400 m it leads from the Schnals valley into the Pfossen valley, then over the Eisjöchl (2,895 m) in the Pfelderer valey and via Passeier valley and the basin of Merano back to the origin.

Five to six stages are normally needed to complete the full trail with overnight stays in the mountain huts along the way. But it is also possible to make only parts of the hiking path since there are cable cars from several villages in the valleys that take you to or from the trail. Website about the Meraner Höhenweg hiking path in South Tyrol

Val Gardena

Val Gardena is one of the valleys in South Tyrol where ladinian is spoken. It branches off the Eisack valley between Brixen and Bolzano and leads directly into the wonderful mountain landscape of the dolomites.

The landscape of Val Gardena is mainly dominated from the mighty Langkofel and the Sellagruppe. The main villages are S. Cristina, Ortisei and Selva Gardena at the end of the valley.

The valley itself and the surrounding dolomites offer numerous hiking possibilities of all difficulty levels ranging from easy trails through the valley and alpine pasture hikes up to demanding via ferrata.

And in winter Val Gardena is a very popular skiing area. But the snow covered landscape invites also to practice cross country skiing hiking or skating. Website about Val Gardena in Südtirol

Provinz Verlag

The Provinz Verlag is a non-profit publishing house which promotes literature from South Tyrol.

The name Provinz Verlag on one hand shall point out the peripheral geographical location of South Tyrol. On the other hand it stands for the support of artists and writers "from the province".

Just check out the book catalogue if you are looking for a nice book to read during your recreation holidays in South Tyrol. Website of the south tyrolean publishing house Provinz Verlag