The walk along the Passirio river in the town of Merano A couple on a bridge overlooking the city of Merano Square with statue and church in Merano in Alto Adige The houses of the Christmas Market of Merano Man and woman walking on snow with sledges Wooden fences and two people walking in winter in the mountains

Winter at Hotel Westend: Merano 2000 and much more!

Come and experience the magic atmosphere of a winter holiday in Merano. A shuttle bus will take you in no time and hassle at Merano 2000 ski area. Thanks to the central location of Hotel Westend, you can safely leave your car at the Hotel and enthusiastically take advantage of the Shuttle Service.

Christmas Markets

The Merano Christmas Market (28/11/2014-06/01/2015) is more than just an event: it is an experience for all the senses. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this famous Christmas market and enjoy its warmth and cosiness. The Merano Christmas Market stands for an intriguing mix of delicious South Tyrolean food, traditional handicraft, folkloristic elements and exciting new ideas. Directly held on the promenade of Merano, the Christmas market in Merano offers an indescribably Christmassy atmosphere in a non unsurpassable scenery.

Salewa Basecamp

Looking for an adventure? The Salewa Basecamp Merano (26/12/2014-09/01/2015) offers you just that. A tent camp will be set up at a height of 2.300 metres by the world-famous South Tyrolean mountain sports brand “Salewa”. A night spent in one of those tents is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and makes for a great Christmas present: gift vouchers are available from the Merano Tourist Bureau.

Merano 2000

Whether you wish to go skiing, sledding, snowboarding or hiking: Merano 2000 is the place to be. Situated above the town of Merano, this family-friendly ski area caters to the needs of winter sports enthusiasts while offering a wide range of activities for children: at “Luckis Kinderland”, kids are looked after and can learn basic skiing techniques. 40 km pure skiing pleasure, spread over 9 ski runs of varying levels of difficulty, 25 km routes for snowshoeing in the middle of a magnificent landscape, a fun toboggan run and a cross-country skiing slope: everything is just perfect! Thrill seekers should not miss out on a ride on the Alpine Bob, Italy’s longest bobsled ride.

Merano Thermal Baths

If you prefer to relax and spoil yourself, look no further: the conveniently located Thermal Baths (Terme Merano) offer you state-of-the-art facilities and top class comfort right in the centre of Merano. 15 pools (including two thermal pools with radon), a sauna complex, steam baths and a wide range of treatments guarantee a thoroughly invigorating experience. In this structure, designed by the famous architect Thun, during winter  you can enjoy the warmth inside, or even swim to the outside and enjoy a wonderfully radiant winter landscape while being immersed in warm water.

Art and culture

Take a trip into Merano’s past and present by visiting its intriguing museums and art galleries. Whether its “Merano Arte”, a lavish contemporary art gallery, the unique Women’s Museum or other fascinating collections: Merano’s museums put on display both the town’s rich cultural heritage and its creative, exciting present.

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