Scena Castle & Mausoleum

Built in 1350, the Scena Castle has been owned by several well-known noble families of Tyrol over the years. In 1845, Archduke John purchased the castle, which he left to the Counts of Merano after his death, who still own, live in and manage it. In the Scena Castle today you can find various collections of the Archduke, personal items from his daily life, weapons from six different centuries, paintings and portraits as well as the largest private collection dedicated to Andreas Hofer.
The property also includes the neo-Gothic mausoleum on the church hill in Scena, right next to the parish church. In the underground crypt chapel with its heavy cross-ribbed vaults there are the marble sarcophagus of Archduke John and his wife.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Touriseum

A very special highlight in the area of Merano and environs are the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle with over 5,800 plant species and 83 garden landscapes from all over the world. 7 panoramic paths lead through the Water and Terraced Gardens to the top of the desert hill with succulent plants. In the middle of the Gardens stands a former holiday residence of Empress Sissi – Trauttmansdorff Castle, which today houses the Touriseum - South Tyrol Museum of Tourism. Ready for a fascinating journey through 200 years of tourism history in South Tyrol?

Merano Thermal Baths

The Merano Thermal Baths welcome you with 25 pools, including the cold sauna plunge pool, the 240 m² large indoor-outdoor pool and the hot whirlpool. Furthermore, the wellness oasis in the heart of Merano also houses a brand new sauna area with 6 different saunas and 8 themed relaxation rooms to unwind and feel good. And if you want to keep fit, you can do it in the new gym with modern sports equipment and a team of professional trainers.

Ötzi Museum in Bolzano and Senales

In the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology you can admire an archaeological sensation: Ötzi, the "Iceman". In 1991, the frozen mummy was found by chance in the area of Giogo Tisa in the Val Senales valley, along with his clothing and equipment. After years of research, it was discovered that the glacier mummy was 5,300 years old and lived in the late Neolithic period.
In the open-air museum archeoParc in the Val Senales valley, Ötzi's living environment has been recreated - a special experience for young and old alike.