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Belle Epoque Merano Tour

Merano (Meran)
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Informationen zur Tour Belle Epoque Merano Tour

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  • Duration
    2:00 h
  • Distance
    3.3km
  • Altitude
    60 m
  • Altitude
    60 m
  • Max. height
    372 m
Exploring walk through the districts of Maiabassa (Untermais) and Maiaalta (Obermais).

Directions


Our walking tour begins at the centrally located Piazza Teatro (Theaterplatz) Square. Across from the Civic Theatre, which is named for the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, there is a bus stop and a taxi stand. From there, we turn onto Corso Libertà (Freiheitsstraße) Street. After just a few metres, the high volume of pedestrians reduces. This road, which runs parallel to Merano’s portici (Lauben), or covered arcades, has developed into a popular area for strolling and shopping in recent years. Above the newly installed Piazza Cassa di Risparmio (Sparkassenplatz) Square, Corso Libertà has developed into a fascinating mix of glamorous Art Nouveau architecture on the right and urban shopping architecture on the left side. We will, however, turn up the gently sloping ramp across from Piazza Cassa di Risparmio Square, up to the Passeggiata Lungo Passirio (Kurpromenade) and then make an immediate left. The celebrated Merano Kurhaus, the old spa building, is a nice example of the art nouveau style. We continue up to the Post Bridge, which also dates from the turn of the century. We cross the Passirio (Passer) River and turn left onto Via Cavour (Cavourstraße) Street at Sissi Park. To the right, you’ll see the prestigious Palace Hotel. Continue along Via Cavour, which has a bit of an uphill grade. Then after about 150 metres, turn right onto Via Winkel (Winkelweg). This little road serves as the boundary between two of Merano’s main districts: Maia Bassa (Untermais) and Maia Alta (Obermais). After about 200 metres, turn left onto Via Schaffer (Schafferstraße) and follow it, passing Schiller Park, until the road ends. Then we turn left onto Via Dante Alighieri (Dante-Alighieri Straße) and eventually reach the newly redesigned Piazza Fontana (Brunnenplatz) Square. The Via Salita alla Chiesa (Kirchsteig), a small lane, begins directly at the piazza. Turn down onto this lane and continue down the hill, not too steep, until you reach Via San Giorgio (St. Georgsstraße). From there, it’s best to descend again, without much of a grade, along the Passeggiata d’Estate (Sommerpromenade), or Summer Promenade. Follow it until you reach the Post Bridge again. This time, stay on the left side of the Passirio River, strolling past the Merano Thermal Baths to Ponte Teatro (Theatrebrücke) Bridge. Cross the bridge, and you will have reached Piazza Teatro, the starting point of your city tour.

Starting point

Piazza Teatro (Theaterplatz)

Target point

Piazza Teatro (Theaterplatz)

Parking

There are numerous parking options in the Merano (Meran) city centre. The underground parking garage of Merano's thermal baths are located very close to Piazza Teatro (Theaterplatz). 

Public transportation

Merano (Meran) is accessible from Val Venosta (Vinschgau) by train or by bus. Get off at the main train station/bus station. Buses run into Piazza Teatro (Theaterplatz) from there. 

Directions

Merano (Merano) is reachable by car on the clearway MeBo (gateway Merano Sud or Marlengo). 

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