Rich in living culture, Schenna, South Tyrol
Culture, Hotel Hohenwart, Schenna, South Tyrol
Culture, Hotel Hohenwart, South Tyrol
Mausoleum, Schenna, Hotel Hohenwart, South Tyrol


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Attractions & sightseeing in South Tyrol, Italy

Experiencing South Tyrol in all its facets

South Tyrol is a meeting point of cultures and contrasts. Germanic, Italian and Ladin cultures all converge in this fascinating region of Northern Italy, with its fascinating blend of Alpine and Mediterranean lifestyles.

The landscape is characterized by towering mountain peaks and green valleys filled with orchards and vineyards: a real paradise for the whole family, lovers of nature and an irresistible attraction for hikers, mountain bikers, skiers, and golfers. From the springtime blossoming of the apple trees right until the very end of the season, there are a few things every visitor should not miss:

Stroll through the enchanting towns rich in atmosphere, visit the weekly markets offering regional specialties and participate in cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions. There is the Toerggelen in autumn and ancient castles and fortresses to visit, such as the Trautmannsdorff Castle or museums telling of bygone days, golf courses with their vivid greens and panoramic views against the backdrop of the mountains that attract players from all over, while playing under the towering peaks – perennial custodians of winter pleasures on their slopes for both adults and children.

  • Schenna Castle, attractions in Merano and environs

    Schenna Castle

    Built around 1350, during the time of Margarethe Maultasch, and still in the possession of notable members of the Tyrolean aristocracy, it is to Archduke John of Austria in particular that Schenna Castle owes its current prominence among the castles and palaces of South Tyrol. Tyrol's history, art and culture – weapons from six centuries – the largest private Andreas Hofer collection – paintings by major European artists – portraits of notable personages from Tyrolean and Austrian history – furniture and objects from everyday life from the year dot – a magnificent view of Schenna and Meran with its wonderful surroundings. 

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  • the mausoleum in Scena, holiday at Hotel Hohenwart

    The mausoleum

    The mausoleum was built between 1860 and 1869 according to the plans of the Vienna architect professor Moritz Wappler, as a burial place for Archduke Johann of Austria and his family.

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  • Castle Trauttmansdorff, attractions at Merano

    Castle Trauttmansdorff

    The castle gardens have been transformed into a botanical garden with some 5,400 plants from all over the world and eleven pavilions designed by artists. The complex is one of Europe's six most impressive gardens. The castle accommodates the "Touriseum" which presents 200 years of Alpine tourism history.


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  • South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, attractions

    South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

    The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology is located in the historical center of the city of Bolzano. Within the overall historical framework, the Iceman ("Ötzi"), and his accompanying artifacts occupy a central position in the exhibition area.

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  • Messner Mountain Museum Firmian, attractions

    Messner Mountain Museum Firmian

    Man's encounter with the mountains

    As the centerpiece of the Messner Mountain Museum, MMM Firmian in Sigmundskron Castle near Bozen addresses the subject of man's encounter with the mountains. In a setting dominated by the various peaks between the Schlern and the Texel range, the museum is spacious enough to be organized as an itinerary between the various works of art, installations, and relics that it houses. The paths, stairs, and towers lead visitors from the depths of the mountain, where their origins and exploitation are brought to life, and the religious significance of the peaks as an aid to orientation and a bridge to the beyond, to the history of mountaineering and the alpine tourist industry that we know today. Annual exhibitions are also held.


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  • Tirol Castle, attractions Hotel Hohenwart, Souht Tyrol

    Tirol Castle

    Tirol Castle is the ancestral home of the Counts of Tirol. In 1270 Count Meinhard II successfully opposes the prince bishops in the region and unifies it under his name. The Count is adroit, exacts payment for his favours and only allows goods to pass through his realm on payment of tolls and duties. This proved lucrative, for anybody travelling between the Germanic north and Italy had to pass through Tyrol. Today the castle accommodates a museum dedicated to the history of Tyrol and South Tyrol.


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  • Prince’s Castle Merano, attractions in South tyrol

    Prince’s Castle Merano

    This residence of the rulers of Tyrol from 1470 onwards is a good example of a private noble residence. It is one of the most complete and best-preserved castles in South Tyrol: the exhibition includes precious antique furniture and a collection of ancient musical instruments.


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  • Women's museum, attractions at Merano, South Tyrol

    Women's museum

    In the museum you can see articles of clothing, accessories and all-day things, which narrate us the story women in the last 200 years. The visitor gets an image of the role, the ideals and the working-life of "normal" women.

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  • exhibition centre Kunst Meran, Hotel Hohenwart

    Merano Arte

    Kunst Meran is an exhibition centre that serves as a platform for contemporary forms of expression. Some 500 m² of exhibition space on three floors offers regularly changing shows covering the plastic arts, architecture, literature, music, photography and new media.


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  • The winemuseum, attractions, Hotel Hohenwart

    The winemuseum

    In its four spacious halls the wine-growing museum shows beautiful tools used in viniculture across the ages. Many now forgotten tools have been collected over decades of dedicated work and the collection now ranges from tools for cultivating the land and for grape gathering and carrying to equipment and means for pest control. There are also tools for the cultivation of cereals and the processing of cereals.


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  • Markets in Merano and environs, Hotel Hohenwart


    A number of markets enliven Merano’s commercial life: the most extensive and best known is the Friday market from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at piazzale Prader and along via Mainardo (up the intersection with via Huber). Food and clothing.

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Perfect wellness hotel to let your soul dangle

This hotel invites to relax and let your soul dangle. Beautiful rooms, a big pool with whirlpool, outdoor pool and family sauna, fitness room and the fantastic saline-water pool on the roof of the hotel help you relax. Last but not least, the excellent food and friendly staff bring the holiday to perfection.

Barbara (56-60) - Holidaycheck
The perfect combination of hiking and wellness

A fantastic place for hiking and relaxing. The kitchen offers something for every taste and the wine selection speaks for itself.

Sabine (56-60) - Holidaycheck
Dream holidays also for small families

We have stayed at Hohenwart for 3 years in a row and again it was outstanding, also with our 16 month old daughter! The food is really excellent. And the offers for toddlers with playground, playroom and swimming pool are really great.

Thorsten (34-40) - Holidaycheck