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The 7 Gardens of the Kränzelhof Winery and Monteleone Castle, one of the most impressive castles in South Tyrol, make Cermes unique

The wine village of Marlengo is followed by the tranquil village of Cermes southwards through the Adige Valley before reaching the market town of Lana. Cermes with its hamlets of Baslan (Basling) and Monteleone (Lebenberg) stretches out amidst magnificent orchards on the slopes of the Adige Valley. Above it rises the Monte San Vigilio mountain, a small hiking and skiing area, while the road from Cermes leads to the Passo Palade. It is the crossing point from South Tyrol into the Trentino, where several hiking trails start and where the Passo Palade Bunker with its mineral exhibition is located.

Monteleone Castle towers proudly above the village. Built in 1426 by the Lords of Marlengo and once called Löwenberg Castle, it has been extended again and again. During a guided tour, you can admire the French ornamental garden, the three-storey chapel, the inner courtyards, the Knights' Hall and the Rococo Hall of Mirrors. However, the hill was already settled earlier: The wall structures found here date back at least to the Roman imperial period. Other sights in the village are the Parish Church of St. Sebastian and the small St. Anna Church. The Kränzelhof Winery, a manor house with enchanting 7 Gardens - including a Labyrinth Garden and the Garden of Faith - can also be found in Cermes and is well worth a visit.

Thanks to the proximity to Merano, 5 km away, you can reach the spa town in a short time for a cultural and shopping excursion or a night out. Above Cermes, the longest Waalweg path in South Tyrol, the Marlengo Waalweg, winds its way for 12 kilometres from Cermes to Tel at the entrance to the Val Venosta valley. The hike offers beautiful views on the Merano valley basin all the way to the majestic Dolomites and the peaks of the Tessa Group. They are often still covered in snow when the apple trees around Cermes are already in full bloom.

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