gargazon dorfplatz
gargazon dorfplatz


The sustainably built nature outdoor pool in Gargazzone is an own ecosystem with a pond and a play stream for the little ones

Almost exactly in the middle between the provincial capital of Bolzano and the spa town of Merano is Gargazzone or Gargazon, a quiet village without its own districts, but with several sports facilities. The Kröll Tower is depicted in the coat of arms of this small municipality: It is a watchtower that was built already in 1240 and still towers above the village today. The three trees represent the rich fruit-growing in the area, which provides visitors not only with the best products, but also with wonderful holiday memories of the apple blossom in the Merano countryside around Gargazzone in spring.

In the centre of Gargazzone stands the Sacred Heart Parish Church in neo-Romanesque style. Other buildings worth seeing, situated among the cosy cafés and small shops, are the relics of St. Octonius and a 14th century fresco in the small St. John's Church. The marble memorial plaque at the Berger Farm, which is a reminder of the Tyrolean Rebellion led by Andreas Hofer, is also well-known. The municipal area extends from the Adige River to the slopes of the Monzoccolo mountain, but only up to about 400 m a.s.l. The higher altitudes can be reached by cable car from the neighbouring municipality of Postal and feature beautiful hiking paths that can be walked at any time of the year.

For those who like to be active, there are numerous sports possibilities in Gargazzone and the surrounding area. A hike leads to the waterfall of the Rio Eschio stream with its seven falls. In the sports zone on the edge of the village, there are tennis courts, a skating park, a football ground, a place to stop for refreshments and the nature outdoor pool, and in the surroundings one of South Tyrol's climbing gardens. Moreover, Gargazzone is appreciated as a very child-friendly village. The large playground with an area of about 5,000 sqm and several smaller playgrounds offer space for romping. A few years ago, the village was awarded the "child-friendly municipality" designation.

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