schloss tirol und dorf tirol
schloss tirol und dorf tirol


Tirolo, the cradle of the State of Tyrol, stretches from the Mediterranean climate of Merano to the high alpine Sopranes Lakes

Tirolo - an entire country is summed up in a single municipality. Here, Tyrol Castle, the ancestral castle of the Counts of Tyrol and the cradle of the entire country, is enthroned proudly and visible from afar. In this historic building, the South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History tells the long, eventful and interesting story of the former county from its beginnings to the present day. It is only a few kilometres from Tirolo to the spa town of Merano below, as the village is situated on a sunny panoramic terrace above the valley basin.

The area is extensive: The municipality stretches from the idyllic centre of the main village to the Earth Pyramids above the castle, from Mt. Benedetto high up into the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, and from the village of San Pietro in Tirolo on the sunny slope of Merano to Monte San Zeno. Due to these differences in altitude, you can enjoy a varied and contrasting natural landscape, where cypresses, palm trees and oleanders are blooming. Further up, where the mountain peaks above often remain snow-covered until early summer, the landscape changes into alpine territory. Throughout the municipality there are about 70 km of marked walking and hiking paths at all altitudes, from the botanical promenades to the low mountain range and up to the high alpine Sopranes Lakes.

These lakes form the largest lake district in South Tyrol and are essential for the water supply of Merano and the surrounding area. The Muta Farms on the Merano High Route are also worth a visit - they are among the oldest farms in the area. Families will find a wide range of activities around Tirolo and its little villages for unforgettable holidays, from bird shows at the Bird Care Centre at Tyrol Castle to a day of swimming in the Tirolo outdoor pool. When winter begins, Tyrol Castle is transformed into an enchanting Christmas wonderland at the Tyrol Castle Advent.

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