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Meransen, in South Tyrol, is medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts and 240 acres if terrain over 8 pistes.  

General information

Meransen is a paradise for walking. There are countless walking and hiking paths as well as demanding mountaineering routes, perfect for enjoying the natural landscapes.    

Language

Italian is the official language but as it is so close to Germany, most of the population also speak German. English is widely spoken as it is a popular ski resort.  

Currency

The Italian currency is the Euro. The ATM’s in Italy are known as “Bancomat” and are easy to find. Most reputable establishments will accept major credit cards.  

Best travel time

Meransen boasts 280days of sun a year – up to 12 hours of sunshine in summer and 8 hours in winter. Meransen is one of the sunnies tplaces in all of South Tyrol. In winter, Meransen is a perfect skiing destination as the area is covered in a thick white blanket of snow. Snowshoehiking, cross-country skiing, ice skating and tobogganing are also available.  

Country and People

Country and People

Traditions and Culture

When the days get shorter and temperatures drop in the mountains, it's high time for the cattle to return to their stables. Elaborately decorated cows, sheep and goats go on their "way home"with the shepherds. With bells, straps and colorful adornments, the herds are decorated beautifully. Thousands of visitors and area natives come to the Almabtrieb in Meransen, one of the largest in South Tyrol.  

Getting around

Getting around

By plane

The state capital, Bozen, has a regional airport. Direct flights are available, depending on the season! Nearby airports are: Innsbruck, Treviso, Venice, Klagenfurt, Verona, Munich and Milan.  

Discover and Enjoy

Discover and Enjoy

Sights

One of the most beautiful sights in Meransen is the Parish Church of St. James and St. Three Virgins. The Late Gothic church building built in 1775 with its gothic tower built in 1472 is a meeting point for hikes in and around Meransen.   The Gitschberg offers amazing, panoramic views of the area so it is worth the 2,510m hike up there. At the top you will get the view of more than 500 peaks of the Dolomites, the Zillertal Alps, the Ötztal Alps and the Stubai Alps.

Food

Meransen, being in South Tyrol, is in the middle of three distinct cultures (Italian, Tyrolean and Ladin) so displays a wide variety of cuisine of flavours and ingredients.   The climate allows for a wealth of quality produce to be grown such as red berries, apples and leafy vegetables. South Tyrol is responsible for one tenth of Europe’s apple production and this is why the fruit is prominent in many of the dishes. The region is also well known for its wine production and their wine is sold all over the world.   Local specialities include ‘Schlutzkrapfen’(ravioli filled with spinach and cheese), dumplings, smoked meats and roast venison.

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