Hiking in Meran: Tappeiner Trail

Tappeiner Trail near Meran

The Tappeiner Trail near Meran leads from the city centre of the spa town along the Küchelberg slope to Gratsch, at an altitude of 380 m above sea level.

Access to Tappeiner Trail from Meran centre
  • Via Tiroler Steig behind the parish church
  • Galileistraße (valley station chair lift Meran-Dorf Tirol)
  • Verdistraße (Schlehdorfsteig)
  • From Zenoburg Castle past the ruins of the Powder Tower

In addition to the splendid panoramic view over the roofs of the renowned spa town of Meran and the entire Meran & environs region, a mix of lush Alpine and Mediterranean vegetation awaits you. Thanks to the micro-climatic conditions, the trail is decorated with oak trees, eucalyptus, olive trees, palm trees and cacti. This trail was sponsored by botanist, doctor and anthropologist Dr. Franz Tappeiner from Laas in the Vinschgau Valley in the west of South Tyrol.
Ten telescopes along the promenade give way to a view of architectonic highlights in the city centre and the surroundings of Meran.

The most popular strolling path is four kilometres long with almost no inclination. The different access spots make it possible to also undertake only a part of the path. Hence, the Tappeiner Trail alpine path in Meran is ideal for a relaxing walk throughout the year.