Schenna Castle is the former residence of Archduke Johann of Austria.
The castle dates from the 14th to the 18th centuries and contains furniture, paintings, weapons and exhibits on the history of Tyrol.
The burial place of Archduke John is accommodated below in the neo-Gothic mausoleum.
Merano, the town on the River Passer, is popular for its Mediterranean climate and has been known as a spa town since the 19th century. Stroll along the promenade, past beautiful buildings such as the historic Kurhaus and the parish church and stroll through the old town with its "Lauben" or take a leisurely stroll along the Tappeinerweg.
The botanical gardens at Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano have been delighting visitors since 2001. Among other things, visitors can marvel at 80 colorful garden landscapes from all over the world on an area of 12 hectares as well as the "Touriseum" tourism museum. New since 2011 is the "Botanical Underworld", which takes visitors into a mysterious, subterranean realm of the plant world. A restaurant with a magnificent view of the gardens, a bird aviary and a water lily pond with koi carp are further attractions worth seeing.
Tirol Castle in Dorf Tirol is the eye-catcher high above the town of Meran and was once the ancestral castle of the Counts of Tirol. Today, the majestic building houses the South Tyrolean Museum of Cultural and Regional History. Next to the castle is a falconry with a bird of prey care station, which organizes a daily bird of prey flight show at 11.15 am and 3.15 pm.
In the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano you will find Ötzi, the famous Iceman, as well as a permanent exhibition presenting the most important archaeological finds in South Tyrol. Exciting and valuable, sometimes very bizarre findings, publications and products relating to Ötzi the Iceman as well as a new naturalistic reconstruction of the Iceman await you.