Events and things to do in Lana

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located in the town of Merano (Meran) in northern Italy, is a botanical garden nestled into a twelve-hectare amphitheatre with an altitude differential of 100 meters. Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the spa resort town of Merano.

Colorful plants from all around the world thrive and bloom in Trauttmansdorff’s more than eighty garden landscapes. Ideal for both children and adults as well as for botany experts and laymen alike, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle is a unique blend of botanical garden and recreational attraction. Multifaceted Experience Stations, spectacular themed gardens, Artist Pavilions and intriguing animals turn the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle – within easy walking distance from Merano – into a colorful world where visitors enjoy a variety of different experiences.

The Touriseum, South Tyrol’s Province Museum of Tourism, covers 200 years of tourism history in Tyrol and Merano in a very engaging way.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

from 1. April
Shopping on hot summer eventings - June to August is the time of the "long shopping evenings" in the centre of Lana. These evenings are a meeting point for locals and guests to stroll and browse through the shops.

Shopping until late in the evening - this is what is on offer in Lana on the balmy summer evenings from 30 June to 18 August 2022: In the pedestrian zone Lana am Gries, visitors can look forward to eight "long shopping evenings" with shops open until 9 pm.

In the pedestrian zone, shopping becomes a very special experience: stroll through the pedestrian zone, discover a wide range of offers in the numerous shops, enjoy the evening... For a break in between, the cosy cafés and restaurants invite you to linger.

Lana23 - long shopping evenings


The International street artists festival „Asphaltart“ takes place in the streets of Merano, hundreds of street artists from all over the world come to Merano. They transform the streets and squares into a stage of magic moments.

Asfaltart 2016

24th - 26th June 2022
The garden of Trauttmansdorff is the spectacular setting of open-air wordl music concerts. It will present you world-class concerts highlighting music from different countries. This concerts has become one of the most important world music festivals in Italý.

Garden Nights at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

June - August
From Juli until august our tourist office offers an extensive children's summer program where the children can do handicrafts, do rafting, visit a horse barn and also do a ride on a horse coach ecc.

Kid's summer in Lana

July - August
The Roman Amphitheater stands in the middle of the historic center of Verona, which today is the scene of what is probably the most famous opera festival. Every year in July and August Verona becomes a Mecca for all opera lovers.

Opera nights in Verona

June - August

The Merano Music Festival was introduced in 1986 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the renowned spa town Merano. It gave fresh impetus to Merano·s tradition as a music town. From the very beginning the festival has been set to meet the highest artistic demands. Under the supervision of artistic director Andreas Cappello the Merano Music Festival quickly rose to great fame, making it a point of reference among Europe·s festivals.
Merano lends a special aura to the festival. Its architecture dates back to the height of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and reveals its history as traditional spa town in the heart of South Tyrol.

By now all great orchestras from Budapest, Gothenburg, Israel, London, Moscow, Paris, St.Petersburg, Prague and Warsaw have turned the Merano Music Festival into a festival of symphonies. World class musicians such as Charles Dutoit, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Sir Roger Norrington, Mstislav Rostropovitch produced unforgettable performances, for which the light-flooded atmosphere of the "Kursaal" offered the ideal ambience.
Designed by the Austrian architect Friedrich Ohmann, the Kursaal is a unique example of Jugendstil architecture and one of the most beautiful concert halls in Europe. Its vast and elegant interior has wonderful acoustics, inspiring the musicians to superb performances.
The Merano Music Festival started as an insider tip and has now become an international meeting point for classical music.

Merano Music Weeks

The Grand prix of Merano is one of the most beautiful race courses in North Italy. The event is linked with the National Lottery and the European Lottery. So the price for the 1st place is very high.

Grand prix of Merano

May to Oktober
One of the greatest highlights of the spa-town, it represents the most traditional and typical event in Merano. Every year the town receives thousands of enthusiastic visitors.

The Merano Grape Festival


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