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

The Blossom Festival days are just as much part of the Val d'Adige/Etschtal Valley spring as bells ringing out at Easter. They will take place from 02.04.-15.04.2018 in Lana, Cermes/Tscherms, Postal/Burgstall and Gargazon/Gargazzone.

And what by now is the 23th edition of this popular series of events promises once again to become a festival for the senses full of varied experiences.

Blossom Festival


A marvellous atmosphere is waiting for you! The half-marathon is very popular in South Tyrol. In the last years, about 1600 runners have always participated in the race.


Spring Half-Marathon Meran

The Urban History of Lana is the theme of the May LanaLive Festival. How Lana changed in the past years?
LanaLive brings all its cultural resources to bear on the different settlements, presenting shows, investigating performance venues and auditoriums.
You can expect a number of concerts, various performances including theatre, an exhibition, film screenings and investigative tours of the settlements.

LanaLive Festival

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

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
Juli is in Lana the month of the open-air theatre performances. This is also when the Freilichtspiele Lana Association stages its original annual modern popular theatre repertoire in front of large audiences.

Open air theatre

July 2017
Perfect for shopaholics: the long Thursdays. On Thursdays all participating shops, restaurants and food booths in the centre of Lana are open until late. So, once a week the pedestrian area turns into a big party for the young and young-at-heart.

Long Thursdays


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
In this two weeks our guests learn all there is to know about the chestnut's significance from woodland to kitchen. The chestnut was once part of local farming life. It was ground into flour and baked into chestnut bread.

Old recipes from those days have been rediscovered, chestnut bread traditionally baked in old stone ovens, and farmers' wives at the market sell chestnut bread and cakes and other chestnut treats. Chestnut walks, "Keschtnfestl" (chestnut party), talks and conducted tours all open our eyes to this special fruit. Culture, gastronomy and tradition meet in this special event.

Keschtnriggl - Chestnut Festival

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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