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Appealing events in Merano and surroundings

Whether you’re interested in culture, sports or fine cuisine: In Merano and surroundings you will find a host of events for all ages, in any season.


Merano WineFestival

An absolute must for all wine lovers: at the Merano WineFestival, numerous wine producers from both Italy and abroad present their very finest wines. The Merano WineFestival is one of the most important events in Europe dedicated to food and wine.
The Winefestival has been postponed from November 2020 to 26-30 March 2021 and opens the new spring season.

Easter Monday

Traditional Haflinger gallop race with street parade

The traditional Haflinger gallop race marks the beginning of the racing season in Maia Bassa, Merano. All eyes will be on the world famous and much loved Haflinger horses. In the morning, the parade through the streets of Merano gives locals and guests alike the chance to admire the fine horses and the magnificently adorned carts. In the afternoon, local and foreign jockeys deliver an exciting race that should not be missed under any circumstances.

Events at Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano

“Garden nights” - World-Music-Festival

Trauttmansdorff Castle in summer

The series of evening concerts with musicians from around the world is quite enchanting, not only due to the delightful musical sounds but also the atmospheric location by the water lily pond in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.



For all young people and the young at heart, the street artist festival Asfaltart opens a world of fantasy for three days every year in June. Clowns, puppeteers, trapeze artists, jugglers, mimes and acrobats will delight onlookers with artistic displays and magnificent costumes in the town squares of Merano.

From mid-June to the beginning of July

South Tyrol Jazz Festival

Amazing performances by renowned jazz musicians from around the world in unusual venues with a unique atmosphere.

Merano Jazzfestival

Meranojazz Festival

Internationally renowned jazz artists offer unforgettable evening concerts in the grounds of Kallmünz Castle.

Event series Midsummer Night Rosé

Midsummer Night Rosé

Even in summer, Merano does not give up on giving moments of entertainment. The program of events is elegant and with that sparkling touch, like a rosé sparkling wine.

Midsummer Night Rosé, Summer in Merano

Horse races

The Merano racecourse offers some of the finest equestrian facilities of Europe where spectators can enjoy exciting races. The climax of each season is the “Merano Grand Prix in South Tyrol”, the most prestigious and valuable steeplechase in Italy.

Merano Music Weeks in Merano

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Great names in classical music make the concerts, which are held in the Jugendstil hall of Merano’s Kursaal quite unforgettable.

Grape festival in autumn in Merano

Grape Festival

The annual Merano Grape Festival has held a permanent place in the calendar since 1886. An important parade with magnificently adorned carts and numerous music bands make this very traditional harvest festival a huge event.

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