Top events in and around Merano

Highlights of the year for culture lovers and connoisseurs

Experience some of the best best events in some of the most beautiful places in and around Merano: impressive cultural events and wine festivals which will make for an unforgettable stay at the romantic Hotel Oberwirt in Marling near Merano. When music unites with Mediterranean magic or when South Tyrol celebrates its wine with opulent festivals, fantastic cultural moments are guaranteed.

The location of our gourmet hotel, just above Merano, is ideal for visiting festivals and the many cultural events in this wonderful spa town.

Summer fairytale in Verona

On request and in conjunction with a travel agent, we can organise an excursion to the world famous Verona Opera Festival and includes a bus transfer directly from our hotel. We will gladly organise this for you and also provide you with sightseeing tips and, if you wish, book a table for a pre-opera dinner at one of Verona's much-loved trattorias.

Overview of events in Merano and the surrounding area

South Tyrol Wine Street week – Vino in Festa: 25th April till 6th June 2015

Every year the South Tyrol Wine Street festival provides an exciting insight into the world of South Tyrolean wine. Deepen your knowledge of wine, taste the wines in unusual locations, meet the cellarers and vintners. And on the last day of the festival, the doors to the cellars will be opened all along the South Tyrol Wine Street (with shuttle service).

Opera Festival in Verona Arena: from June to September 2015

An open air opera in a 2,000 year old Roman ampitheatre: that's the absolute highlight of any summer night! The opera festival in the world famous Arena di Verona fascinates with its unique atmosphere and excellent acoustics. In 2014 you'll find shows including Aida, Carmen, a masquerade ball and Madame Butterfly on the program. The romantic Hotel Oberwirt will be glad to organise your opera excursion with a shuttle bus or a private taxi to Verona. We will be more than happy to give you more information at reception.

Garden Nights / World Music Festival in the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Palace: June to August

The stage is built on the water lily pond in the botanical garden and high above it Trauttmansdorff Palace rises majestically: what a great location for an evening in the garden! Appropriately in this garden, where the plants come from all over the world, the World Music Festival, which in the meantime has become the most important of its kind in Italy, includes international musical performances.

Merano Music Week / South Tyrol Classic Festival: 25th August to 22nd September 2015

The festival is broadcast Europe-wide and takes place in one of the most beautiful concert halls in the Alpine region: Merano Music Week in Merano's art-nouveau kurhaus. The program includes symphony concerts, chamber concerts, choir music and also tango and Spanish guitar concerts..

The Merano Forst Grand Prix: every year on the last day of September

The highlight of the horse-racing season at Merano racecourse is the highly-rated hurdles over 5,000 metres.

The Merano Grape Festival: every year on the 3rd weekend of October

All year long the vines are cherished and groomed until the harvest finally takes place in October. This is what we celebrate during the Merano wine festival, probably the most famous harvest festival in South Tyrol. A large parade makes it way through the streets, complete with decorated floats, folk dancing groups, bands and performers in traditional costume. In addition there's the big Haflinger horse race event with farmers in their traditional costumes.

Meraner Wine Festival: 6th to 9th November 2015

The wines which are allowed to be presented during the wine festival are selected by special tasting committees and only the very best of the best of the round 300 wine producers in Italy and around 150 from around the world will be presented to the public in Merano's kurhaus. Furthermore: the finest selection of delicacies, beer specialities from carefully selected breweries and noble spirits from award-winning distilleries - the Merano Wine Festival really is one of the most exclusive events for wine lovers and gourmets. By the way, our wines also count among the selected few that are permitted to be presented at the show ...

Visit the events in Merano and enjoy your holiday at the Oberwirt

Due to the large demand, we recommend you book your room or suite at the romantic Hotel Oberwirt early if you want to make the most of the events taking place in Merano.


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