HORSE PARADISE MERAN
South Tyrol has a strong bond with its horses, and the Haflinger has its origins here. One of the highlights at our Romantik Hotel Oberwirt is our own Haflinger stud farm. Take a trip with host Sepp Waldner on a guided tour of his stallion station at Castle Baslan and learn a wealth of fascinating facts about one of his great passions. You can also take a trip to the Meran Racecourse where a number of professional races are often held at weekends, one of which is the second largest steeplechase in Europe: "The Grand Prix of Meran".
Through our partnership with the racecourse, our guests can purchase tickets with a discount almost every weekend.
Do you fancy getting on the saddle yourself? There are a number of places in South Tyrol where you can do just that. Here are some horse-riding tips within easy reach of the Oberwirt.
Around half an hour away from the hotel you will find the small village of Hafling, where the magnificent Haflingers originated. Marvel at these majestic creatures as they graze in the alpine meadows or head out on a ride on the blonde-maned beauties - many stables offer horse rides.
Meran Riding Club
Replete with riding school, riding arena and tournament arena, the Meran riding club is located directly at the racetrack and offers everything a rider's heart desires. You can also take dressage or horse-jumping lessons and hone your riding skills here.