Ski and Active Hotel Kiendl near Merano: a wonderful active holiday in South Tyrol

A holiday just made for you: best starting point for skiing, hiking & more in your ski and active hotel between Schenna & Merano 2000

Skiing and snowboarding may be the best-known activities that vacationers in South Tyrol indulge in during the winter, but the surrounding area has much more to offer! Here are some activities for your vacation in South Tyrol at the Ski and Hiking Hotel Kiendl. The optimal location between the spa town of Merano, the resort of Schenna and the valley station of the ski area Merano 2000, offers great opportunities for all hiking enthusiasts, ski enthusiasts and active vacationers.

We are happy to help you with the planning of your day trips and are at your side with advice and assistance to experience an unforgettable winter vacation in Merano!

Hiking in Merano and environs

The Mecca for hiking tourists

Winter hiking in the Merano region is as varied and diverse as hardly anywhere else in South Tyrol. Around Hotel Kiendl, your hotel in Schenna in South Tyrol, you will find around 150 kilometers of hiking trails that are also passable in the cold season. From easy walks to wintry trails, you will find a wide variety of routes for winter hiking in Merano. Whether you are an ambitious professional, a hobby sportsman or a pleasure hiker - the Merano countryside is your paradise, offering you wonderful moments in nature.

You can store your equipment in our new activity room. Here you will find a boot dryer and lockable cupboards. Of course you can also use the washing machine and the tumble dryer.

Here are a few exclusive winter hiking tips:

In the footsteps of Empress Sissi

One of our favorite hikes in the Merano region is the Sissiweg, which leads you from Kiendl directly to the center of Merano.

From Kiendl you walk in the direction of Labers Castle, through vineyards and quiet side streets you come to the Merano/Bolzano traffic circle, there you walk along Kastaniengasse to Trauttmannsdorff Castle.

The path, dedicated to the Austrian Empress Elisabeth, connects the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle with the city center through eleven stages, each of which can tell its own little story. Starting from Trauttmansdorff Castle above the botanical gardens, the path leads through Pienzenau Castle, Rubein Castle, Reichenbach Residence and the Fountain Square, Rottenstein Castle, from there down to the Passer River, over the stone footbridge (also called the Roman Bridge), along the Wandelhalle to the Sissi Park, named after her, at the entrance to the summer promenade where a statue was erected in her honor. Of course, you can also walk the path in the opposite direction.

Pleasure hikes & Waalwege

In the Merano region you can hike particularly well as a pleasure hiker who prefers gentle tours. On the Merano Waalrunde you circle the entire basin of the spa town or you reach the center of Merano via the Tappeinerweg. The Waal trails are also ideal for gentle winter hiking in the Merano region. Here you walk along the ancient irrigation channels through the winter landscape.

Winter hike on Meran2000

Hiking in the Merano region can also be exhausting and you long for a little cooling down. A perfect hike in the Merano region is therefore the tour from Falzeben in the hiking area Merano 2000, via the Moschwaldalm to Piffing. Initially through dense winter forests, you will reach the picturesquely situated Moschwaldalm on snow-covered hiking trails. From there the hiking trail leads you to Piffing, where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view.
From Piffinger Köpfl you get back to Falzeben with the Falzeben cable car.


Other activities

The agony of choice

Discover more activities for your winter vacation in Merano!

Whether snowshoeing on Meran2000, ice skating in Schenna or shopping in Merano - there are (almost) no limits to your imagination!

Our tips for your winter vacation:

Snowshoeing in Merano2000

The hike starts at the Merano 2000 mountain station, reachable with the Falzeben cable car or the Merano 2000 cable car. The first hut on the way is the Piffinger Köpfl mountain inn, from there trail no. 18A leads to the Waidmannalm and then trail no. 3-4 to the Kirchsteiger Alm, where unique cakes and tarts from landlady Zita await the hikers.Well fortified, the hike continues to the nearby Meraner Hütte. Then continue on trail no. 17 or 14 to the Croda Rossa Hut, where hikers can choose between two variants: Either climb up to the mountain station on trail no. 18, or hike back to Falzeben on trail no. 14 via the Zuegg hut, where you will find further opportunities to stop for refreshments. On this easy circular hike you can enjoy magnificent views of the mountain world, stop at the various huts with spacious sun terraces, and let yourself be spoiled by alpine-Mediterranean cuisine.

Merano Christmas Market

The Merano Christmas Market is an experience for all the senses: listening to quiet sounds and seeing tradition and modernity, tasting homemade, feeling South Tyrolean crafts with your hands, immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the Christmas market and getting in the mood for Christmas.
Merano enchants with Christmas warmth and a magical ambience. The smell of cinnamon and various spices, of traditional South Tyrolean cuisine and homemade pastries awakens childhood memories in many. All this is part of the South Tyrolean tradition.

Ice climbing in South Tyrol

In the Merano region you will find numerous ice climbing areas, such as the Val Passiria, which attracts the world's best ice climbers with spectacular ice climbing events.
A true ice climbing paradise is the Naiftal above Merano. Here, hidden in the forest, you will find unique spots for your recreational fun!
Other interesting spots can be found in the various side valleys of the Vinschgau, such as the Laasertal and Sulden.


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