THE GATEWAY TO THE SOUTH
On the road in Lana and surroundings
Blooming apple orchards, vineyards and chestnut groves adorn the landscape of the alpine Mediterranean Lana in the Merano region. It is not without reason that it bears the nickname “Gateway to the South”.
Protected from cold winds in the north by the Texel Group and open to the south, crisp apples, juicy grapevines, chestnuts and plants of all kinds ripen and thrive in Lana and the surrounding area. Situated between Merano and Bolzano, Lana, the largest fruit-growing community in South Tyrol, presents itself as the ideal starting point for experiences and leisure activities in every season. Especially beautiful: the blossoming apple trees in spring, the mild climate in summer, Törggelen in autumn and the idyllic landscape in winter on the car-free local mountain Vigiljoch.
The “Apple Museum” in Niederlana offers a vivid insight into agricultural life for young and old.
( reachable in 10 minutes by foot)
PARISH CHURCH-MARIA HIMMELFAHRT
Art historical jewel
The parish church in Niederlana with the Schnatterpeck altar – the largest winged altar in the Alpine region.
(reachable in 10 minutes by foot)
Experience with all senses
Discover a fascinating universe of flowers, animals and exotic features at the Raffein Orchid World in Gargazon.
(reachable in 10 minutes by car)
CHESTNUT EXPERIENCE TRAIL
Classic for the autumn season
The chestnut adventure trail in Völlan is easy to walk for young and old and especially recommended at Törggele – time.
(Hike possible directly from the farm)
Stairs to heaven – the Romanesque Road
Romanesque 3-apsid church with extensive fresco cycle from around 1215.
(above our house)
Wild and romantic
The bizarre rocky scenery, unique vegetation and picturesque location at the foot of Braunsberg Castle give the Gaul Gorge in Oberlana its unmistakable charm.
(reachable in 30 minutes on foot).
SEE AND DISCOVER MORE
Meran 10 KM 12 MIN
As early as the 19th century, Merano was given the designation of “climatic health resort”, and even then illustrious guests appreciated the mild and beneficial climate. Even today, grape cures and Sissi baths attract numerous visitors to the little town, where the Mediterranean lightness can be felt.
Bozen 25 KM 18 MIN
Traditional and modern. Elegant and down-to-earth. And above all Italian and South Tyrolean. Hardly any other city offers so many contrasts and yet is as fascinating and varied as South Tyrol’s provincial capital, Bolzano. At Waltherplatz, the center of the city, stands the cathedral, a Gothic building. Its striking 65-meter-high tower with its beautifully pierced spire made of sandstone is the landmark of the valley town. The arcades, Silbergasse and the fruit market are enchanting with their historic buildings and yet full of life.