What you shouldn't miss in Lagundo

Sightseeing in & around Lagundo, tips for trips and saisonal events


In and around Lagundo there is much to see and discover: beside the impressive mountains and the stunning panoramic paths, you will find plenty of things to see and do.
We collected some tips and suggestions for your holiday in Lagundo:

The Garden of Trauttsmansdorff Castle

Only few steps away from the city center of Merano you can discover an unbelievable variety of plants in one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy.
Once the winter residence of the Empress Sissi of Austria, the castle of Trauttsmansdorff hosts today an extraordinary botanical garden which was named 2005 Italy’s most beautiful Garden.
The gardens cover an area of twelve-hectare in the form of an amphitheater and house over 80 garden landscapes with plants from all around the world.
Experience Stations, artist pavilions and exhibitions turn the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff into an experience for all senses. Music and culinary events complete its varied offer. 

The new panorama cable car to Rio Lagundo

The idyllic village of Rio Lagundo/Aschabach is situated on an altitude of 1342 meters and can be easily reached with a new panorama cable car. The village is an ideal starting point for wonderful hikes and bike tours on the plateau of S.Vigilio. Guests showing the Lagundo GuestCard or the MeranCard Lagundo Plus can travel with the cable car for free.

Not only nature...Castles, ruins and chapels

With its 400 castles & ruins South Tyrol is the area in Europe with the richest collection of castles. The area around Merano is particulary prominent. These architecture gems of past times can still be visited or have been renovated in order to house events, museums or guesthouses and restaurants. Close to Lagundo you will find magnificent examples of castles from the 13th century, Forst Castle and Lebensberg Castle, as well as Tyrol Castle housing the South Tyrolean Museum of History and Juval Castle housing one of the four Messner Mountain Museums.

In and around Lagundo you will come across many chapels and churches, each one with its peculiar history and traits. The parish church of Saint Josef is for example one of the most modern churches in the entire alpine area.

Saisonal delicacies and traditions...

Seasons still play a major role in a place where nature influences the lives of people. To celebrate them belongs to old traditions that are still very important nowadays.

Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth turning Lagundo in a sea of blossoms in April. Lagundo celebrates it with a dedicated Herbs and Plants Market taking place at the end of April where garden lovers can enjoy the color and fragrance explosion and get to know the new garden trends from exhibitors from the whole continent. Local delicacies make it even more attractive.

In autumn local traditions meet culinary delights: from the harvest feast to the farmer’s market and the chestnut festival with its chestnuts walks and delicacies. Don’t miss the most delightful season in South Tyrol!

TIPS! For trips and what to do in the surroundings

Close to our house you will also find:

  • Chair lift to Vellau www.leiteralm.com (German) and Leiteralm (elev. 1,550 m) 10 min. walk from our house; ideal starting point for hikes e.g. to the Spronser lakes.
  • Schloss Tirol, just a 1-hour walk
  • Therme Meran, pool & spa, just a 10-min car or bus ride (bus stop right around the corner)
  • Botanical Garden at Schloss Trautmannsdorff in Merano (10 min. by car)
  • Biggest waterfall in South Tyrol in Partschins, a 1-hour walk
  • Great shopping opportunities in Merano
  • Rafting/canyoning in Merano
  • Paragliding in Dorf Tirol
  • Mini golf in Algund
  • Golf course in Lana
  • Gsund high-ropes center in Terlan, 20-min drive
  • Tennis courts in Algund
  • Horseback riding in Hafling; 30 min. by car
  • Skiing at Merano 2000 www.meran2000.com or on Schnalstaler glacier (40-min. drive) www.schnalstal.com
  • Naturns adventure pool, 15 min. by car
  • Nordic walking right outside our front door

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