The Alps of the South Tyrolean area are a paradise for nature lovers and for lovers of the crystalline air, splendid scenery and glimpses of unique panoramas. Theiner's garten, your hotel for excursions in South Tyrol, is the ideal location for an active holiday in Merano.

Leave theiner’s garten with the bus, train or car and go and discover the excursionist paradise surrounding Merano and Bolzano or explore the typical ditches along the ancient canals of irrigation running through the orchards and vineyards. Twice a week, the master of the house as well as expert guide Walter Theiner will accompany you to the most beautiful and uncontaminated places, where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama and admire nature’s wonders. Also worth a visit are the numerous and picturesque farmsteads dotted along the paths, ideal for conceding a rest and sample an extravagant snack.

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Kröll Tower and waterfall
This short walk leads to the highest inhabited place in Gargazzone, the Kröll Tower and waterfall.

Journey description:
From the hotel follow the pavement near the main road for about 15 minutes southwards (towards Bolzano) until you reach a carriageway that branches towards east. After having crossed the road on this carriageway, after a few steps the ascent begins of the panoramic pathway (“Panoramaweg”) and now on this beautiful and more or less level pathway between trees and deciduous leaves, which embellish the slopes, follow towards north until you reach the highest inhabited place of Gargazzone. From here, follow the “Burgweg” path, partly through bushes and partly through the glade, moderately climbing to reach the tower Kröll (390 m) or to the nearby waterfall. The time of the distance covered from Gargazzone is around 1 hour. The descent takes you back on the “Burgweg” path to the highest inhabited place of Gargazzone and on a narrow access road back to the starting point.

An excursion from town to town in the area of Merano and surroundings

Description of the route:
From the hotel to the Turmwirt hotel go back up the via Verano until you reach the Aschler bridge. Having crossed the bridge follow the steep small road towards Morosing and Pfrontscher, following the asphalted road until you reach Leitner farmstead, to then continue to the station at the start of the cable car of Verano. Return on the same road.

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