Walk in the footsteps of Empress Sissi.
Experience the spa town of Meran
The spa town of Meran and Val Passiria/Passeiertal are rich in culture, tradition, history, action, and enjoyment. So that you can get a feeling for the bright and bustling Mediterranean city and plan your first holiday activities, we’ve collected a few insider tips for you.
The seven tennis courts and the golf course of the Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier are open for you to use from spring to autumn, and our gentle horses are also available for extensive and idyllic rides during this time. In summer, you can also enjoy a game of golf at higher altitudes, such as in Kastelruth.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the spa town, take in the Mediterranean flair, and admire the picturesque alleys and arcades. After an extensive shopping trip, a wonderfully refreshing Aperol Spritz or a creamy cappuccino awaits you.
Want a bird’s eye view of the world? A helicopter tour with our partner Heli-Austria makes this possible. And experiencing the Dolomites up close and personal is even more impressive. We offer this experience on a helicopter tour with our partner DOLOmagic – including wine tasting, fun at a mountain hut, and hiking through the mountain giants.
Summer at the Quellenhof Passeier means regular herb, bee, and sunrise hikes with a hut breakfast and a chance to observe the wildlife. Families with children can enjoy adventure hikes, like the one to Merano 2000, featuring a large outdoor playground with a petting zoo and summer toboggan run.
Autumn is a time of colourful natural landscapes, tranquillity... and fantastic festivals! In autumn, Meran hosts the annual Grape Festival with its spectacular parade, as well as the Meran Wine Festival for true wine lovers and connoisseurs, and the Grand Prix of Meran, one of the most important horse races in Europe.
Snowflakes dance through illuminated alleys while bustling pre-Christmas energy blends harmoniously with wintry tranquillity. The scent of cinnamon and apples fills the winter air, and mulled wine warms your hands. A stroll through the Christmas market in Meran, with its handcrafted products and traditional delicacies, is a feast for all the senses, a true journey of enjoyment for all ages. Fun and delight await children on the ice-skating rink, carousel, children’s train, and numerous other attractions.
Eerie masks, mystical smoke, and atmospheric lights – during the Krampus Run, usually held on 5 December, the “Tuifl” (devils) parade through villages and towns, making for a strangely beautiful experience. The scary characters also come to visit us at the Quellenhof Resort.
The festival of love, of atmospheric lights, shining eyes, and inner peace. At the Quellenhof, we love Christmas more than anything because this celebration has always had something special about it, a one-of-a-kind magic that fills our hearts. We would like to pass on this joyful feeling, this pleasant excitement, to our guests; therefore, we organise a small Christmas party every Christmas Eve, with presents, a dinner, the reading of the Christmas story by the Christmas tree, and a Christmas mass. It is not only the children’s eyes that light up with joy. On New Year’s Eve, there is an elegant gala with a festive dinner, fireworks, and music until the early hours, followed by a New Year’s breakfast for late risers. On 6 January, we celebrate the day of Befana, the good witch, and the three wise men with our guests.
In winter, Val Passiria/Passeiertal is transformed into a snow-swathed wonderland with magical views. Explore the wintry wilderness on winter and snowshoe hikes and let yourself be enchanted by the sight of the snow-covered mountains or indulge in the pleasure of skiing, carving fresh tracks in the snow. Nearby you will find the ski areas of Plan/Pfelders, Racines/Ratschings, Merano 2000, and Schwemmalm. A toboggan run means pure winter fun for the whole family, guaranteeing laughter, rosy cheeks, and pure happiness.
Our insider tip for the Christmas season
You don’t have to travel far in winter to find a romantic, enchanting Christmas market to stroll through. Pay a visit to our in-house Christmas market on the terrace of the Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier. You’ll be captivated by the Christmas forest, fragrant mulled wine stands, the sheep pen with its fluffy inhabitants, the large fireplace, and the many exhibitors offering their handcrafted products. The specially made little houses are lovingly decorated and illuminated. Look forward to our special events, such as the Krampus Run through the Christmas market, the traditional “Feuerzangenbowle” (a festive alcoholic drink) after the evening torchlit hike, and the performance of the Alphorn blowers. The Quellenhof Christmas market takes place several evenings a week from the end of November until the beginning of January.