Engadin & Scuol
Active relaxation in Lower Engadin
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Through Val Müstair and the Vinschgau Valley to Meran or to the duty-free shopping zone in Livigno: the River Inn guides the way through the Engadin. Massive mountain ranges tower on either side of the route, in autumn the many larches are resplendent in gold.
The yellow post bus sets off from Zernez towards Vinschgau and Meran, first passing through the National Park, then on over the Ofen Pass to Mals, whose UNESCO World Heritage monastery is well worth a visit. The trip then continues by train on the Vinschgau line down to Meran. The town has much to offer: wellness, spa and numerous shopping opportunities. The splendour of the apple blossom in spring and the golden-red of the woods in autumn lend this Mediterranean-style spa resort a unique ambience. Meran is also an ideal point from which to set off on a cycle tour.
If Livogno is your destination for a spot of duty-free shopping, climb on board the Silvestri Bus departing from Zernez. In summer, it also runs from Pontresina.
Take a trip to the Vinschgau region and breathe in Italian air in Meran or Livigno.
The Mediterranean ambience of Merano adds a new twist to the tradition of taking the waters. Hidden behind the clean lines of the thermal baths is a first-class wellness oasis: the spa park features pools and sauna, spa and vital, fitness and bistro facilities spread over 50,000 square metres.
Bild: Helmuth Rier / Südtirol Marketing
The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano take the form of a giant, natural amphitheatre. Walkways lead through water gardens, terraced gardens and blooming fields full of exotic plants. The eleven Artists Pavilions and the Touriseum – South Tyrol's Museum of Tourism – add a cultural note.
The Laubengasse is the main street in the old town of Merano, tempting guests from near and far to take a stroll. Built in the 13th century, it consists of two rows of houses flanked by medieval arcades. The small shops and boutiques, bay windows, archways and hidden courtyards give the place a special charm.
Bild: Frieder Blickle / Marketinggesellschaft Meran
The paths along the irrigation channels – the Waal trails – are a characteristic feature of this landscape. Alongside hiking, the Vinschgau/Venosta region also offers winter sports among glaciated peaks or cycling along the Via Claudia Augusta. You will stay overnight in small villages where living tradition encounters creative minds. Discover the places of interest and the cuisine – in other words: the Val Venosta way of life.
Bild: Thomas Grüner / Südtirol Marketing
The municipality of Livigno is a duty-free zone: you can shop here without paying VAT. If you fancy combining a weekend in idyllic surroundings with a spot of shopping in attractive boutiques, then a trip to Livigno could be just what you're looking for.
Zernez – Livigno – Diavolezza – Pontresina – Zernez: in summer you can travel by post bus, bus and rail through the National Park to Livigno, continuing on by bus over the Forcola di Livigno pass and the Bernina Pass to Pontresina railway station and the Rhaetian Railway.