Arrive and feel great. How your very first moment in Naturns and specifically in the Sonnen Resort – your 4-star Superior-Hotel in Naturns might well be described. After all, as an Alpine-Mediterranean wellness village with 315 days of sunshine a year, Naturns is a holiday destination in Meraner Land, located at the entrance of the Vinschgau, for families, activity-oriented holiday makers and anyone searching for relaxation. And the family and wellness hotel Sonnen Resort is one of the most beautiful hotels in South Tyrol – your first port of call for a holiday in Naturns.
Where Alpine tradition meets Mediterranean lifestyle. The mild, Alpine-Mediterranean climate with its lush verdant valley locations and impressive mountains creates an ideal setting for an activity-oriented holiday, or for enjoying some relaxation under the Italian sunshine.
Whether on foot on the dreamily beautiful hiking trails, or by mountain bike through the vineyards up to the lofty summits around Naturns, or in leisurely fashion in the cable car – don’t miss the chance to get a glimpse of the panoramic views from the south side of the Alps. A sightseeing tour of Prokulus Church is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys culture.
Explore the historic spa town of Merano – just 13 kilometres to the east of Sonnen Resort Naturns – with its extensive parks, promenades and botanical gardens. The magical old town area with its medieval pergolas and Trauttmansdorff Castle are there waiting to be explored. A multifarious cultural offer ensures variety throughout the year.
Discover the variety on offer in Merano and the surrounding area. The Alpine landscape coupled with the Mediterranean climate makes Meraner Land a variety-packed holiday region throughout the year. Whether it is hiking, cycling and mountain biking, tennis, outdoor activities, cuisine or culture – everyone will find a holiday and leisure option to suit them here.
From magical apple blossoms in spring, when the region is engulfed in a fragrant white-pink sea of flowers, to a Mediterranean summer with hikes and cycle tours between palm trees and mountain summits through to the pleasure-filled, resplendent colours of golden autumn with the apple and grape harvests.
The selection is overwhelming; the opportunities sheer endless. So we have sought out a few highlights and excursion tips in Naturns and in Meraner Land for you.
Rafting & Canyoning
No risk, plenty of fun: with experienced sailing professionals and the very latest in equipment, on the Adige you get to head out on a great adventure. Go where you feel most alive!
Skiing in the sunshine on the Schnalstaler Glacier, experience the ice caves in a piste grooming vehicle, hike to the site of the Ötzi find: the eternal ice inspires with fresh ideas!
Let yourself be whisked away into the pre-historic realm of the man from the ice and be inspired by Ötzi and his astonishingly well-preserved clothing and equipment in South Tyrol’s Archaeology Museum in Bolzano.
The Vinschger railway takes you speedily and hassle-free to the hiking and cycle tours, and to numerous castles and palaces in Meraner Land and Vinschgau. The 60 km train line which has barrier-free entrance and exit points between Merano and Mals is ideal for hikers and cyclists. State-of-the-art trains take you comfortably and quickly to your preferred destination. Special offers, including ‘Bahn & Bike’ and specific promotions make the new train an experience.
South Tyrol's spa paradise is an oasis of nature, in contemporary architecture, set in the heart of the town of Merano – wood elements create warm accents in the cube that is made from steel and glass. In the middle of the five hectare spa parks treatments, therapies and cures are available which even well-known VIPs, including Empress Sissi, Stefan Zweig and Kafka held in high esteem.