Events Dezember dicembre | December - Meraner Land

 
Events Dezember dicembre | December - Meraner Land
Events Dezember
dicembre | December
bis | fino al | until 06.01.2019

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Events Dezember dicembre | December - Meraner Land
cooking remains a female task when it comes to caring for the family and creating
                                                                                             fellowship. The exhibition clearly illustrates this change in the individual and social
                                                                                             area of action, focusing on the achievements of women as the protagonists. We show
                                                                                             stories of women from all over the world who give particular importance to cooking
                                                                                             and eating, participation and community individually, but of high social relevance.
                                                                                             They encourage: We can design the food and agricultural system with many small and
                                                                                             larger decisions while cooking
                                                                                             » Opening hours: THU-SUN 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Mondays. Also closed
                                                                                                 on 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.2018 and on 01.01.2019.
                                                                                             » Admission: Adults € 4.50, reduced € 4.00 (seniors, GuestCard holders and
                                                                                                 students). Group tours (on request): € 6.00 per person.
                                                                                             » Info: Women’s Museum Merano, via Mainardo 2, tel. +39 0473 231216,
                                                                                                 www.museia.it

                                                                                             MERANO ARTE
                                                                                             closed on TUE 25.12.2018 and TUE 01.01.2019
                                                                                             A house for contemporary art in the old part of Merano. Open all year round, Merano
                                                                                             Arte presents changing exhibitions in the fields of fine arts, architecture, literature,
Museums,                                                                                     music, photography and new media on 500 square meters.
                                                                                             Architecture Exhibition: “New Architecture in South Tyrol 2012-2018”
                                                                                             until 13.01.2019
Exhibitions & Guided Tours                                                                   A project by Arte Merano, South Tyrolean Artists’ Association and Architekturstiftung
                                                                                             Südtirol. For the third time since the editions in 2006 and 2012, an international group
                                                                                             of experts will be looking at the past six years of South Tyrolean construction business
                                                                                             in 2018. Out of nearly 240 submitted and nominated projects, a pre-selection of about
  Opening hours of the Information office at the Merano Tourist Office                       80 interesting buildings was made and these were then visited in the course of a
  MON-FRI                    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                                 several-day trip on site. The architectural critic and former architect editor of the NZZ
  SAT                        9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (also on 08.12.)                             Roman Hollenstein from Zurich, the architecture historian and lecturer at the Univer-
  SUN                        10 a.m. - 1 p.m.                                                sity of Ferrara, the architecture editor of Casabella Marco Mulazzani and the Viennese
  24.12. + 31.12.2018        9 a.m. - 12 noon                                                architect Marta Schreieck of Henke Schreieck architects have finally selected 38 build-
  26.12.2018 + 06.01.2019    10 a.m. -12.30 p.m.                                             ings for the exhibition and have listed 24 more as very succesful for the catalog.
  25.12.2018 + 01.01.2019    CLOSED                                                          Fancy Architecture?
                                                                                             15.12.2018 at 10.30 a.m.
                                                                                             Guided tour through the exhibition: "New Architecture in South Tyrol 2012-2018" with
                                                                                             Prof. Marco Mulazzani. He holds a doctorate from the Faculty of Architecture of the
                                                                                             University of Venice and is involved in research on architecture and design history.
  Guided tours of Merano                                                                     Since 1998 he is editor of the magazine Casabella; since 2008 professor of architec-
  Held on request. Duration: approx. 90 min. Price: € 7.00 per person. Reservation nec-      tural history at the University of Ferrara. Price: guided tour € 10.00 + entrance fee.
  essary. Merano Tourist Office, Corso Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.merano.eu       » Opening hours: TUE-SAT 10 a.m.-6 p.m., SUN und public holidays 11 a.m.-
                                                                                                6 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Closed also on 25.12.2018 and 01.01.2019
                                                                                             » Price: Adults € 6.00, with reduction (seniors, GuestCard holders) € 5.00;
   30 YEARS WOMENS’ MUSEUM IN MERANO                                                            Students up to the age of 26 € 2.00; free entry for children under the age of 14.
  closed on MON 24.12., THU 25.12., MON 31.12.2018 and THU 01.01.2019                        » Information: Kunst Meran, via Portici 163, tel. +39 0473 212643,
  200 years of women’s history are documented through many collector’s items: wo-               www.kunstmeranoarte.org
  mens’ clothes, accessories, personal utensils, and everyday objects give information
  about the various social roles and the development of women.
  Special exhibition: ”Ausgekocht? “ (The end of cooking? Boiled out?)
  until 30.11.2019
  Women in Western countries spend significantly less time on cooking than in the past
  and cooking is no longer an immutable task for women. Occupation and a more open
  division of labor between men and women have changed the daily routine and life-
  style. No longer is the stove, but the fridge the center of the home kitchen. Cooking
  becomes easier and more complicated at the same time: different nutritional styles
  from organic, vegan to Stone Age. On the production side, multinational corporations
  are above all concerned with strategies that can definitely be described as "boiled-out"
  - land grabbing, patents on seeds and massive use of chemicals. The food industry
  cares for, controls and addresses above all women as consumers. On the private side,

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THE PALAIS MAMMING MUSEUM                                                                   The Russian-Orthodox memorial Nadezhda Borodina in Merano
  closed on MON 24.12., TUE 25.12., MON 31.12.2018 and TUE 01.01.2019                          The ensemble round Saint Nicholas church (consecrated in 1897), reaches back to the
  The former City Museum is located in the newly renovated baroque Palais at Piazza            legacy of Nadezhda Ivanovna Borodina from Moscow. The collection presents icons,
  Duomo. The exhibition gives an overview of Merano’s historical development. Some             cult objects, documents and books of the Russian-Orthodox community that lived in
  exotic exhibits give this collection its special charm.                                      Merano during the turn of the century for health sojourns. Opening hours: all year
  Exhibition: Fieldpost                                                                        except for Christmas and Easter. Open every 1st+3rd SAT of the month from 9 a.m.-1
  until 06.01.2019                                                                             p.m. or on reservation. Information: Culture Association RUS in Bolzano, tel. +39 0471
  During the First World War, field mail was widespread: it was the fastest means of           979328, www.rus-bz.it, and in Merano, via Schaffer 21
  communication and could be delivered two to three times a day. In addition to the
  display of hand-painted maps of soldiers, the exhibition points to the propagandistic        Rametz Castle in Merano
  content of these maps and their reception.                                                   Museum of wine-growing: MON-FRI 10 a.m.-5 p.m., SAT 10 a.m.-12 noon. Price € 6.00.
  Exhibition: Kaliparadox - Ruth Gamper                                                        Free entry for children under 16.
  TUE-SUN 27.11.-02.12. / 04.-09.12.                                                           Vinothek: MON-FRI 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SAT 9 a.m.-2 p.m., SUN closed.
  The works of Ruth Gamper's series "Blister" are part of her artistic cipher: reuse of        Advent at Rametz Castle 2018: at weekends from 30.11.-23.12.2018, FRI 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
  everyday objects of waste, skilfully transformed into pure aesthetic perception. From        and SAT+SUN 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  the packaging on aluminum foil flashes of color shine through, which are created by          Information: Castle Rametz, via Labers 4, Merano, tel. +39 0473 211011, www.rametz.com
  the background or arise from the object itself, intentionally caught in transparent bub-
  bles that are barely visible with the eye.                                                   Kallmünz Castle - Piazza della Rena
  Exhibition: Mendivil - saints                                                                Art exhibition by Jutta Watschinger
  until 06.01.2019                                                                             until 02.12.2018
  The Peruvian artist family Mendivil is known for its nativity and saint figures with         » Opening hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
  overlong necks. The dynasty founded by Hilario Mendivil (1929-1977) developed vari-          » Information: www.kallmuenz.it
  ous types of figures, which were produced in collaboration. Various depictions, such as
  the "Breastfeeding Madonna", were revolutionary for Peruvian art. The exhibits origi-        Cellar tours in Marlengo in the new panoramic winery area of the winery
  nate from the collection of the former director of the museum of Merano Gunther              Meran Burggräfler
  Erhart, who spent some time in Peru as part of his work for relief organisations.            On request guided tours with wine tasting. Opening hours of the winery: MON-FRI from
  » Opening hours: TUE-SAT 10.30 a.m.-5 p.m., SUN and public holidays (SAT                     8 a.m.-7 p.m. and SAT from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: Winery Meran Burggräfler, via
     08.12. + WED 26.12. + SUN 06.01.) 10.30 a.m.-3 p.m., closed on MON.                       Cantina 9, Marlengo, tel. +39 0473 447137, www.kellereimeran.it
     Closed on MON 24.12., THU 25.12., MON 31.12.2018 and on THU
     01.01.2019.                                                                               Visit of the red dear enclosure at the Grumserhof
  » Price: adults € 6.00, teenagers up to 18 free of charge. Family ticket                     On request. Price per person: € 8.00 for adults and € 5.00 for children. Info & registra-
     € 10.00, combined ticket Palais Mamming Museum & Prince’s Castle                          tion: Grumserhof, Labers 57, Merano, tel. +39 0473 231454, www.grumserhof.com
     € 8.00, reduced € 5.00.
  » Information: Palais Mamming Museum, Piazza Duomo, tel. +39 0473                            TIROLO CASTLE - open until 09.12.2018
     270038, www.palaismamming.it                                                              Castle of Tyrol, princely residence in the style of the Hohenstaufen imperial castles of
                                                                                               the 12th and 13th centuries. Preserved are two palace buildings with a two-storey palace
                                                                                               chapel. Romanesque architectural sculptures on portals and windows, Gothic frescoes.
   THE PRINCE’S CASTLE                                                                         Ban on driving - can be reached on foot within 20 minutes.
  closed on MON 24.12., TUE 25.12., MON 31.12.2018 and TUE 01.01.2019                          Exhibition: Brigitte Niedermair - eccehomo
  A building erected in the 15th century by archduke Sigmund of Austria. The castle is         until 09.12.2018
  composed of an inner bailey, a walk along the battlements and two floors with many           In the keep, the renowned photographer shows a composition of photographic works
  smaller rooms containing furniture from the Gothic and Renaissance era.                      specially created for the room, portraying the wet mummy Ötzi.
  » Opening hours: TUE-SAT 10.30 a.m.-5 p.m., SUN and public holidays (SAT                     Tyrolean Castle Advent
     08.12. + WED 26.12. + SUN 06.01.) 10.30 a.m.-3 p.m., closed on MON.                       01.-12.02. and 07.-09.12.2018
     Closed on MON 24.12., THU 25.12., MON 31.12.2018 and on THU                               Opening hours: SAT 10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - free entry
     01.01.2019.                                                                               The special Christmas market at Castle Tyrol with Christmas concerts, a nativity scene,
  » Price: € 6.00. Combined ticket Palais Mamming Museum & Prince’s Castle:                    children's entertainment, traditional crafts and much more.
     € 8.00.                                                                                   » Opening hours: TUES-SUN from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on MON.
  » Information: The Prince’s Castle, via Galilei, tel. +39 329 0186390,                       » Price: adults € 7.00. Families: two adults and children up to the age of 14
     www.comune.merano.bz.it/de/Landesfuerstliche_Burg_1                                           € 14.00 or 1 adult and children up to the age of 14 € 7.00. Children up to
                                                                                                   the age of 14 are free of charge.
  Jewish museum and Synagogue in Merano                                                        » Information: Tirolo Castle, tel. +39 0473 220221, www.schlosstirol.it
  From the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of the Second World War, the Jewish      » Information regarding the Tyrolean Castle Advent: Tourist Association
  community of Merano was one of the most important communities in Central Europe.                 Tirolo, tel. +39 0473 923314, www.dorf-tirol.it
  The museum illustrates the history of the Jewish religious community in Merano, from
  its heyday to the Holocaust. Opening hours: MON-FRI 9 a.m.-12 noon. Closed on Jew-
  ish public holidays (03.-10.12. + 18.12.2018). Free entry. Information: Jewish Museum, via
  Schiller 14, tel. +39 0473 236127, www.juedischegemeindemeran.com

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25 Years Typewriter Museum “Peter Mitterhofer” in Parcines                                      Raffeiners’ world of orchids - closed on 25.12.2018
  The development of the typewriter is shown, starting with Peter Mitterhofer, the in-            Raffeiners’ world of orchids offers a world of experience that invites not only orchid
  ventor of the typewriter, who was born in Parcines. The exhibition shows hundreds of            lovers to explore and marvel. On more than 6,000 m², over 500 different orchids
  models, many of them very rare and unusual.                                                     present their incomparable wealth of colors and shapes. The visual information
  Special Exhibition: Vernissage: REVUE. Picture-Text- Works from the Museion                     stations invite you to touch, scent, feel and observe up close. Opening hours: daily,
  collection                                                                                      also on bank holidays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; on 24.12. and 31.12. from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  until 19.05.2019                                                                                Closed on 25.12.2018. Closed from 07.01.-07.02.2019. Price: adults € 10.50, children
  Special exhibition in collaboration with Museion - Museum of Modern and Contempo-               under 6 years free, children from 7-16 years € 6.50, family ticket € 24.00. Information:
  rary Art, Bolzano.                                                                              Raffeiners’ world of orchids, via Nazionale 26, Gargazzone, tel. +39 0471 920218, www.
  » Opening hours: November 2018 - March 2019 TUE 10 a.m.-12 noon. Until                          raffeiner.net
     02.12.2018 free entry on every 1st Sunday of the month from 2 p.m.-
     6 p.m. On request, a visit is also possible outside of the opening hours.                    The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano
  » Price: adults € 7.00, seniors (as of 65 years), groups of 10 people (per                      closed on 25.12.2018 and 01.01.2019
     person), Touristcard holders, residents of Alto Adige € 6.30, school children                The permanent exhibition presents the most important findings of archaeology in South
     and teenagers (up to 16 years) and students (with ID) € 2.00, family ticket                  Tyrol and the sensational finding Ötzi, who is the oldest humid mummy in the world and
     € 15,00, children up to the age of 6 years accompanied by an adult are free                  is still full of secrets. Opening hours: daily from from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (last entrance: 5.30
     of charge.                                                                                   p.m.). On 24.12. and 31.12.2018 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (last entry: 2.30 p.m.). Price: adults €
  » Information: Typewriter Museum, Piazza Chiesa 10, Parcines, tel. +39 0473                     9.00 reduced € 7.00, children up to 6 years free of charge, family ticket € 18.00. Guided
     967581, www.typewritermuseum.com                                                             tour with audio-guide or on reservation. Information: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeol-
                                                                                                  ogy, via Museo 43, Bolzano, tel. +39 0471 320100, www.iceman.it
  Railway World Rabland - closed on 01.01.2019
  The railway world in Rabland near Meran is Italy’s largest digital model railway facility.
  With 20,000 pieces, it contains one of the largest private collections of model trains          FOR SPORTY AND ACTIVE PEOPLE
  in Europe. The greatest fascination comes from the impressive 1:87 scale miniature
  landscapes. The world’s largest panorama production of South Tyrol in miniature. In the         MERANO 2000
  children’s corner, small and large visitors can lend a hand, control a train and playfully      The varied area is perfect for family outings, hikers and active recreation seekers.
  engage with the subject of the miniature railway.                                               Visitors discover the plateau Merano 2000 during a relaxed hiking tour or on moun-
  Temporary exhibition: railway artillery & cannons                                               tain bike; they enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and take in
  until 06.01.2019                                                                                the tranquility of this unique natural landscape. For children, Merano 2000 offers the
  The temporary exhibition has been realized thanks to the idea and the support of the            leisure world of Kinderland, but also the rail toboggan ride Alpine Bob.
  passionate collector Bruno Cesare, whose collections are among the most important               » Opening hours:
  amid those dedicated to miniature military history and technology. The exhibition aims             Ropeways Merano 2000 from 07.12.2018: MON-FRI from 9 a.m.-5.30
  to demonstrate how military technology developed rapidly and in different ways, in                 p.m. - SAT, SUN + bank holidays from 8.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m.; from 26.12.2018-
  particular during last century’s wars. The innovations of those days have had a positive           06.01.2019: daily from 8 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
  effect on the “civilian” life and are an indispensable part of today’s everyday mobil-             Gondola Falzeben from 07.12.2018: MON-FRI from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. - SAT, SUN
  ity. (e.g., air and rail traffic the quality of the realization of the models here exposed is      + bank holidays from 8.30 a.m.-5 p.m.; from 26.12.2018-06.01.2019: daily
  unique in its genre.                                                                               from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  » Opening hours: until 23.12.2018 SUN 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; from 26.12.2018-                             Snowpark open daily from 9.30 a.m.-3.30 p.m.
      06.01.2019 open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on 01.01.2019.                                Alpine Bob from 07.12.2018: SAT-MON from 11 a.m.-4.30 p.m., TUE-FRI
  » Price: adults € 9.50, children between 3-14 € 7.00, children under the age                       closed; from 26.12.2018-06.01.2019: daily from 10 a.m.-4.30 p.m.
      of 3 are free of charge, family ticket € 21.00 - € 26.00. Information: Railway              » Information: Funivie Merano 2000, via Val die Nova 37, Merano tel. +39
      World Rabland, Piazza Gerold 3, Rablà/Parcines, tel. +39 0473 521460,                          0473 234821, www.meran2000.com
      www.eisenbahnwelt.it

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Market calendar
   MERANO’S THERMAL BATHS
  The Therme Meran is a place of relaxation, well-being and regeneration. Here, in the
  heart of the spa town of Merano, you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest and leave the       » Large Market
  daily routine behind. Wellness in the Terme Merano means to go with the flow in one of         Friday mornings, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Piazza Prader square and along via Mainardo up to
  the many in- and outdoor pools, to meditate on the sheer infinity of the spa areal and to      the crossing via Otto Huber; food/clothes/leather goods/shoes/plants
  benefit of the healing powers of the thermal baths. The vast and perfectly tended theme
  park of the Terme Merano extends itself over 52,000 m² and offers a green oasis in the         » Small Market
  centre of Merano, something which is rare today.                                               • every Tuesday morning, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Piazza Prader;
  Special Night: swim & sauna until midnight! Until March, the pool and sauna area                 food/clothes/leather goods/shoes/plants
  is open once a month until midnight. From 7 p.m. onwards, you can enjoy music and              • every Wednesday morning, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  candlelight in the indoor bathing areal, enjoy delicious snacks and drinks and relax             Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Sinigo/Merano Sud food/clothes
  with special infusions in the sauna world. It is also possible to enjoy a delicious "Special
  Night" menu in the winter garden of the indoor bathing area. Special highlight will be         » Farmer’s Market
  the broadcasts from classical music to musical performances in the outdoor area of the         • every Saturday morning, 8 a.m.-12 noon, Via Galileo Galilei
  pools. Dates: FRI 14.12.2018, FRI 11.01.2019, THU 14.02.2019, FRI 01.03.2019                   • every Wednesday morning, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Piazza Fontana in Maia Alta
  » Opening hours: daily from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  » Information: Therme Meran, Piazza Terme 9, tel. +39 0473 252000,                             » Flea Market
      www.termemerano.it                                                                         every last Saturday of the month, 8.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. on the Winter Promenade.
                                                                                                 Information: tel. +39 329 9692019
  Hiking tour
  Book a professional mountain guide and discover South Tyrol’s trails. Information:
  - Mountaineering School MeranAlpin, www.meranalpin.com, tel. +39 +39 348 2600813
  - AVS (Alps Association South Tyrol) Merano, tel. +39 0473 237134, www.alpenverein.it

  Culture and nature hiking tours
  Go hiking in Merano and its surroundings on easy walking paths, accompanied by
  a trained nature- and landscape guide; get to know the area, its inhabitants, culture
  and traditions, taste typical South Tyrolean specialties on the way.
  Information: www.wanderfuehrer.it

  Exploring Merano on a segway (upon request)
  Visiting Merano in a different way - a tour on a Segway. A 2 hour - tour through the
  city or in the outskirts. Detailed explanations for beginners. Information: www.rund-
  um-tour.com, Passeggiata d’inverno 23, Merano, tel. +39 348 0482942 or tel. +49 152
  27508399

  Tandem-Paragliding in Merano 2000
  An exciting adventure for two - take off with the paraglider. Meeting point at the Ifin-
  ger cable car mountain station. Flight duration and price depends on the flying route.
  Information: Tandemclub Ifinger-Ivigna, tel. +39 339 7631715, www.flyhirzer.com

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30.11.-02.12.     Christmas market in Lagundo (23.11.2018-01.01.2019)
                                                                                          FRI - SUN         FRI 3 p.m.-7 p.m., SAT + SUN 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
                                                                                                            on the church square in Lagundo. Festively decorated stalls offer
                                                                                                            original, large and small gift ideas. Hot steaming drinks, traditional
                                                                                                            treats, fragrant Christmas cookies and homemade specialties invite
                                                                                                            you to linger. SAT + SUN at 5 p.m., South Tyrolean specialties are
                                                                                                            prepared on an old wooden stove. Free Christmas train every hour
                                                                                                            Lagundo-Merano-Lagundo. Information: tourist office Lagundo,
                                                                                                            tel. +39 0473 448600, www.algund.com

                                                                                          01.-02.12.        ❤ Tyrolean Advent in the Castle (01.+02.12. & 07.-09.12.)
                                                                                                            SAT 10 a.m.-7 p.m., SUN 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                                                            The special Christmas market at Tyrol Castle with Christmas
                                                                                                            concerts, a nativity scene, children's entertainment, traditional
                                                                                                            crafts and much more. Free entry. Free shuttle service from the bus
                                                                                                            terminal Terme Merano to the village center of Tirolo. Information
                                                                                                            and detailed programme: tourist office Tirolo, tel. +39 0473 923314,
                                                                                                            www.dorf-tirol.it

                                                                                          01.-02.12.        Christmas market Sterntaler in Lana

  Events                                                                                  SAT - SUN         at the town hall square. Opening ceremony on SAT 01.12. at 5 p.m.
                                                                                          10 a.m.-7.30 p.m. with music by Hubert Dorigatti and Black Caravan. Gastronomic
                                                                                                            stands are open until 9 p.m. Information: tourist office Lana, tel. +39
                                                                                                            0473 561770, www.lana.info
  Children’s entertainment programme      of the Merano Christmas Market                  01.-02.12.        Farmer's Advent Scena
  For more children’s events follow ❤                                                     SAT - SUN         in the beautiful hamlet San Giorgio. In the old farmhouse, in the
                                                                                          10 a.m.-7.30 p.m. stable and at the Uhlenturm, the exhibitors put their homemade
                                                                                                            products up for sale. Rural delicacies and warming drinks are avail-
                                                                                                            able at the gourmet stalls in the courtyard. Musicians and singers
  until 06.01.    MERANO CHRISTMAS                                                                          of Scena frame the Farmer’s Advent. Information: tourist office
                  SUN-THU 10 a.m.-7 p.m., FRI-SAT & bank holidays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.,                           Scena, tel. +39 0473 945669, www.schenna.com
                  Closed on 25.12.
                  The Merano Christmas is an experience for all senses: Listen and        01.-02.12.        ❤ Pony riding for children in Lana
                  see, take a deep breath and taste, touch the tradition with your        SAT - SUN         in the pedestrian zone. Price: € 3.00. Information: tourist office
                  hands, rise in the Christmas atmosphere of the Christmas market         1.30-6.30 p.m.    Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info
                  and warm up your soul, mind and body. Merano enchants with the
                  true and sincere warmth of Christmas and a magical atmosphere.          SAT - 01.12.      CHRISTMAS APERITIF AT PIAZZA TERME IN MERANO
                  The smell of cinnamon and spices, of food and homemade pastries         11 a.m.-1 p.m.    Live music with South Tyrolean acts. Information: Terme Merano,
                  awakens childhood memories. All this is part of the South Tyrolean                        www.thermemeran.it
                  Christmas traditions. The warm light of the wooden huts and the
                  decorated Christmas trees not only make children's eyes shine. The      SAT - 01.12.      Advent at Rametz Castle (30.11.-02.12. & 07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12.
                  artisans who work on their products at the Christmas market in          11 a.m.-8 p.m.    & 21.-23.12.)
                  Merano and show their skills, spread a cozy warmth. Detailed                              Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and
                  programme on: www.weihnacht.meran.eu or at the Merano Tourist                             in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
                  Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -                      Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen,
                  www.weihnacht.meran.eu                                                                    www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473
                                                                                                            211011, www.rametz.com
  until 06.01.    ❤ 6th Forst Christmas forest of the special beer brewery Forst
                  in Lagundo
                  Bright lights, crackling fireplaces, picturesque Christmas huts,
                  enticing scents, enchanting stalls, a varied gastronomic offer and
                  unique entertainment opportunities for young and old alike invite
                  you to linger, enjoy, experience and return. NEW this year: ice-
                  skating rink and toboggan track! Christmas is the celebration of love
                  and contemplation. Once again, the Forst Christmas Forest is
                  commited to acts of charity and supports the aid platform Südtirol
                  hilft with donations that benefit needy people in South Tyrol.
                  Further information: www.forsterweihnachtwald.it

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SAT - 01.12.     ❤ Concert for young and old alike: "Peter and the Wolf" by                SUN - 02.12.     MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
  2 & 3.30 p.m.    Sergei Prokofiev                                                          11 a.m.-1 p.m.   with the traditional music band of Maia Alta at the cure Promeande
                   in the Municipal Theater in Merano. Orchestra of Musikfreunde                              and on piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso
                   Meran in cooperation with various elementary schools. Conductor:                           della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                   Michael Hillebrand. Moderation: Ingrid Rieder. Duration per                                www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                   concert: 45 min. Free entry. Information: Orchestra of Musikfreunde
                   Meran, www.musikfreunde-meran.org                                         SUN - 02.12.     Advent at Rametz Castle (30.11.-02.12. & 07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12.
                                                                                             11 a.m.-8 p.m.   & 21.-23.12.)
  SAT - 01.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: CHRISTMAS DECORATION                                                  Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and
  2.30-4 p.m.      MADE OF FELT                                                                               in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
                   with Enrica Huber Ortler, South Tyrolean peasant women organiza-                           Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen,
                   tion, in Goldy’s house on piazza della Rena. For children from 6-11                        www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473
                   years. Free entry and no registration needed. Information: Merano                          211011, www.rametz.com
                   Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000,
                   www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu                                     SUN - 02.12.        CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: BAKING COOKIES
                                                                                             2 p.m.-4 p.m.    with Ricky and Anni in Goldy's house at piazza della Rena. For
  SAT - 01.12.        CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: THE ART OF RECYCLING                                                children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed.
  4.30-6 p.m.      with Mariana Acuña, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza                            Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39
                   della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registra-                      0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                   tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà
                   45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu           SUN - 02.12.     ❤ Glittering workshop for children in Lana
                                                                                             3-6 p.m.         in the Rosengarten estate. Tinker a bag for St. Nicholas Day. Price:
  SAT - 01.12.     Night of the 1,000 lights in the orchid world in Gargazzone                                € 4.00-6.00. Information: tourist office Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770,
  5 p.m.-10 p.m.   Experience the orchid world in the evening in the light of thousands                       www.lana.info
                   of candles and enjoy a 3-course candle light dinner in the event
                   gastronomy Orchidea (with reservation). Entrance Orchid World             SUN - 02.12.       CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: "AS A CHILD, I WANT TO
                   + Aperitif € 10.50 p.P., Candel Light Dinner € 39.00 p.P. Information     4.30-6 p.m.      BE AN ARTIST"
                   and reservation: Raffeiner world of orchids, tel. +39 0471 920218,                         with Gionata Teri, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza
                   www.raffeiner.net                                                                          della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry, no registration
                                                                                                              needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45,
  SAT - 01.12.     Autumn concert of the Orchestra of the Musikfreunde Meran                                  tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  8 p.m.           in the Municipal Theater in Merano. Concert for young and old alike:
                   "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiew, Conductor: Michael              MON - 03.12.     Grappa & chocolate in Rifiano
                   Hillebrand, Moderation: Ingrid Rieder. Additional Programme:              4 p.m.           Visit of the private distillery Wezl and tasting of fine spirits. Price:
                   Concerto for Marimba and Strings by Ney Rosauro, Soloist Julian                            € 8.00. Minimum number of participants: 5. Information and regis-
                   Gruber. Free entry. Information: Orchestra of Musikfreunde Meran,                          tration until 11 a.m.: tourist office Val Passiria, Tel. +39 0473 656188,
                   www.musikfreunde-meran.org                                                                 www.passeiertal.it

  SUN - 02.12.     Advent Market in Parcines                                                 TUE - 04.12.     Discover Nordic Walking
  10 a.m.-6 p.m.   At the parish church in Parcines you will find creative and traditional   9.30-11 a.m.     Meeting point: Elisabeth Park Merano. Walking sticks on request.
                   craftsmanship at the stalls of the Advent market. Information:                             Price: € 20.00. Information & registration: Emanuela Martini, tel.
                   tourist office Parcines, tel. +39 0473 967157, www.partschins.com                          +39 333 6233977, emanuela.martini@alice.it

  SUN - 02.12.     ❤ Open day in the typewriter museum "Peter Mitterhofer" in
  10 a.m.-6 p.m.   Parcines
                   On the occasion of the Christmas market in Parcines, the museum
                   offers special tours and a handicraft table for children, where hand-
                   made paper is used to make Christmas cards. Information: Type-
                   writer Museum, tel. +39 0473 967581, www.typewritermuseum.com

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WED - 05.12.     CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS: FOLDED PAPER
                                                                                          5-6.30 p.m.      ANGELS
                                                                                                           with Elisabeth Schroffenegger, South Tyrolean peasant women's
                                                                                                           organization, in Goldy’s cottage on piazza della Rena. Free entry and
                                                                                                           no registration needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso
                                                                                                           della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                                                                                                           www.weihnacht.meran.eu

                                                                                          WED - 05.12.     ❤ St. Nicholas parade in Cermes
                                                                                          5 p.m.           start at the fruit cooperative Cermes. Information: tourist office
  TUE - 04.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: THE MAGIC OF THE                                                   Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info
  2.30-4 p.m.     RUSSIAN TOY
                  Make a drum playing rabbit with wood from "Bogorodskoe", with           WED - 05.12.     Krampus procession in Lana
                  the master of sculptures Tiuvanov Maksim from the Museum of             5 p.m.           start at the parking space at Pizzeria Alpen in Lana di Sotto. Infor-
                  wooden toys in Moscow, with the Russian center Borodina in                               mation: tourist office Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info
                  Goldy’s house at piazza della Rena. For children from 6-11 years.
                  Price: € 5.00, including material. No registration needed. To pay in    THU - 06.12.       NICHOLAS AND KRAMPUSSE AT THE MERANO
                  Goldy's house. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della          3-5.30 p.m.      CHRISTMAS
                  Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -                                         with the association "Alfagortuifl" at the cure Promenade and on
                  www.weihnacht.meran.eu                                                                   piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della
                                                                                                           Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
  TUE - 04.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: ENCHANTING - BUILD                                                 www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  4.30-6 p.m.     YOUR MAGICAL OBJECT
                  with Samuel Ferro, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza          THU - 06.12.        CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: CHOCOLATE CASE
                  della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registra-   4.30-6 p.m.      with Sabine Kaserer, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza
                  tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà                     della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registra-
                  45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu                          tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà
                                                                                                           45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  TUE - 04.12.    Concert Music Merano: Hardy Rittner, Bösendorfer grand
  8 p.m.          piano from 1845 and modern grand piano                                  THU - 06.12.     ❤ St. Nicholas parade with small Krampusse in Lana
                  in the Kursaal in Merano. Works by W.A. Mozart, Johannes Brahms,        5 p.m.           start at the Capuchin’s Church. Information: tourist office Lana,
                  Ferruccio Busoni, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt. Prices: € 25.00,                      tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info
                  € 20.00 and € 5.00. Box office open from 7 p.m. Information: Music
                  Merano, tel. +39 0473 211612, www.musikmeran.it                         THU - 06.12.     ❤ St. Nicholas parade in Lagundo
                                                                                          5 p.m.           Together with two angels, Nicholas moves through the streets of
  WED - 05.12.    Nordic Walking for advanced                                                              the village and gives presents to the children. For children and
  9.30-11 a.m.    Meeting point will be communicated upon registration. Walking                            parents there are hot drinks along the way. The parade is organized
                  sticks on request. Price: € 20.00. Information & registration:                           by the merchants and craftsmen of Lagundo. Information: tourist
                  Emanuela Martini, tel. +39 333 6233977, emanuela.martini@alice.it                        office Lagundo, tel. +39 0473 448600, www.algund.com

  WED - 05.12.    Christmas market Sterntaler in Lana                                     THU - 06.12.       ST. NICHOLAS CELEBRATION WITH ICE SHOW AT
  3 p.m.-9 p.m.   at the town hall square. Only gastronomic stands are open.              6 p.m.           PIAZZA TERME IN MERANO
                  Information: tourist office Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info                    Information: Terme Merano, www.thermemeran.it

  WED - 05.12.    Krampus Day in Lagundo                                                  THU - 06.12.     CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS: BAKING COOKIES
  3 p.m.          The Alagumner Schutterteifl invite to the second Krampus Day at         6.30-8.30 p.m.   with Ricky and Anni in Goldy's house on piazza della Rena. Free
                  the fairground with Krampus stalls and fiery spectacle at 7 p.m. and                     entry and no registration needed. Information: Merano Tourist
                  9 p.m. Information: tourist office Lagundo, tel. +39 0473 448600,                        Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                  www.algund.com                                                                           www.weihnacht.meran.eu

  WED - 05.12.    KRAMPUS AT MERANO CHRISTMAS
  3.30-7 p.m.     with the association "Alfagortuifl" at the cure Promenade and on
                  piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della
                  Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                  www.weihnacht.meran.eu

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07.-09.12.        ❤ Tyrolean Advent in the Castle
                    FRI+SAT 10 a.m.-7 p.m., SUN 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
                    The special Christmas market at Tyrol Castle with Christmas
                    concerts, a nativity scene, children's entertainment, traditional
                    crafts and much more. Free entry. Free shuttle service from the bus
                    terminal Terme Merano to the village center of Tirolo. Information
                    and detailed programme: tourist office Tirolo, tel. +39 0473 923314,
                    www.dorf-tirol.it

  07.-09.12.        Christmas market Sterntaler in Lana                                      FRI - 07.12.     Handicraft Market in Kallmünz Castle (07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12.)
  FRI - SUN         at the town hall square. Gastronomic stands are open until 9 p.m.        11 a.m.-8 p.m.   at piazza della Rena in Merano. Textiles, jewelry, ceramics, wood
  10 a.m.-7.30 p.m. Information: tourist office Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info                     and glass articles and much more is offered by international and
                                                                                                              domestic artists and craftsmen. Information: www.kallmuenz.it
  07.-09.12.        Farmer's Advent Scena
  FRI - SUN         in the beautiful hamlet San Giorgio. In the old farmhouse, in the        FRI - 07.12.        GOLDY'S WORLD
  10 a.m.-7.30 p.m. stable and at the Uhlenturm, the exhibitors put their homemade           2.30-4 p.m.      Face painting, games, music and colors with Johanna Hölzl and
                    products up for sale. Rural delicacies and warming drinks are avail-                      Emma Elisabeth Garber in Goldy's house on piazza della Rena.
                    able at the gourmet stalls in the courtyard. Musicians and singers                        For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed.
                    of Scena frame the Farmer’s Advent. Information: tourist office                           Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39
                    Scena, tel. +39 0473 945669, www.schenna.com                                              0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  07.-09.12.        ❤ Pony riding for children in Lana                                       FRI - 07.12.     KRAMPUS AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
  FRI - SUN         In the pedestrian zone. Price: € 3.00. Information: tourist office       3.30-7 p.m.      with the association "Alfagortuifl" at the cure Promenade and on
  1.30-6.30 p.m.    Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info                                                 piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della
                                                                                                              Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
  07.-09.12.        Christmas market in Lagundo (23.11.2018-01.01.2019)                                       www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  FRI - SUN         FRI 3 p.m.-7 p.m., SAT + SUN 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
                    on the church square in Lagundo. Festively decorated stalls offer        FRI - 07.12.     Advent at Rametz Castle (07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12. & 21.-23.12.)
                    original, large and small gift ideas. Hot steaming drinks, traditional   4 p.m.-8 p.m.    Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and
                    treats, fragrant Christmas cookies and homemade specialties invite                        in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
                    you to linger. SAT + SUN at 5 p.m., South Tyrolean specialties are                        Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen,
                    prepared on an old wooden stove. Free Christmas train every hour                          www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473
                    Lagundo-Merano-Lagundo. Information: tourist office Lagundo,                              211011, www.rametz.com
                    tel. +39 0473 448600, www.algund.com
                                                                                             FRI - 07.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: WE SING, WE READ,
  07.-21.12.        Romance for Two in the ski resort Merano 2000                            4.30-6 p.m.      WE PAINT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
                    Experience a pleasurable break in the VIP gondola of the gondola                          with Strike Up in Goldy's house on piazza della Rena. For children
                    Falzeben. Make yourself comfortable in your private cabin and let                         from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed. Information:
                    yourself be pampered. To crown the day, enjoy a romantic sleigh                           Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000,
                    ride through the snow-covered landscape. Price on request. Infor-                         www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                    mation and registration (four days in advance): tourist office Avelen-
                    go-Verano-Merano 2000, tel. +39 0473 279457, www.hafling.com             FRI - 07.12.     GOURMET WALK THROUGH MERANO IN CHRISTMAS
                                                                                             4.45-8 p.m.      TIME
  FRI - 07.12.      Opening of the skiing season on Merano 2000                                               Guided half-day pleasure tour on foot through Merano and sur-
                    Information: Ropeways Merano 2000, tel. +39 0473 234821,                                  roundings. Experience what makes Merano so desirable within a
                    www.meran2000.com                                                                         short time. Enjoy exquisite delicacies, experience South Tyrolean
                                                                                                              culture, listen to stories and get to know the people behind them.
                                                                                                              Services: camping and bread from South Tyrolean grain; Short hike
                                                                                                              across Piazza Duomo to Tappeiner Promenade and Polveri tower;
                                                                                                              Mulled wine and Kaiserschmarrn with panoramic views of the
                                                                                                              Merano Christmas events; Antipasto in the restaurant Meteo at the
                                                                                                              Gilf gorge; Strudel- and gingerbread tasting; Barley soup in the
                                                                                                              Saxifraga restaurant in the Kurhaus at the Christmas market. Price:
                                                                                                              € 49.00, online € 44.00. Meeting point: Merano Tourist Office,
                                                                                                              Corso della Libertà 45. Distance: 4 km. Information and booking:
                                                                                                              Sissitours, tel. +39 0473 424344, www.sissitour.it or in the Merano
                                                                                                              Tourist Office, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu

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FRI- 07.12.      MUSIC & MORE
  5-7 p.m.         with the band Blue Wings at the cure Promenade in the area of the
                                                                                           SAT - 08.12.        CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: THE ART OF RECYCLING
                                                                                           4.30-6 p.m.      with Mariana Acuña, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza
                   Kurhaus. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45,
                                                                                                            della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registra-
                   tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                                            tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà
                                                                                                            45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  FRI - 07.12.     MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
  6.30-8 p.m.      with the traditional music band of Maia Bassa at the cure
                   Promenade and on piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist
                                                                                           SAT - 08.12.     CONCERT AUDIO 2 & MERANO POP SYMPHONY
                   Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                                                                                           8.30 p.m.        ORCHESTRA
                                                                                                            in the Kursaal. Price: € 18.00 (parquet), € 12.00 (gallery). Ticket sales
                   www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                                            in all branches of Cassa di Risparmio in Merano and Bolzano; online
                                                                                                            at www.ticket.bz.it; on 07.12. and on 08.12. (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5
  SAT - 08.12.     MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
                                                                                                            p.m. to 7 p.m.) in the ticket office of the Kurhaus. Information:
  10.30 a.m.-      with the Sinicher Dorfbühne on piazza della Rena. Free entry
                                                                                                            Merano Tourist Office, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu,
  12 noon          and no registration needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office,
                                                                                                            www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                   Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                   www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                           SUN - 09.12.     Nordic Walking Tour to the event "Advent at Tyrol Castle"
                                                                                           9 a.m.           in Tirolo
  SAT - 08.12.     CHRISTMAS APERITIF AT PIAZZA TERME IN MERANO
                                                                                                            Meeting point: Elisabeth Park Merano. Walking sticks on request.
  11 a.m.-1 p.m.   Live music with South Tyrolean acts. Information: Terme Merano,
                                                                                                            Price: € 20.00. Information & registration: Emanuela Martini, tel.
                   www.thermemeran.it
                                                                                                            +39 333 6233977, emanuela.martini@alice.it
  SAT - 08.12.     Handicraft Market in Kallmünz Castle (07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12.)
  11 a.m.-8 p.m.   at piazza della Rena in Merano. Textiles, jewelry, ceramics, wood
                                                                                           SUN - 09.12.     MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
                                                                                           11 a.m.-1 p.m.   with the traditional music band of Merano at the cure Promenade
                   and glass articles and much more is offered by international and
                                                                                                            and at piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso
                   domestic artists and craftsmen. Information: www.kallmuenz.it
                                                                                                            della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                                                                                                            www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  SAT - 08.12.     Advent at Rametz Castle (07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12. & 21.-23.12.)
  11 a.m.-8 p.m.   Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and
                   in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
                                                                                           SUN - 09.12.     MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
                                                                                           11 a.m.          with “Coro lirico Giuseppe Verdi Bolzano” on stage at piazza della
                   Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen
                                                                                                            Rena. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel.
                   www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473
                                                                                                            +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                   211011, www.rametz.com
                                                                                           SUN - 09.12.     Handicraft Market in Kallmünz Castle (07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12.)
  SAT - 08.12.        CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: ANGELS WITH BEESWAX
                                                                                           11 a.m.-8 p.m.   at piazza della Rena in Merano. Textiles, jewelry, ceramics, wood
  2.30-4 p.m.      with Enrica Huber Ortler, South Tyrolean peasant women's organi-
                                                                                                            and glass articles and much more is offered by international and
                   zation, in Goldy’s cottage on piazza della Rena. For children from
                                                                                                            domestic artists and craftsmen. Information: www.kallmuenz.it
                   6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed. Information:
                   Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000,
                                                                                           SUN - 09.12.     Advent at Rametz Castle (07.-09.12. & 14.-16.12. & 21.-23.12.)
                   www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                           11 a.m.-8 p.m.   Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and
                                                                                                            in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
  SAT - 08.12.     MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
                                                                                                            Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen
  3 p.m.           with the choir “Non Nobis Domine”, Gruppe Missionario „Un pozzo
                                                                                                            www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473
                   per la vita" - Merano, on stage at piazza della Rena. Information:
                                                                                                            211011, www.rametz.com
                   Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000,
                   www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                           SUN - 09.12.        CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: BAKING COOKIES
                                                                                           2 p.m.-4 p.m.    with Ricky and Anni in Goldy's house at piazza della Rena. For
                                                                                                            children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed.
                                                                                                            Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39
                                                                                                            0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu

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SUN - 09.12.    ❤ Glittering workshop for children in Lana                                  WED - 12.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS: CHRISTMAS
  3 p.m.-6 p.m.   in the Rosengarten estate. Tinker a crip in an egg-crate. Price:            5-6.30 p.m.       (DOOR) WREATH
                  € 4.00-6.00. Information: tourist office Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770,                          with Rosi Mannger Walder, South Tyrolean peasant women's organi-
                  www.lana.info                                                                                 zation, in Goldy’s house on piazza della Rena. Free entry and no
                                                                                                                registration needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della
  SUN - 09.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: "AS A CHILD, I WANT TO                                                  Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
  4.30-6 p.m.     BE AN ARTIST"                                                                                 www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                  with Gionata Teri, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza
                  della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registra-       THU - 13.12.         CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: CHOCOLATE CASE
                  tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà        4.30-6 p.m.       with Sabine Kaserer, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza
                  45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu                               della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registra-
                                                                                                                tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà
  MON - 11.12.    Grappa & chocolate in Rifiano                                                                 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  4 p.m.          Visit of the private distillery Wezl and tasting of fine spirits. Price:
                  € 8.00. Minimum number of participants: 5. Information and regis-           THU - 13.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS: BAKING COOKIES
                  tration until 11 a.m.: tourist office Val Passiria, Tel. +39 0473 656188,   6.30-8.30 p.m.    with Ricky and Anni in Goldy's house on piazza della Rena. Free
                  www.passeiertal.it                                                                            entry and no registration needed. Information: Merano Tourist
                                                                                                                Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
  TUE - 11.12.    Discover Nordic Walking                                                                       www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  9.30-11 a.m.    Meeting point: Elisabeth Park Merano. Walking sticks on request.
                  Price: € 20.00. Information & registration: Emanuela Martini, tel.          THU - 13.12.      MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
                  +39 333 6233977, emanuela.martini@alice.it                                  7.30-9 p.m.       with the traditional music band of Quarazze on piazza della Rena.
                                                                                                                Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39
  TUE - 11.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: ENCHANTING - BUILD                                                      0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
  4.30-6 p.m.     YOUR MAGICAL OBJECT
                  with Samuel Ferro, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza              14.-16.12.        Christmas market Sterntaler in Lana
                  della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry andno registra-        FRI - SUN         at the town hall square. Gastronomic stands are open until 9 p.m.
                  tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà        10 a.m.-7.30 p.m. Information: tourist office Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info
                  45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                              14.-16.12.        ❤ Pony riding for children in Lana
  TUE - 11.12.    Cinema in the Cultural Center: "Jimmy's Hall"                               FRI - SUN         in the pedestrian zone. Price: € 3.00. Information: tourist office
  6 p.m.          by Ken Loach - IRL-FRA-GBR 2014 - 109 min. - in English. Film series        1.30-6.30 p.m.    Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info
                  in original language with subtitles in the respective language. The
                  films are framed by an introduction and a discussion led by a mother        14.-16.12.        Christmas market in Lagundo (23.11.2018-01.01.2019)
                  tongue teacher. Free entry. Organized by: Centro Studi e Ricerche           FRI - SUN         FRI 3 p.m.-7 p.m., SAT + SUN 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
                  Palladio and Language Library Merano. Information and location of                             on the church square in Lagundo. Festively decorated stalls offer
                  the screening: Mairania 857, Via Cavour 1, Merano, tel. + 39 0473                             original, large and small gift ideas. Hot steaming drinks, traditional
                  230128, www.centroperlacultura.it                                                             treats, fragrant Christmas cookies and homemade specialties invite
                                                                                                                you to linger. SAT + SUN at 5 p.m., South Tyrolean specialties are
  WED - 12.12.    Nordic Walking for advanced                                                                   prepared on an old wooden stove. Free Christmas train every hour
  9.30-11 a.m.    Meeting point will be communicated upon registration. Walking                                 Lagundo-Merano-Lagundo. Information: tourist office Lagundo,
                  sticks on request. Price: € 20.00. Information & registration:                                tel. +39 0473 448600, www.algund.com
                  Emanuela Martini, tel. +39 333 6233977, emanuela.martini@alice.it
                                                                                              FRI - 14.12.      Handicraft Market in Kallmünz Castle (14.-16.12.)
  WED - 12.12.    MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS                                               11 a.m.-8 p.m.    at piazza della Rena in Merano. Textiles, jewelry, ceramics, wood
  2 p.m.          with Strike Up on piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist                              and glass articles and much more is offered by international and
                  Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -                          domestic artists and craftsmen. Information: www.kallmuenz.it
                  www.weihnacht.meran.eu

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FRI - 14.12.        GOLDY'S WORLD                                                         FRI - 14.12.     Swingin' the good old times - Friday Night Preparty
  2.30 p.m.-4 p.m. Face painting, games, music and colors with Johanna Hölzl and            9.30 p.m.        Meeting Room 1 and Pavillon des Fleurs of the Kurhaus will take
                   Emma Elisabeth Garber in Goldy's house on piazza della Rena.                              you back to the 20s and 30s from 14.-16.12. Peter Loggins (SWE) and
                   For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed.                      Katja Završnik (SLO) will teach you dances like Jazz, Dixieland,
                   Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39                      Charleston and others in workshops on Saturday and Sunday. The
                   0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu                                        session opens with the Friday Night Pre-party. Also the following
                                                                                                             days will be crowned with a dance party in the evening. Information,
  FRI - 14.12.     Advent at Rametz Castle (14.-16.12. & 21.-23.12.)                                         exact programme and registration to the workshops and Party Pass:
  4 p.m.-8 p.m.    Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and                      www.swing-on.com
                   in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
                   Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen              15.-17.12.       Crib exhibition with blessing ceremony in Lana
                   www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473                            SAT 3 p.m.-6 p.m., SUN 9 a.m.-12 noon + 2 p.m.-6 p.m.,
                   211011, www.rametz.com                                                                    MON 9 a.m.-11.30 a.m.
                                                                                                             in the senior citizens’ meeting place. Information: tourist office
  FRI - 14.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: WE SING, WE READ,                                                    Lana, tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info
  4.30-6 p.m.      WE PAINT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
                   with Strike Up in Goldy's house on piazza della Rena. For children       SAT- 15.12.      Fleamarket in Cermes
                   from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed. Information:     8 a.m.-5 p.m.    at the town hall square. Information: tourist office Lana, tel. +39
                   Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000,                      0473 561770, www.lana.info
                   www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                            SAT - 15.12.     ❤ Kids Snow Day on Merano 2000
  FRI - 14.12.     GOURMET WALK THROUGH MERANO IN CHRISTMAS 		                              9.30 a.m.        With the kids in the snow. On this day, boys and girls from 5 to 12
  4.45-8 p.m.      TIME                                                                                      years can find their kind of winter sport. Ski pass, ski equipment and
                   Guided half-day pleasure tour on foot through Merano and sur-                             ski course for all registered children free of charge. Information &
                   roundings. Experience what makes Merano so desirable within a                             registration: Ropeways Merano 2000, tel. +39 0473 234821,
                   short time. Enjoy exquisite delicacies, experience South Tyrolean                         www.meran2000.com
                   culture, listen to stories and get to know the people behind them.
                   Services: camping and bread from South Tyrolean grain; Short hike        SAT - 15.12.     Fancy architecture? at Art Merano
                   across Piazza Duomo to Tappeiner Promenade and Polveri tower;            10.30 a.m.       Guided tours through the exhibition: "New Architecture in South
                   Mulled wine and Kaiserschmarrn with panoramic views of the                                Tyrol 2012-2018" with Prof. Marco Mulazzani. Description of the
                   Merano Christmas events; Antipasto in the restaurant Meteo at the                         exhibition see page 93. Price: Guided tour € 10.00 + entrance fee.
                   Gilf gorge; Strudel- and gingerbread tasting; Barley soup in the                          Information: Art Merano, via dei Portici 163, tel. +39 0473 212643,
                   Saxifraga restaurant in the Kurhaus at the Christmas market. Price:                       www.kunstmeranoarte.org, info@kunstmeranoarte.org
                   € 49.00, online € 44.00. Meeting point: Merano Tourist Office,
                   Corso della Libertà 45. Distance: 4 km. Information and booking:         SAT - 15.12.     CHRISTMAS APERITIF AT PIAZZA TERME IN MERANO
                   Sissitours, tel. +39 0473 424344, www.sissitour.it or in the Merano      11 a.m.-1 p.m.   Live music with South Tyrolean acts. Information: Terme Merano,
                   Tourist Office, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu                                        www.thermemeran.it
  FRI - 14.12.     ICE DANCE SHOW AT PIAZZA TERME IN MERANO                                 SAT - 15.12.     Handicraft Market in Kallmünz Castle (14.-16.12.)
  6.30 p.m.        Information: Terme Merano, www.thermemeran.it                            11 a.m.-8 p.m.   at piazza della Rena in Merano. Textiles, jewelry, ceramics, wood
                                                                                                             and glass articles and much more is offered by international and
  FRI - 14.12.     Concert Music Merano: Beatrice Rana (piano) and Modigliani                                domestic artists and craftsmen. Information: www.kallmuenz.it
  8 p.m.           Quartet
                   in the Kursaal in Merano. Works by Johannes Brahms. Prices:              SAT - 15.12.     Advent at Rametz Castle (14.-16.12. & 21.-23.12.)
                   € 30.00, € 25.00 and € 5.00. Ticket sales on THU 13.12. from 10 a.m. -   11 a.m.-8 p.m.   Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and
                   12.30 p.m. in the ticket office of the Kurhaus. Box office open from 7                    in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
                   p.m. Information: Music Merano, tel. +39 0473 211612,                                     Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen,
                   www.musikmeran.it                                                                         www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473
                                                                                                             211011, www.rametz.com

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SAT - 15.12.     Distant bell sound - Magic of Advent by the the singing group
                                                                                         5.30 p.m.        Madlain in Lana
                                                                                                          in the courtyard of St. Anna. Information: tourist office Lana,
                                                                                                          tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info

                                                                                         SAT - 15.12.     Christmas church concert by the band of Parcines
                                                                                         8 p.m.           in the Parish church of Parcines. Information: tourist office Parcines,
                                                                                                          tel. +39 0473 967157, www.partschins.com

  SAT - 15.12.   Swingin 'the good old times - Workshops & Saturday Night Main           SUN - 16.12.     MUSIC AT THE MERANO CHRISTMAS
  1 p.m.         Party                                                                   11 a.m.-1 p.m.   with the traditional music band of Merano at the cure Promenade
                 Meeting Room 1 and Pavillon des Fleurs of the Kurhaus will take                          and on piazza della Rena. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso
                 you back to the 20s and 30s from 14.-16.12. Peter Loggins (SWE) and                      della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu -
                 Katja Završnik (SLO) will teach you dances like Jazz, Dixieland,                         www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                 Charlston and others in workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
                 1 p.m. -2.15 p.m. - Roots often two step - dancing in Waltz time        SUN - 16.12.     Handicraft Market in Kallmünz Castle
                 2.45 p.m.-4 p.m. - Jazz years two step                                  11 a.m.-8 p.m.   at piazza della Rena in Merano. Textiles, jewelry, ceramics, wood
                 4.30 p.m. -5.45 p.m. - The Original Dixieland one step                                   and glass articles and much more is offered by international and
                 9.30 p.m. - Saturday Night Main Party                                                    domestic artists and craftsmen. Information: www.kallmuenz.it
                 Information & registration to the workshops and Party Pass:
                 www.swing-on.com                                                        SUN - 16.12.     Advent at Rametz Castle (14.-16.12. & 21.-23.12.)
                                                                                         11 a.m.-8 p.m.   Traditional sounds and advent delicacies in the castle courtyard and
  SAT - 15.12.    CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: CHRISTMAS TEALIGHT                                                  in the vinothek, wine tasting in the rarity cellar and cellar market.
  2.30-4 p.m.    WITH NATURAL MATERIALS                                                                   Fundraising peasant emergency social fund - Menschen helfen,
                 with Mathilde Wieser, South Tyrolean peasant women's organiza-                           www.menschen-helfen. Information: Rametz Castle, tel. +39 0473
                 tion, in Goldy’s house on piazza della Rena. For children from 6-11                      211011, www.rametz.com
                 years. Free entry and no registration needed. Information: Merano
                 Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39 0473 272000,           SUN - 16.12.     Swingin' the good old times - Workshops & Sunday Night
                 www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu                                   1 p.m.           Farewell Party
                                                                                                          Meeting Room 1 and Pavillon des Fleurs of the Kurhaus will take you
  SAT - 15.12.   Concert of the hunting hornblower group of Lana                                          back to the 20s and 30s from 14.-16.12. Peter Loggins (SWE) and
  4-5.30 p.m.    at the Town Hall Square in Lana. Information: tourist office Lana,                       Katja Završnik (SLO) bring you the various dances in workshops.
                 tel. +39 0473 561770, www.lana.info                                                      1 p.m.-2.15 p.m. - The Peabody
                                                                                                          2.45 p.m.-4 p.m.- The Original Charleston
  SAT - 15.12.      CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: THE ART OF RECYCLING                                              4.30 p.m.-5.45 p.m. - Putting it all toghether to create yourself
  4.30-6 p.m.    with Mariana Acuña, Fondazione UPAD, in Goldy's house at piazza                          9.30 p.m.-Sunday Night Farewell Party
                 della Rena. For children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registra-                    Information and registration to the workshops and Party Pass:
                 tion needed. Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà                     www.swing-on.com
                 45, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                                                                                         SUN - 16.12.        CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: BAKING COOKIES
  SAT - 15.12.   GOURMET WALK THROUGH MERANO IN CHRISTMAS 		                             2 p.m.-4 p.m.    with Ricky and Anni in Goldy's house at piazza della Rena. For
  4.45-8 p.m.    TIME                                                                                     children from 6-11 years. Free entry and no registration needed.
                 Guided half-day pleasure tour on foot through Merano and sur-                            Information: Merano Tourist Office, Corso della Libertà 45, tel. +39
                 roundings. Experience what makes Merano so desirable within a                            0473 272000, www.meran.eu - www.weihnacht.meran.eu
                 short time. Enjoy exquisite delicacies, experience South Tyrolean
                 culture, listen to stories and get to know the people behind them.      SUN - 16.12.     23 ° Grand Prix of Merano in Competition Dancing - 2018
                 Services: camping and bread from South Tyrolean grain; Short hike       2.30-9 p.m.      in the Kursaal in Merano. Price: € 50.00, € 20.00. Information: Adds
                 across Piazza Duomo to Tappeiner Promenade and Polveri tower;                            Sinny Dance, tel. +39 338 6588080, tel. +39 347 3844139. Ticket sales
                 Mulled wine and Kaiserschmarrn with panoramic views of the                               from the beginning of December on tel. +39 346 2233273,
                 Merano Christmas events; Antipasto in the restaurant Meteo at the                        www.grandprixdimerano.it
                 Gilf gorge; Strudel- and gingerbread tasting; Barley soup in the
                 Saxifraga restaurant in the Kurhaus at the Christmas market. Price:
                 € 49.00, online € 44.00. Meeting point: Merano Tourist Office,
                 Corso della Libertà 45. Distance: 4 km. Information and booking:
                 Sissitours, tel. +39 0473 424344, www.sissitour.it or in the Merano
                 Tourist Office, tel. +39 0473 272000, www.meran.eu

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