Museum in and around Merano

Art meets History

Museum in Merano. And surroundings. History and culture. Curiosities. Modern art. Next to your Hotel. Or even a bit farer away. To know Merano and South Tyrol a little bit better. Just to understand. Your very owns time travelling. Have fun.

A preview of the best museum

Museum Palais Mamming

Palais Mamming. A newly renovated Baroque palace on Piazza Duomo. Directly at the end of the Meran arcades.

The City Museum Meran. Inaugurated in 1900 as the oldest museum in South Tyrol. After several relocations arrived in the Palais Mamming.

Wiht an exhibition about Meranos historical development. From pre–history and early history to modern art. With some exotic exhibits. Like an Egyptian mummy, a collection of Sudanese weapons owned by the adventurer Slatin Pasha, a typewriter invented by Peter Mitterhofer and Napoleon’s death masks. A modern museum of local history.

Opening times:
Easter until 6th January:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
Sundays and holidays: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Palais Mamming Museum, Piazza Duomo 6, Merano

Arte Merano

A house for contemporary art in the old part of Merano. Merano arte present changing exhibitions in the fields of fine art, architecture, literature, music, photography and new media on 500 m² with exhibition space over three floors. Local artists with international context, modern and dynamic.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Arte Merano, Via Portici 163, Merano

Women Museum

Woman with special exhibition which depeen the subject of women’s ideals, women’s pictures and women’s rules.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Women’s Museum, Via Mainardo 2, Merano

Prince’s Castle

In 15th century built by archduke Sigmund von Österreich. Exhibited in two floors with furniture from renaissance and gothic period. The perfect place to study life during the late medieval period.

Opening times:
1th April until 6th January:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sundays and holidays: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Prince’s Castle, Via Galilei, Merano

Jewish museum and synagogue

Situated in exclusive residential area from Merano with jewish tradition.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Wednesday: 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Thursday to Friday: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Jewish Museum, Via Schiller 14, Merano

Russian – orthodoxy memorial
Nadezda Borodina

A grate selection of icons, documents and books, closed to the Nikolaus church about the Russian – orthodoxy community in Merano. Sponsored by Nadezda Iwanowna Borodina.

Opening times:
Every 1st and 3th Saturday (except Christmas and Easter): 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

St. Nikolaus Church, Via Schaffer 21. Merano


The South Tyrolean Museum of the development from the tourism. It is situated in the botanical garden “Schloss Trauttmannsdorff”, where Sissi spent here holiday. Today interesting Museum, about the history of the tourism in Tirol. A trip through 200 years history of tourism!

Opening times:
From 1st April to 31th October:
Daily: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm

From 1st to 15th November:
Daily: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Touriseum, Via St. Valentino 51 a, Merano

Train world

On of the greatest, private collection of model railway in Europe. 20.000 pieces. Südtirol Miniatur with special exhibition “Einsteigen bitte!” with kids corner, very funny for kids and adults.

Opening times:
April to October:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 5 pm

November to December:
Sundays: 10.00 am – 5 pm

Train world, Piazza Gerold 3, Rablá / Parcines

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Ötzi – the Iceman. Ötzi is one of the worlds best – known and most important mummies. Discover his secrets.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Via Museo 43, Bolzano

The Castle of Tyrol

Castle Tyrol was the ancestral seat of the Counts of Tyrol. The curtain wall of the castle was built in 1100 and belongs today to the oldest preserved castle walls. Romanic style on doors and windows, gothic decorations.

Opening times:
Easter Monday to 8th December:
Thuesday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 5 pm

Castel Tirolo at Tirolo near Merano

Typewriter Museum “Peter Mitterhofer”

Situated in Partschins, the museum shows the history of the typewriter. The inventor, Peter Mitterhofer, was from this little town Partschins. You can visit more than 100 modells, some of there are very rare and curious.

Opening times:
April to October:
Monday: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am – noon and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – noon

November to March:
Every Tuesday: 10.00 am – noon

Typewriter Museum, Piazza della chiesa 10, Parcines