Dorf Tirol - A sun-kissed hiker's paradise
The village of Dorf Tirol is draped charmingly across the sun-drenched vineyards above the spa town of Merano. A chair lift whisks visitors from the centre of Merano up to the pretty and bustling village of Dorf Tirol. This feature makes Dorf Tirol a truly unique starting point for hikes, tours or treks into an alpine world- only minutes away from Merano.
The Tessa (Texel) Group Nature Park begins in the village of Dorf Tirol. It is the largest natural park in South Tyrol and encompasses parts of the Ötztal Alps. Tirolo has always been an ideal point of departure for exploration and expeditions into a vast hiker’s paradise. The ten Spronser Lakes, situated at an altitude of around 2,500 metres, form the largest high-alpine lake district and one of the most beautiful groups of lakes in the Alps.
As the German name Dorf Tirol - as in “Südtirol” - suggests, the village is not only a gourmet and hiking paradise but is also steeped in history. The South Tyrol Museum of Culture and History is located inside Tyrol Castle, which was built in the high Middle Ages and towers majestically above the village. The museum has a wonderful contemporary design and gives detailed information about the history of the town and the region, including the former County of Tirol.