There are numerous museums and castles that are really worth seeing for guests interested in culture in Merano/Meran and surroundings. In the direct vicinity of our ImperialArt Boutique & Design Hotel, just about 200 m away, is the Castello Principesco/Landesfürstliche Burg of Merano/Meran, where you can look at old weapons and musical instruments and be taken back to the Late Middle Ages.
Other particularly popular castles in Merano/Meran and surroundings are Trauttmansdorff Castle near Maia Alta/Obermais, which is mainly visited because of its botanical gardens. Castel/Schloss Fragsburg over the rooftops of Merano/Meran houses a hotel and restaurant today and you can see the gunpowder tower during a walk along the Tappeinerweg trail. Castello/Schloss Rametz is a winery, wine museum and restaurant today. Popular castles near Merano/Meran are also Castel Tirolo/Schloss Tirol and Castello di Scena/Schloss Schenna.
There are also numerous museums in Merano/Meran and surroundings. The Women's Museum in Merano/Meran more vividly highlights the development of the role of women using clothes and everyday objects while at the Touriseum in Trauttmansdorff Castle you can find out everything about the development of tourism in the country. The Typewriter Museum in Parcines/Partschins or Train World in Rablà/Rabland are museums near Merano/Meran that are interesting for the whole family. Ötzi the "Ice Man" is exhibited in the South Tyrolean Archaeology Museum in Bolzano/Bozen - the variety of cultural treasures in Merano/Meran and surroundings is hard to beat.