Local guide

Looking for something special? There’s nothing like insider tips from a real local. Your young host Philipp lives in Algund himself and knows exactly what you can experience in and around the pretty village. Have fun!

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“Healthy in Algund” – Kneipp course

At the various stations of the Kneipp course, information boards explain the holistic Kneipp method in an easy and playful way and encourage you to actively participate. You can set off on a health-promoting and varied Kneipp hike through Algund at any time and learn more about the proven principles of Sebastian Kneipp. The Kneipp hikes are also a good opportunity to experience the special features of the seven districts of Algund.


Juval Castle

Juval Castle is the home of extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner and accommodates one of the six fascinating Messner Mountain Museums, each dedicated to a different theme. It celebrates the “myth of mountain”, which is also the title of the permanent exhibition. On the castle hill you can find a small mountain zoo, the Schlosswirt tavern with its home-grown produce and the Unterortl winery with excellent wines from the Vinschgau valley.

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Minigolf Algund

A true paradise for the whole family! The minigolf course of Algund is idyllically situated on the Vinschgau cycle path and just a stone’s throw from the center. In the middle of a green area, two courses with 18 holes each await you: miniature golf and felt golf. In the cozy kiosk you can take a break with delicious snacks and refreshing drinks. Immerse yourself in a world of fun and happiness. There is also a large adventure playground nearby!


The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle extend over 12 hectares. Two outlook points and more than 80 unique garden landscapes are waiting to be explored. On warm summer evenings, Trauttmansdorff hosts concerts by internationally renowned musicians, right around the lake below the castle. Immerse yourself in the diverse garden landscapes from all over the world and marvel at the beauty of nature. A real must on your next vacation in Algund near Merano!


Wirthaus zur Blauen Traube

Blaue Traube is only open in the evening, there is only one menu and advance booking is highly recommended. An evening full of creative taste explosions awaits you, accompanied by the finest wines. Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening in this special restaurant, which will probably not be without a star in the Michelin Guide for much longer.

Our insider tip: Just make a reservation! Christoph and his team will take care of the rest.

+39 0473 447103


Restaurant Gstör

The restaurant’s palm garden is very popular among hungry guests. Enjoy down-to-earth dishes, stone-oven pizza and live music to perfectly round off the evening.

Our insider tip: Hmm... Maybe a Carpaccio? Or a delicious Pizza Margherita?

+39 0473 448555


Lackner Stuben

The passion to let guests have a good time is probably what defines the Lacknerstube. A wide variety of dishes, perfectly matched to each other, merge to create an exquisite menu that promises maximum culinary pleasure. 

Our insider tip: Go for the tasting menu - you’ll be amazed!

+39 0473 449964


Vinum in Algund – The place for wine lovers

Martina’s wine shop offers you a remarkable selection of high-quality wines and distillates from South Tyrol, Italy and all over the world. The great variety will turn any connoisseur into an expert! At Vinum in Algund, you have the opportunity to taste the many different wines of South Tyrol and to find your personal favorite wine to take home from your vacation in Algund.


Weekly Market in Merano

Every week, every Friday to be precise, traders from all over northern Italy come together near the train station of Merano to offer their visitors a varied shopping experience. You can choose from a wide range of products. On Praderplatz square, fresh foods such as fruit and vegetables, bread and fish are on offer. There are also plenty of regional specialties such as “speck” and cheese, as well as different leather goods.


Mannis Grill/Burger/Pizza

Tired of going to a restaurant? Was your hike too hard or your bike tour too long and you just want to chill out on the balcony? No problem - simply order a burger or a tasty pizza with the best toppings and enjoy the evening on your balcony. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Mannis. And you can order conveniently online!

Our insider tip: There’s a great selection of drinks in our 24-hour self-service bar!

+39 0473 338724


Monocle Pop Up Store Merano

Where the shelves were once filled with home and garden products, the renowned brand Monocle has now set up a seasonal pop-up store. Here you will find a selection of cool clothing, books, magazines, care products, trendy stationery, bags and much more. Don’t forget to ask Linda, the store manager, for a masterfully prepared coffee-to-go.


Restaurant Leiter am Waal

On the Algunder Waalweg trail, with a beautiful view over Merano and its surroundings, the Bauer family creates South Tyrolean classics in a modern ambience and offers an impressive selection of fine wines.

Our insider tip: Veal “Wienerschnitzel“ with roast potatoes and cranberry jam, accompanied by a delicious Vernatsch from the Dona winery.

+39 0473 448716


“Pur Südtirol“ – 100% South Tyrol

This well-assorted gourmet market with South Tyrolean products is almost a must for every lover of our region. Stroll through the rows where you will only find products from local producers. From wines to jams, chocolate and cheese: you will definitely find your favorite souvenir here. Our tip: treat yourself to a hearty “Speck” (smoked ham) tasting with wine - an authentic South Tyrolean “Marende” (afternoon snack).



Knottenkino (“cinema on the rocks”) is a place where you can sit down and simply enjoy the unique panorama. The view stretches across the picturesque Etsch valley and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain peaks.  The trail initially starts on an asphalted access road before branching off onto a somewhat steeper but easily accessible forest path. It will lead you uphill to the open-air cinema. The total time for the hike to Knottenkino and back is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.


La Bruschetta

This is Italy! A typical Italian trattoria, maybe similar to a chip shop from the outside, but the food is a real hit. Mouthwatering pizza, Italian pasta dishes, fish, but also beef fillet can be found on the menu.

Our insider tip: The starter special with 10 different seasonal delicacies.

+39 0473 233290

La Bruschetta

Pizzeria Soulfood

Born out of passion for good, authentic cuisine, Pizzeria Soulfood probably serves one of the best pizzas in Merano. High quality is very important to the owners, which is also reflected in the price.

Our insider tip: “Pizza Lido“ with an ice-cold beer. 

+39 328 1796123


Restaurant Ladurner

Above Algund, in the small village of Vellau, the team of Restaurant Ladurner interprets traditional South Tyrolean delicacies in a modern way using products from local farmers.  

Our insider tip: Grilled octopus on hummus, accompanied by a Sauvignon from the Terlan winery.

+39 0473 448 439

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Taking the chairlift to Vellau 

A magical experience awaits you on the chairlift ride from Plars to Vellau. Glide leisurely through the idyllic vineyards and forests of Algund to the quaint village of Vellau. Vellau is the ideal starting point for great hikes as well as the entry point to the Texel Group and the Merano High Mountain Trail. The valley station of the chairlift is just a 10-minute walk from the Thalguter.



Already from the outside, this tobacco shop stands out with its impressive entrance door and the oversized copper pipes above it. The pipes are responsible for the ventilation of the huge humidor, which can be found behind the actual sales room and houses thousands of cigars from all over the world. This is the place where celebrities such as Pavarotti and many others have enjoyed rum and cigars in the company of Otto Garber (†2013).


Gasthof Jäger

Seasonal. Creative. Authentic. This is how we would define the cuisine at Gasthof Jäger. Depending on the season, many ingredients come from grandma’s garden. Chef Guntmar and his young team bring a lot of “tasty” passion to the dishes.

Our insider tip: Practically everything, but we particularly recommend the beef tartare with the baked zucchini flower.

+39 0471 678605

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