A holiday in Schenna: Alpine-Mediterranean joie de vivre
Schenna Resort – above Meran on the sunny side of the Alps
Are you craving for a place of rest and relaxation, where not only your body but also your mind and soul can come alive? Then leave everyday life behind and set off for a holiday in Schenna. In one of the most beautiful spots in South Tyrol, on a sunny hill above the spa town of Meran, peace and inspiration are guaranteed. Lovely Schenna offers a wonderful panoramic view of Meran & Environs with its picturesque natural landscape of apple orchards, vineyards, palm trees, and cypresses. With its favourable location, nestled between aromatic apple trees and picturesque palm trees on sunny slopes, all your senses are equally indulged. The mountain peaks above Meran are in plain sight; a sight which provides a wealth of wonder and positive feelings. In Schenna, one thing is more than clear: Alpine and Mediterranean are not a contradiction but a harmonious ensemble that delights the heart.
This Roman Catholic round church from the Romanesque period from the 12th century in the district of St. Georgen was formerly the chapel of St. Georgen Castle. The frescoes are well restored and represent the rare illustration of Saint Kummernus from the 17th Century. Legend has it that she was a king’s daughter from the Iberian peninsula. She had taken a vow to stay a virgin. However, her father, the king, wanted her to marry. In this difficult situation, she prayed she would grow a beard, so to disguise her face. Her prayer was answered, but her father got her thrown into the dungeon and nailed to a cross. The only remain from the former St. Georgen fortress is the keep, which is known today as the ’Uhlentower’. The round church of St. Georgen is open for tours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An exciting visit to the castle with kith and kin sets everyone’s pulse racing. Built in 1350, Schenna Castle, one of the most important and most stunning castles in South Tyrol, not only attracts visitors with its fantastic view overlooking Meran. Also the mausoleum, monumental tomb and final resting place for Archduke Johann of Austria and his family, located on an artificial terrace on the western edge of the church hill, is one of the most beautiful sights in Schenna.
Enjoy nature, get some fresh air, walk barefoot across green Alpine meadows, enjoy the scent of fresh hay, and marvel at the magnificent view from the top of the mountain. Quiet moments under the blue sky and mindful walks and hikes in unspoilt landscapes help daily life disappear very rapidly into the distance.