Kurhaus

The Kurhaus of Merano is an inofficial symbol of the spa town and hosts international events and seminars.

The Kurhaus, a masterpiece of Art Nouveau, is located in Merano, the second largest city of South Tyrol. In 1874 the historic building was inaugurated and consisted of today’s western wing. In these days it was illuminated by 102 gas flames, which have been replaced in 1897 by electric lights. At the turn of the century the former reading rooms were established, and in 1911 the renovations were completed.

The architect Friedrich Ohmann (1858-1927) from Vienna designed the rotunda and the Kursaal which make a significant contribution to the beauty and elegance the building conveys. In fact the Kurhaus is one of the masterpieces of Art Nouveau buildings in the Alpine area. Kurhaus and Kursaal were constructed in 1913/14 and have been inaugurated on December 31, 1914. Artists carrying out the ceiling paintings in the Kursaal were Rudolf Jettmar (1869-1939), Horatio Gaigher (1870-1938), Alexander Rothaug (1870-1946).

Recently the entire building has been renovated and is now venue for different events such as concerts, balls, banquets, presentations and press conferences. A total of 13 halls provide perfect settings for events for 10 up to 1,000 visitors. Moreover there is a restaurant with pastry shop providing treats for your palate. Also the Tourist Authority of Merano is integrated into the Kurhaus.

  1. Kursaal

    Kursaal

    The Kursaal is probably the most beautiful hall of the Kurhaus and hosts a Steinway…
  2. Other saloons

    Other saloons

    There is a total of seven saloons in the Kursaal of Merano, including rooms of…
  3. Merano Municipal Theatre

    Merano Municipal Theatre

    The Municipal Theatre is attached to the Kurhaus and represents, also from a visual…
  4. Library of the Municipal Theatre

    Library of the Municipal Theatre

    The library completes the theatre programme with 18,000 volumes regarding various topics.
  5. Merano Tourist Authority

    Merano Tourist Authority

    The Kurhaus also hosts the Tourist Authority of Merano, including an information…
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