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Recommended by 143 out of 164 hikers


  • Heinz

    From the castle Ortenstein, which lay over the Steinachviertel of Meran, only the crenellated tower is left. In the 18th century, the tower was used as a warehouse for gunpowder.
    Remains of the walls and dilapidated staircases reveal the connection between the fortified tower and the Passeirer Tor.
    However, the special location of the Meraner Pulverturm offers its greatest attraction: The visitor overlooks the spa town as well as the upper and lower corn with their villas, green areas and residences. The Texel Group and the Burggrafenamt show their best side from this perspective and make a visit an unforgettable experience.

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    • August 3, 2017

  • Robi

    An old keep, in which a modern staircase was mounted to use this as a viewing platform. A location, just above the parish church on a sublime rock.
    A view over the entire Burggrafenamt, from the valley lowlands to the highest peaks of Merano.
    The Powder Tower is rightly considered one of the most popular sights of Merano!

    Source: visitmerano.it/listings/pulver-turm-meran

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    • March 12, 2017

  • Andreas Seifert

    The ruins Ortenstein (Italian Rovina Ortenstein) is located above the spa town of Merano in South Tyrol (Italy) and today consists only of the keep of the castle, the Powder Tower.

    The tower has a height of 12 meters, inside is a steel structure with stairs. From the castle itself, very little information is handed down, since it was destroyed early.

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    • August 19, 2017

  • JR56

    The Powder Tower was used in the 18th century as a camp for gunpowder, from which it has received its name.
    Today, the Pulverturm is a lookout tower: the panorama sweeps over the old town of Meran with the mighty parish tower as a landmark in the foreground, behind the stately residential areas of lower and upper corn, and finally the wide Adige Valley and the nearby Texel Group.


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    • June 13, 2019

  • 🅰️ndreas

    At the end of the panoramic path you reach the Powder Tower, which can also be climbed

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Andreas Seifert

    From up here you have a great panoramic view - he invites you to beautiful photo opportunities!

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    • August 23, 2018

  • Susanne

    On the back there is a staircase that makes the tower accessible. Beautiful view from above! It is worth it!

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    • October 8, 2018

  • HPT

    The Powder Tower, as its name suggests, was used as explosives storage until the first half of the 19th century. Paying tribute to the dangerous nature of the material stored in its interior, the tower stood / stands isolated and away from residential areas. Today, the tower is empty, equipped with a walk-in platform and offers a great view of Merano and the surrounding area.

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    • December 10, 2018

  • HPT

    The tower is open all year round.

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    • January 10, 2019

  • 🅰️ndreas

    Old building on the Tappeiner, perched above Meran

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    • April 29, 2019

  • perikles

    Very nice located next to the Powder Tower. very close to where Andreas Hover led his last battle against the Napoleonic troops from Bavaria!

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    • June 8, 2019

  • Biggix

    The gunpowder of the city was stored in the Powder Tower in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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    • September 17, 2019

  • Franki

    Make nice cookie at snack time.

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    • June 5, 2019

  • Derda Von Dort

    Anyone who has taken care of the efforts of the ascent, will quickly forget this with this view and enjoy everything.

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    • June 14, 2019

  • Wanderskind

    Super nice cafe with excellent cuisine

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    • August 17, 2019

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