If you walk leisurely along the winter promenade along the Passer, you will see the Wandelhalle. Today it is an attraction that attracts many visitors, who not only look at the Hall of Honor but also want to be transported back in time. Once this was a popular place for spa guests, who enjoyed a sunbath.At the end of the 18th century, Merano was still an insignificant town. The bank of the Passer was used to hang and dry the laundry. Through scientific publications on the health-promoting climate of Merano and its surroundings, the city soon rose to the spa town. Magnificent houses were built and the mayor Josef Valentin Haller had the Wandelhalle built. It was intended as a covered walk for spa guests, which caused a protest among the local citizens, as this had always been their place. Numerous contemporary painters, including Franz Lenhart, adorned the Wandelhalle with their works. An open picture gallery was created. The Wandelhalle, built in the Art Nouveau style with its sweeping iron construction, was often used for events as well as concerts.Here you can still immerse yourself in this quiet world of the former spa town, and, while you enjoy a drink espresso, let your gaze wander over magnificent Art Nouveau villas with their spiers, which lie somewhat hidden behind high hibiscus hedges.vivosuedtirol.com/kulturschaetze/wandelhalle-meran
June 13, 2019
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