South Tyrol is transformed into a beautiful sea of white apple blossom. The region is coming out of hibernation longing for warmth, sunshine and longer days. The walking trails are perfect for appreciating the sun and nature at this time of year. The famous “Waalwege” are walking trails alongside the irrigation channels and are particularly pleasant to walk on as they are flat. The botanical gardens at Trauttmannsdorff are also worth visiting in spring since everything is in full bloom. The Haflinger horse racing event at the local race track together with its traditional procession and folklore kick off Meran springtime and race season in style.