The charming village of Parcines near the spa town Merano has many a surprise to offer. For example, Peter Mitterhofer invented the typewriter here in 1864, exact details can be found in the museum. Parcines is also home to one of the most impressive waterfalls in the Alps. The Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park can be reached either on foot from your Vitalpina Hotels in Parcines or via the Tessa cable car, taking you to a hiking paradise that is unrivalled anywhere. Surrounded by the imposing three-thousand metre peaks, around 240 km of hiking trails meander through this fascinating natural landscape. Parcines offers you numerous exciting activities: abseiling the waterfall, lama trekking, adventure tours and cycling along Adige River. Just find something that is right for you. Those who prefer something less adventurous will enjoy a leisurely walk along one of the irrigation channels or take a hut hike and stop off to sample the delicious South Tyrolean fare. Finish your day in the cosy spa area of your Vitalpina Hotel in Parcines and forget about everyday life completely.