THE AWAKENING OF NATURE
“Whitsun, the season when nature is beautifully adorned with fresh green beech leaves, and the birds twitter and rejoice from early morning to late at night.”
These lines from Goethe’s “Reynard the Fox” describe to a T the feeling of spring here in Marling. In the months when nature awakens from her wintry sleep, Meran and the surrounding area have so much to offer… as our guests, you will be spoilt for choice!
Marlinger WeinkuchlConnoisseurs should not miss Marlinger Weinkuchl, a two-week festival dedicated to wine: presentations, tastings, themed menus… from the glass to the plate, it’s all about Bacchus’ nectar!
Taller & TubaApropos of cuisine… four times a year, the local inns organise the Taller & Tuba festival in Marling’s square. It’s one of our spring highlights, with typical specialities, excellent wines and traditional musical accompaniment. If you prefer to dine in a restaurant, you won’t have to go far: the Oberwirt restaurant pampers the palates with hearty and fine dishes, served in a cosy atmosphere. The choice ranges from gourmet breakfasts to à-la-carte menus.
Spring at the
When spring breaks, the fox-holes welcome their new guests, while here on the farm work gets more intense. There are new seedlings to plant in the apple orchards, bees get busy with the apple blossoms, and frosty nights take an unexpectedly romantic turn – if for a very practical reason. When temperatures drop below 0°C, we have to turn on the frost sprinkler to protect the apple blossoms from the cold. This creates filigree ice structures that sparkle beautifully in the sun.
Once they awaken from their winter sleep in March, the vines are bent and tied. The new vintage is bottled, while in the vineyard the soil cultivation begins in April at the latest. By May, the vines have finally sprouted, and their growth is almost visible to the naked eye.