SCHENNA IN BLOOM
When spring comes to Schenna, winter is not really all that long gone. To all intents and purposes, there is still a little bit of it left. At least on the summits, as up there on high, the snow still rules. Down in the valley, however, things are already becoming greener and more colourful. Powder sugar-sprinkled mountains and pinky-red apple orchards. A view that delights and tempts people outside into nature as it awakens.
The fact that in Schenna spring always comes just that little bit earlier than elsewhere is down to its favourable sunny location above the spa town of Merano. And it is also certainly due to the mild Mediterranean climate that ensures early summer temperatures from as soon as March. It is a wonderful time for nature lovers, connoisseurs and active types. Perfect for recharging your batteries surrounded by burgeoning flowerbeds and babbling irrigation channels. For setting off on your first leisurely rambles of the year – on foot or perhaps by mountain bike or e-bike. Spring comes to the landscape of Schenna with a bouquet of shades, scents and emotions, bringing with it colourful variety to kitchens, wine cellars and castles. Where the magic of the new season can be experienced in a very special way. Musically, for example, in the form of open-air concerts or matinées in a lively setting, pleasurably and luxuriously at wine tastings and four-course murder mystery dinners, or artistically and culturally at readings on the farm or evening guided tours of the castle. Flower arranging workshops inspire the imagination, whilst guided hikes escort you through the colourful landscape. On the alpine pastures, in the gardens, along the Apple and Wine Paths and around Schenna Castle: all over the sunny terrace above Merano, this lovely time of year makes you want to
enjoy new ventures, get out of doors and treat your palate. To make sure the latter is a success, Schenna's restaurants, wine taverns and inns serve up fresh spring cuisine that makes the taste buds tingle with young vegetables and flavoursome herbs in keeping with the season. Delicious treats for the palate, beauty for the eyes, stimulation for the spirit: spring in Schenna is a real experience for the senses.
Event highlights during Schenna Blossoms
19.03. – 14.05.2023
Schenna Voluntary Fire Brigade Spring Festival
Saturday, 25.03. and Sunday, 26.03.2023
The arrival of this beautiful time of year is traditionally celebrated in Schenna with a big Spring Festival run by the Voluntary Fire Brigade. All ages get together in the covered Raiffeisenplatz in the centre of the village to celebrate, dance and have a fun time. Alongside live music and all kinds of food and beverages, there is entertainment for the little ones, a vintage car blessing for the big ones and the traditional Sunday morning drink for everyone.
The South Tyrolean Murder Mystery Dinner at the Schlosswirt in Schenna
Vino Criminale, Murder in the Wine Cellar: This is the four-course dinner event served as part of the “South Tyrolean Murder Mystery Dinner” series of events at the Schlosswirt in Schenna. A culinary tour de force combined with an interactive crime story in which the guests become detectives. And we can give this much away: there’s excitement right to the very last bite.
Children’s Theatre at Schenna Castle: “Die Glücksforscher”
Première on Saturday, 01.04.2023 at 10.30 am
Spring makes the landscape colourful and puts everyone in a good mood – both young and old alike! And a fresh spring wind blows through the venerable walls of Schenna Castle too, accompanied by the sound of happy laughter. Especially when the South Tyrol Open Air Theatre invites audiences to its entertaining children’s theatre event. After the première and two further performances in the Castle, the theatre will be touring South Tyrol.
Thursday, 06.04.2023 4.00 pm
Tuesday, 11.04.2023 4.00 pm
Wine & Culture in the Castle
Quality wines and 700 years of history. There’s an exclusive combination of both during our night-time guided tour with wine tasting. Explore one of the most interesting castles in South Tyrol with our expert guide. And beforehand enjoy wine from local producers in the castle courtyard. Experience the unique setting of Schenna Castle by twilight.
Monday, 3 April 2023 from 8 pm: wine tasting, at 9 pm: guided tour of the castle
Monday, 8 May 2023 from 8 pm: wine tasting, at 9 pm: guided tour of the castle
Matinée in Goyen Castle Courtyard
An exclusive spring treat awaits pleasure-lovers on 15 April, when Goyen Castle, unusually, opens the gates to its medieval courtyard. Accompanied by lively music from the “Legendary St. Paul’s Tschäss Band”, nibbles and sparkling beverages, on this special morning mouths will water and no heart will be left untouched.
Spring Feelings Immersed in Wine
Literary highlights and fine wines. A combo that is transformed into a unique experience for the senses in the atmospheric ambience of a farm barn. Theatre actress Gabi Mitternöckler serves excitingly erotic stories, whilst sommelière Ingrid Hofer serves just the right wine to go with them. All in all a sparkling and spirited evening of wine in good company.
Gin in Spring – 1st South Tyrolean Gin & Tonic Festival at Schenna Castle
Speck gin, sloe gin and La Vita è Bella Gin – the flavours are as unmistakeable as the names are unique. At Schenna Castle’s first gin event, the best South Tyrolean gin & tonic producers welcome visitors into the historic inner rooms and courtyard at Schenna Castle, where they will present themselves and their wares.
Informative – the various tasting sessions and techniques with tips and interesting facts from experts. Entertaining – a cool get-together with friends to the sound of laid-back DJ rhythms and a great surrounding programme of events. Delicious – perfect snacks and surprising choices of long drink.
Matinée in the Inner Courtyard of Schenna Castle
Lively compositions by “Helga Plankensteiner & revensch”, culinary treats from local producers and the historic walls of Schenna Castle. On top of this, artistic treats for the eyes from the creative hand of Judith Klotzner and “rosy” sensations for the nose and taste buds with herbal guide, Jutta Tappeiner. This spring matinée is a feast for the senses.