The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle: A Complete Guide

Via Lungo Rio Nova, 39012 Merano BZ, Italy

Located in the stunning alpine valley of Merano, Italy, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle offer an exceptional botanical experience. These gardens span 12 hectares with a 100-meter difference in altitude, showcasing 80 different landscapes and flora from around the world. Whether you are a plant enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, this guide will help you make the most of your visit.

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Mountains, sea, lakes, architecture, food, shopping, and
entertainment are all things that you will find in this country.
Travel is transformation, travel is the best thing you can do for
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Must-See Attractions

The gardens are divided into four thematic areas:

  • Forests of the World: Explore indigenous conifer forests from North America and East Asia, featuring rice and tea terraces.
  • Sun Gardens: Immerse yourself in a Mediterranean-inspired area with citrus fruits, cypresses, and aromatic herbs.
  • Landscapes of South Tyrol: Discover the local flora, including oak and chestnut forests.
  • Water and Terraced Gardens: Experience a large water lily pond and Renaissance-style gardens.

Touriseum

Situated within the castle, the South Tyrol Museum of Tourism (Touriseum) tells the story of 250 years of alpine tourism history through interactive displays.

Matteo Thun’s Viewing Platform

Don’t miss the panoramic views from this platform, offering stunning vistas of Merano and the surrounding mountains.

Animal Encounters

Encounter alpacas, yaks, and colorful parrots in various sections of the gardens.

Tips for Tourists

  • Allocate a minimum of 3-4 hours to fully explore the gardens and enjoy the various exhibits.
  • The gardens are generally accessible, with electric wheelchairs available for rent. However, some areas with stairs may present challenges for visitors with mobility issues.
  • Play areas for children make it a great destination for families.
  • The on-site restaurant and café offer refreshments, although prices can be on the higher side.
  • The diverse flora and scenic landscapes provide excellent opportunities for photography enthusiasts.

What Not to Miss

  • The Glass House: A tropical haven with exotic plants and a terrarium.
  • The Maze Garden: A fun and interactive space for visitors of all ages.
  • Concerts: Summer evenings often feature concerts on the lake stage, adding a magical touch to your visit.
  • Hidden Spots: Take your time to discover the garden’s many hidden corners and scenic viewpoints.

Getting There

By Car: From Bolzano, take the MEBO expressway (SS 38) and exit at Meran Süd, following signs for Scena (Schenna). Parking is available near the entrance with 345 paid spots (€3.50/day).

By Train: Take a regional train to Merano from Bolzano. From Merano Station, buses 4 or 1B will take you directly to the gardens.

By Foot: The Sissi Path connects the center of Merano with the gardens, offering a scenic 45-minute walk covering 3 km.

Opening Hours: Daily from 9 AM to 7 PM (late March to mid-November)

Tickets:

  • Adults: €16
  • Seniors (65+): €14
  • Students (under 28 years): €13
  • Persons with disabilities: €13
  • Groups (15+): €13 per person
  • Family (1 adult + children): €20
  • Family (2 adults + children): €36
  • Parking: €5 per day

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