RS Botanische Gaerten von Trauttmansdorff Baum Schloss Trauttmansdorff
RS Botanische Gaerten von Trauttmansdorff Baum Schloss Trauttmansdorff

Castel Trauttmansdorff

Castel Trauttmansdorff is located on the outskirts of Merano, in the heart of the Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff.

Castel Trauttmansdorff was established in 1300 AD as a small mansion called "Neuberg". When the noble family Trauttmansdorff bought the castle in 1543, they started renovating and extending the building full-scale. After the death of the family the castle deteriorated markedly until the Count of Styria, Joseph von Trauttmansdorff, a relative of the family, bought it in 1846. Again the building was renovated and decorated with neo-Gothic elements. This was also the time in which the castle received the name "Castel Trauttmansdorff".

In 1870, the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, together with her daughters Gisela and Marie Valerie, came to Merano for the first time for holidays and occupied some rooms of the castle. Thanks to numerous articles in Austrian newspapers, in those times Merano became really famous as spa town. In 1889, the Empress Sisi came to Merano and Castel Trauttmansdorff once again. During and after WWI, Castel Trauttmansdorff - "Schloss Trauttmansdorff" in German - changed hands several times and finally, in 1977, it was handed over to provincial administration. In 2003, the Provincial Museum for Tourism, short Touriseum, was inaugurated, which is the first museum in the alpine area fully dedicated to the history of tourism.

In 1994, round the castle the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff were set out. On this areal of 12 hectares a wide range of plants of all over the world flourish. And how to reach Castel Trauttmansdorff? The Sisi Path leads in a 45-minute walk from the centre of Merano (Meran) to the castle, but it is also easily accessible by car (big parking space on the other side of the street) and by public means of transport (bus no. 4).

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed
  • Thu 03 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 11/30/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer (05/29/2020 - 10/15/2020)

  • Mon 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 19:00

October (10/16/2020 - 10/31/2020)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

November (11/01/2020 - 11/15/2020)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

Botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff and Touriseum:
€ 11.00 adults
€ 11.00 seniors 65+
€ 11.00 groups (15 or more persons)
€ 11.00 children and young people (under 18 years), students (up to 28 years), disabled persons
€ 3.50 students (with class)
€ 24.00 families (2 adults with children up to 18 years)
free for children up to 6 years

€ 8.50 Late-Autumn Ticket (from Nov 3 to 15, 2020)

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