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

Trauttmansdorff Castle

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

Trauttmansdorff Castle 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 "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 Trauttmansdorff Castle once again. During and after WWI, Trauttmansdorff Castle - "Schloss Trauttmansdorff" in German, "Castel Trauttmansdorff" in Italian - 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 were set out. On this areal of 12 hectares a wide range of plants of all over the world flourish. And how to reach it? The Sisi Path leads in a 45-minute walk from the centre of Merano 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).

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Opening times

  • Thu 02 Feb closed
  • Fri 03 Feb closed
  • Sat 04 Feb closed
  • Sun 05 Feb closed
  • Mon 06 Feb closed
  • Tue 07 Feb closed
  • Wed 08 Feb closed

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Spring 2023 (04/01/2023 - 05/31/2023)

  • 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

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Summer 2023 (06/01/2023 - 08/31/2023)

  • Mon 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 19:00

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 09:00 - 23:00

Garden Nights: early closure (08/03/2023) 09:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Garden Nights: early closure (08/24/2023) 09:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2023 (09/01/2023 - 10/15/2023)

  • 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 2023 (10/16/2023 - 10/31/2023)

  • 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 2023 (11/01/2023 - 11/15/2023)

  • 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

All Saints 2023 (11/01/2023) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

admission to the Botanic Gardens and the Touriseum:
€ 16.00 adults
€ 14.00 seniors 65+
€ 13.00 children and young people (6-17 years)
€ 13.00 students (up to 28 years)
€ 13.00 people with disabilities
€ 13.00 groups (15 and more persons)

€ 20.00 family ticket (1 adult with children)
€ 36.00 family ticket (2 adults with children)

€ 9.00 summer evening ticket (June, July and August from 6 pm)
€ 9.00 late autumn ticket (November - free under 18 years)

free for children under 6 years

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Gardens and Touriseum stay closed in winter, the summer season 2023 will start on April 1.

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