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.

They occupied some rooms of the castle in Maia Alta. 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 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.

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 Sissi 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

  • Sat 25 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 26 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Mon 27 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 28 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 29 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 30 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 31 May 09:00 - 19:00

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Full timetables
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Spring 2024 (29/03/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (31/03/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Reduced opening 2024 (07/06/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • 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

Reduced opening 2024 (31/07/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Reduced opening - Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 15/10/2024)

  • 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 2024 (16/10/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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 2024 (01/11/2024 - 15/11/2024)

  • 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 2024 (01/11/2024) 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 every Friday from 6 pm)
€ 9.00 late autumn ticket (November - free under 18 years)

free for children under 6 years

€ 5.00 parking space (full day)

More information

The restaurant, the Palm Café and the shop have the same opening times. Reduced opening hours during the concert evenings in summer (June 7, July 31 and August 15).

Animals of every type and size are not allowed, neither in transport boxes or bags. Castle and Botanic Gardens stay open from the end of March till mid-November, daily from 9 am on.

Season start 2024 on March 29.

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