schloss trauttmansdorff gaerten
schloss trauttmansdorff gaerten

Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

On the eastern outskirts of Merano you’ll find Botanic Gardens which invite to a journey across the flora of our planet

Undoubtedly the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle - "Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff" in German, "Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff" in Italian - are one of the highlights of the spa town of Merano and among the most visited places in South Tyrol. Exploring these magnificient flower gardens is like travelling across the botanic world. The gardens enchant the visitors thanks to their extraordinary diversity as well as their harmonic ensemble: More than 80 garden landscapes are spread on a total surface of 12 hectares. The vegetation benefits from the mild climate of sun-spoilt Merano. There are four garden worlds: In the "Forests of the World" there are indigenous conifer forests from North America and East Asia, ferns, living fossils and rice and tea terraces. The section also includes an aviary with colourful birds and parrots.

The sunny slope extending beneath the castle - called "Sun Gardens" - is characterised by a rather Mediterranean flair and citrus fruits, cypresses and beguiling odours of lavander, salvia and rosemary. The "Landscapes of South Tyrol", however, reflect the varied local fauna. An indigenous downy oak forest, alluvial forests and chestnut forests characterise the landscape. This is also where the golden replica of a 7,000 year old grape pipe hides, a present of Georgia. Finally there are the "Water and Terraced Gardens" with their huge water lily pond and the lake stage, where every year in summer the Trauttmansdorff Garden Concerts take place. Renaissance gardens, an English cottage and a maze as well as several artistic pavilions also enchant the visitors.

What you absolutely don't have to miss is the view from the amazing "Matteo Thun's Viewing Platform". On the occasion of the 10th birthday in 2011, in the "Most beautiful botanic garden of Italy" the Botanical Underworld was inaugurated, five years later, the new "Garden for Lovers" with was opened. In 2021, however, the Garden's annual theme "Diversity" has been honoured by the European Award for Ecological Gardening. And how to reach the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle? They are well signposted. A large parking space (subject to charge) is located opposite the entrance in Maia Alta, furthermore the bus no. 4 or 1B stops here. The Sissi Path, however, leads you in a 45-minute walk from the centre of Merano to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

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Opening times

  • Fri 14 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 15 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 16 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Mon 17 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 18 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 09:00 - 19:00

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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

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.

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).

Season start 2024 on March 29.

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