Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano comprise various botanical zones and offer a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. The castle also houses the Touriseum, a museum dedicated to the history of tourism in South Tyrol.
Trauttmansdorff Castle and its gardens have been attracting visitors from all over the world since its opening in 2001. A magnificent collection of over 80 different garden landscapes spans twelve hectares, reflecting the mild climate of Merano. Guests traverse four fascinating garden worlds, ranging from the mysterious "Forest Gardens" with exotic plants to the Mediterranean charm of the "Sun Gardens" and the local "Landscapes of South Tyrol", which even conceal a golden artifact from Georgia. Water plays a central role in the water lily pond of the "Water and Terraced Gardens" and is the backdrop for summer concerts. Don't forget to enjoy the panorama from Matteo Thun's viewing platform. The "Most Beautiful Garden in Italy" surprised visitors with a "Botanical Underworld" for its 10th anniversary and celebrated love with the "Garden for Lovers". In 2021, the gardens were recognized for their "Diversity" theme. Easily accessible, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are just a sign, a short bus ride or a scenic 45-minute walk from Merano city center. Discover this botanical treasure on the Sissi Trail and experience the natural diversity of these garden works of art.
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