The botonical garden of Trauttmansdorff Castle
An extraordinary botanical garden - only 1500 meters away from the hotel and camping
The Trauttmansdorff Castle’s Botanical Gardens extend over a 12 hectar slope to the east of Merano and are, without doubt, the town’s most popular attraction. They are easily reachable by walking or in a few minutes by car from your accomodation.
They comprise more than eighty different garden landscapes with plants from all over the world and are a truly unique experience. The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are laid out over a natural terraced ampitheatre with a one hundred meters difference in altitude. They give fantastic views out over the surrounding mountains’ peaks and the spa town of Merano as well as an insight into the exotic, Mediterranean world of trees, shrubs and flowers.
The gardens feature four themes – the Forest Garden reproduces a miniature forest world from America and Asia, the Sun Garden includes well-known Mediterranean plants, the Terraced Water Garden presents more formal garden arrangements and the South Tyrol landscape garden introduces visitors to the world of typical local plants.
Trauttmansdorff Gardens are an innovative centre for nature and art and are loved both by young and older visitors. They were voted one of the best botanical gardens in Italy in 2005 and, one year later, were named Europe’s number six gardens.
Opening Hours of the Gardens
| 1 April to 31 October || 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. || last adm.: 6:00 p.m |
| 1 − 15 November || 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. || last adm.: 4:00 p.m. |
| Fridays in June, July and August || 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. || last adm.: 10:00 p.m |
Consider three to six hours for your visit at the Gardens. Open 7 days a week! Pets are not allowed.
Warning: On Garden Nights evenings, the Gardens and the Touriseum close at 5:00 pm.
The Garden Nights
The Gardens inspire with their unique events such as the Garden Nights with world music at its finest, the long Friday nights in the summer with extended opening time till 11 p.m. and wine tours to the largest and probably the oldest vineyards in the world.
The Gardens feature multifaceted interactive stations and the South Tyrol’s first museum of tourism, which covers 200 years of tourism history in Tyrol and Merano in a very engaging way.