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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

Merano, Bolzano

Wheelchair accessible
Family friendly
Pet not allowed
Landascape garden
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Opening times

Season 2020
29th May to 15th October: 9am to 7pm
(last admission: 5.30am)
16th to 31st October: 9am to 6pm
(last admission 4.30pm)


Adults: € 11
Seniors (age 65 and up), Juniors (from 6 to 18 years), Disabled people and Students (under 28): € 11
Groups (at least 15 persons): € 11
Family pass (2 adults with children up to 18 years): € 24
Mini Family (1 adult with children up to 18 years): € 13
Kids (up to 6 years): Free

How to reach
By car
From Bolzano (Bozen) on the MEBO expressway (SS 38) or from the Resia (Reschen) Pass (A) on the SS 40 and SS 38, exit at Meran Süd and continue towards the city center. At the second roundabout, follow signs for Scena (Schenna). From there, it is around 2 km to the parking areas for the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.
Navigator: The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

There are 345 paid parking spaces for cars (€3.50/day), 7 parking spaces for disabled visitors, and 9 free parking spaces for buses.

By train
National and International rail connections up to Bolzano. Then take the regional train to Merano. From Merano railway station take the bus 4 or 1B to reach the Gardens.

By bus
From Merano Station Line 4 or 1B

On foot
The Sissi trail connects the center of Merano with the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. (Travel time: 45 minutes - Distance: 3 km)

By plane
Distance from Bolzano Airport: 30 Km
These botanical gardens, with an altitude differential of 100 meters, are set into a natural amphitheater located just east of the spa resort town of Merano in Alto Adige.
Their terraces afford spectacular views of the Gardens below, the city and the surrounding mountains. Due to Merano's mild climate, the Gardens feature eighty different Garden Worlds: Mediterranean plants grow in The Sun Gardens. Paths lead down from The Water and Terraced Gardens towards the Italian Garden, the Sensory Garden and the Water Lily Pond.
Plants native to the region grow in Landscapes of South Tyrol, while deciduous trees alternate with Asian and American conifers in Forests of the World.

The Gardens house surprising attractions, including ten Artist Pavilions, a panoramic viewing platform called the “Matteo Thun's Viewing Platform”, an Aviary, a Grotto and the Botanical Underworld.
The Gardens are worth visiting more than once because their shapes and colours are in never-ending flux.

The season begins with the flowering of 350,000 tulips and narcissuses, followed by more than 300 different varieties and species of rhododendrons and peonies. In the summer the English roses and lavenders waft their scent, then a yellow swathe of sunflowers lights up the olive grove. In autumn, the Gardens are illuminated by a symphony of color.

Trauttmansdorff Castle rises up in the centre; Empress Sissi adored the castle, now home to the Touriseum, which tells the story of 200 years of history of tourism in the Tyrol.

Concetto di Piantagione

Landscape Architect.

Facilities and guided tours
Numerous drinking fountains, ten handicap-accessible restrooms with changing tables, free electric wheelchair rental (almost all paths are wheelchair-and baby carriage accessible), souvenir shop at the visitor centre.

Guided tours
Daily guided tour (90 minutes): € 6,00
Visit the Custom Installation Wizard (90 minutes): € 60,00
Guided tours for families + workshop (90 minutes): € 6,00
(free for children up to 14 years)
Special visit ''Dragonfly tours''(90 minutes): 4,00 €

For details of the guided tours check the website
The costs of the guided tours are in addition to the entrance fee

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