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Trentino-Alto Adige

I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

Merano, Bolzano

Giardino paesaggistico
Botanical Treasure Hunt Grandi Giardini Italiani
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Coffee house & Restaurant
Family friendly
Pet not allowed
Wheelchair accessible
In the Name of the Rose

Grandi Giardini Italiani Botanical Treasure Hunt

On Monday 10 April the special appointment with the wonderful world of gardens by Grandi Giardini Italiani returns.

The Grandi Giardini Italiani Botanical Treasure Hunt is the event dedicated to children to bring them closer in a playful and joyful way to the immense botanical, artistic and cultural heritage preserved in the gardens of the circuit. After the digital paranthesis of the past two editions, the Caccia al Tesoro Botanico returns with a renewed format.

In the participating gardens of the circuit, participants will receive a treasure map that will guide budding botanists and their families to discover the secrets of the chosen garden. A fantastic adventure among enigmas and riddles ranging from botanical and artistic curiosities to the coveted treasure.

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 Sόd 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


The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle cover an area of 12 hectares and extend over an altitude difference of 100 metres, offering a stunning view of the 80 different garden landscapes, of the city of Merano and of the surrounding mountain ranges. The paths that meander gently through the garden take visitors on a discovery trip of the four garden worlds that host plants from all over the world, across sunny terraces and burbling streams. On the southern side, at the feet of the castle, there are the exotic Sun Gardens with their typically Mediterranean charm and an olive grove, cactuses, aloe and agave plants. In the Water and Terraced Gardens, stairs and small streams connect the various levels and lead to the Garden of the Senses where the scent of aromatic plants, english roses, lilies and jasmine dominate. At the bottom of the terraces there is a Water Lily Pond surrounded by more than 200 palms, as well as camelias and azaleas. On the castle's north side there are the Forests of the World with typical specimens from America and Asia. The Glass House offers tropical crop plants and a terrarium. Finally, the South Tyrolean Landscapes offer an insight into nature and local agriculture. A widespread orchard with old apple and pear varieties, a mountain vegetable garden and a vineyard illustrate the typical South Tyrolean landscape. In addition to various themed gardens, plant collections and lush nature, visitors can also enjoy several art pavilions and experience stations. Moreover, animal lovers will be thrilled to meet the many animals, such as alpaca, Racka sheep and goats, that roam happily through the Gardens. In the centre of the gardens stands the imposing Trauttmansdorff Castle, housing the Touriseum, the Provincial Museum of Tourism, which interactively describes the story of 250 years of tourism in the Alps.

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): € 6,50
Visit the Custom Installation Wizard (90 minutes): € 65,00
Guided tours for families + workshop (90 minutes): € 8,00
(free for children up to 14 years)

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

I Giardini di Castel TrauttmansdorffMerano, Bolzano (Trentino-Alto Adige)
10 Aprile 2023
Botanical egg hunt

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Opening hours
Season 2023
1 April - 15th October: 9AM - 7PM (last admission: 5:30Am)
16th - 31st October: 9PM - 6PM (last admission 4:30PM)
1st - 15th November: 9AM - 6PM (last admission: 3:30PM)

Every Friday in June, July and August: 9AM - 11PM
(last admission: 9.30PM)
Adults: € 16.00
Seniors (over 65): € 13.00
Disabled persons and Students (under 28): € 13.00
Groups (at least 15 people): € 13.00
Family pass (2 adults + 2 children up to 18 years): € 36.00
Mini Family (1 adult + 1 child up to 18 years): € 20.00
''Summer Nights'' Pass: € 9.00
Contact us
Via San Valentino, 51/a
39012 Merano (BZ)

T. +39 0473 255 600
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