Via San Valentino, 51/a
39012 Merano (BZ)
Tel. +39 0473 255 600
Fax. +39 0473 255 601
Write to the garden
30 March - 15 October: 9am - 7pm
16 - 31 October: 9am - 6pm
1 - 15 November: 9am - 5pm
In June, July and August, only on Fridays: 9am - 11pm
Last admission one hour and half before closing time
Family pass (2 adults with children up to 18 years): 28,00
Children (up to 6 years): Free
Juniors ( from 6 to 18 years), disabled people, students (under 28): 9,00
Seniors (age 65 and up): 10,50
Groups (at least 15 persons): 10,00
Summer Nights Pass: 7,50
Late Autumn Pass: 7,50
How to reach
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.
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.
From Merano Station Line 4 or 1B
The Sissi trail connects the center of Merano with the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. (Travel time: 45 minutes - Distance: 3 km)
Distance from Bolzano Airport: 30 Km
These botanical gardens, with an altitude differential of about 100 metres, are nestled into a natural amphitheatre located just east of the spa resort town of Merano (Meran) in South Tyrol. Their terraces afford spectacular views of the gardens below, the city and the surrounding mountains.
Due to Merano's mild climate, Trauttmansdorff features 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 Sense 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. These botanical gardens also house some surprising attractions, including eleven Artist Pavilions, the panoramic Viewing Platform, the Aviary, the Grotto, and the Botanical Underworld.
Since their form and colour are in never-ending flux, the gardens are worthy of more than one visit. The season begins with the flowering of 180,000 tulips and narcissuses, followed by nearly 300 different varieties and species of rhododendrons and peonies. In summer, the aromas of English roses and lavender waft through the gardens; in their wake, there is a yellow swathe of sunflowers shining in the olive grove. In autumn, a symphony of colour washes over the gardens. Trauttmansdorff Castle is the focal point of the complex: Empress Elisabeth, affectionately known as Sissi, adored this castle. Today, it is home to the Touriseum, which tells the story of 200 years of history of tourism in the Tyrol.
Concetto di Piantagione
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.
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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