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Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and Touriseum

More than 80 Garden landscapes with plants from around the world in a unique fusion of art and nature, multifaceted interactive attractions, flowering high points that change with the season as well as numerous events make a visit a sensory experience for young and old alike.

These unique gardens with water landscapes, promenades, pavillions and myriad flowers and plants from all over the world captivate visitors. Pathways meander uphill among the water and terrace gardens, providing exciting expeditions into the wonders of nature for all ages.

The Garden of Trauttmansdorff Castle, at the edge of Merano, were voted Italy's most Beautiful Garden in 2005, and Europe's Number 6 Garden in 2006. The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle was named International Garden of the Year in 2013 for its pioneering role in garden tourism and its innovative spirit.

Touriseum Museum of Tourism

Trauttmansdorff Castle near Merano, once a former holiday resort of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, now houses an enjoyable museum: the South Tyrol Regional Museum of Tourism. Situated in the botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, it is the first museum in the Alpine region devoted to the history of tourism.

In vividly recreated exhibitions visitors can embark on an exciting journey through 200 years of tourism seen through the eyes of travellers and locals alike.


Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff
Via S. Valentino 51 a
I-39012 Merano