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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in South Tyrol

The whole world in one garden

The Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Sissi) chose Trauttmansdorff Castle in South Tyrol/Südtirol as her preferred winter residence. The botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

The Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Sissi) chose Trauttmansdorff Castle in South Tyrol/Südtirol as her preferred winter residence. The botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Not for nothing were the gardens awarded as International Garden of the Year in 2013.

Over 80 different garden landscapes lead visitors on a botanical journey through every imaginable vegetation zone. Due to Merano/Meran’s mild climate, plants from all over the world grow here. In the terraced gardens, fragrant English roses and lilies bloom, in the sun gardens cacti and olive trees grow. Olive oil is obtained from the olives here, and thus Trauttmansdorff Castle in South Tyrol is home to the northernmost produced olive oil in Italy.

The castle is also home to the South Tyrol Museum of Tourism, the Touriseum. In a humorous way, it conveys 200 years of the history of tourism in Tyrol and Merano.

 
 

Art and nature have been blending for 16 years at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, set in a natural amphitheatre on the eastern outskirts of Merano,...

 
 

Trauttmansdorff Castle, where Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) would come in holiday, now houses the Touriseum, the first museum in the Alps...

 
 

In 1836, the Viennese physician Dr. Josef Huber published an article on the therapeutic effects of the air in Merano.