The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano

The botanical gardens of Merano

The botanical gardens

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located on the eastern outskirts of Merano/Meran, boast more than 80 garden landscapes from around the world. The Gardens received the coveted International Garden of the Year Award at the Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto in 2013.

Set in a natural amphitheater around a central lily pond, the garden landscapes from around the world add spectacular color to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Viewing platforms with interactive stations and artist’s pavilions serve as lookout points, with the Forbidden Garden (Verbotener Garten) and Botanical Underworld (Botanische Unterwelt) features ideally suited to families with children.

Exhibition and events
Special Exhibition | Killer Plants – The green carnivores
Special Exhibition | Killer Plants – The green carnivores
Battles between life and death, baffling tricks and flamboyant guises: This is what makes carnivorous plants so fascinating. The temporary “Killer ...
The Touriseum

Trauttmansdorff Castle lies perched above the botanical gardens. Formerly the residence of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, today it houses the South Tyrol Museum of Tourism (Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Tourismus). Known as the Touriseum, the interactive facility at the museum recounts 200 years of visitors in the area.
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
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, with ...
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Touriseum - South Tyrol Museum of Tourism
Touriseum - South Tyrol Museum of Tourism
Trauttmansdorff Castle, where Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) would come in holiday, now houses the Touriseum, the first museum in the Alps ...
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
7 things you should definitely do at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
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