The Botanical Underworld at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
Trauttmansdorff’s Botanical Underworld: a bizarre underground journey
A unique attraction opened its doors on the occasion of the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle’s tenth birthday in 2011: The Botanical Underworld. Located in the Landscapes of South Tyrol garden world, this 200-meter-long trail penetrates into a hillside, leading through a bizarre realm. The Botanical Underworld closely examines the mysteries of plant life below the soil in an entertaining and illustrative way. Anything that sprouts green and flowery aboveground sends roots deep into the earth and is no less active there – though it is hidden from the view of man.
Underground pathways lead from chamber to chamber, accompanied by light shows and sounds that show the way: each shift shines the spotlight on one of the main Botanical Underworld themes: water, soil, nutrients, roots and light.
Eerie and entertaining, illuminating and informative: the underground stations, with multimedia elements, teach visitors the basic botany of underground plant life.