From November 3: reduced admission to Trauttmansdorff with the Late-Autumn Ticket - 31.10.13
From Sunday 3 November to Friday 15 November, the last day of the garden season, admission to South Tyrol’s most popular attraction is a special price: € 6.50 instead of € 11. Entrance is free for children and adolescents under 18 years old.
The 2013 season is slowly coming to an end – before closing the doors, however, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Touriseum have a special parting gift for visitors: in the beautiful autumn days that conclude the season, when the enchanting atmosphere of Indian Summer is in full swing, you can visit the gardens at the special price of only € 6.50 – and children under 18 years are admitted free. Trauttmansdorff has envisaged this promotion especially for local residents – a reminder that they have a place of such unique natural beauty just outside the front doorstep. This is a perfect opportunity to spend a few quiet and unforgettable hours at the gardens, far removed the chaos of the tourists, enjoying the last warm rays of the sun.
Japanese Garden at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in hues of bright red
In addition to the fabulous fall foliage, there are plenty of other reasons to come and explore the gardens: rice is growing in the Asian rice terraces, on the northern side of the castle while the autumn crocuses, in delicate shades of white and pink, vie for attention in the Palm Grove. The sage collection, which boasts 150 different wild species and cultivars, has reached the peak of its flowering. Several fruits that ripen during this period – figs, chestnuts, olives and pomegranates – also lend the gardens a special charm.
With a little bit of luck, garden visitors may get a chance to have a close-up look at the gardening work that takes place during the fall, which is now in full throttle: at this time, the Trauttmansdorff gardening team is planting hundreds of thousands of bulbs, the splendor of which may be appreciated only in the spring of 2014. But we must reveal a secret here: next spring will be especially colorful and vibrant because hundreds of thousands of spring flowers have been planted.