Enjoy Merano’s Botanical Gardens on a South Tyrol Experience Package

These special packages are a great way to enjoy Merano and South Tyrol

South Tyrol Experience Packages allow you to enjoy two unique attractions with a single ticket. Whether you opt for a botanical garden visit in conjunction with a relaxing stop at Merano’s thermal baths, prefer a trip to the majestic Val Senales (Schnalstal) Glacier or decide on an exciting introduction to the South Tyrolean wine world, these special packages are a wonderful way to experience the many facets of South Tyrol in an in-depth way.

Gardens & Wine

Gardens & Wine

Experience the colors of autumn in South Tyrol.

After a guided wine-focused tour of the autumnal Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, a shuttle takes you to Katzenzungen Castle in Prissiano (Prissian), where the largest and likely the oldest grapevine in the world thrives: the ancient Versoaln Vine. The guided tour covers this extraordinary plant and unique the medieval Katzenzungen Castle. Following the tour, a tasting of wines made from South Tyrol's main grape varieties completes this package in a relaxing and sociable way.

Gardens & Wine Enjoyment Package Itinerary

  • 9:00 a.m. Entry to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle (botanical gardens and Touriseum)
  • 2:00 p.m. Tour focusing on wine (vineyard with old-established South Tyrolean varieties)
  • 3:30 p.m. Shuttle service to Katzenzungen Castle
  • 4:00 p.m. Guided viewing of the Versoaln Vine
  • 4:30 p.m. Guided tour of Katzenzungen Castle
  • 5:00 p.m. Presentation of South Tyrol as a winegrowing region, with tasting
  • 6:00 p.m. Shuttle service back to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

Price: € 30.00 per person

Dates 2014:
August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
September 4th 11th 18th 25th
Oktober 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd., 29th

Gardens & Spa

Gardens & Terme

An exploration of the botanical gardens surrounding the majestic Trauttmansdorff Castle is combined with the modern design atmosphere or Merano’s thermal bath complex: two seemingly contradictory attractions that complement each other perfectly in terms of what they offer. No visitor to Merano should miss the experience of first strolling through exotic Mediterranean garden landscapes then enjoying a refreshing swim or treatment with natural South Tyrolean products at the spa.

The Gardens & Terme Wellness Package Includes:

  • Entry to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle (botanical gardens and Touriseum)
  • Admission to Merano’s thermal spa complex (3 hours in the Terme, use of the pools)
  • Dining voucher worth € 8.00 for the Terme Merano Bistro or Schlossgarten Restaurant at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

Price: € 30.00 per person

Valid: 29 March to 15 November 2013

Glacier & Palms

Glacier & Palms

This adventure package combines the two most important features of Merano’s landscapes: exotic Mediterranean landscapes and snowy mountain peaks. At Merano’s sunny Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle you can enjoy the atmosphere of the South at 325 meters above sea level then take cable car to South Tyrol’s highest-elevation summit station, in an alpine glacier world of Val Senales, at 3,212 metres. Ötzi the Iceman was discovered very close to here. A very special experience package.

Included in the Glacier and Palms Wellness Package

  • Admission to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle (botanical gardens and Touriseum)
  • Cable car ride to South Tyrol’s highest-elevation summit station
  • Free admission to the Ötzi Show Gallery and the exhibition about the world of glaciers
  • Coffee and cake at the Glacier Restaurant overlooking several peaks over 3,000 meters high

Price: € 30.00 Price

Price € 26.50 for groups of at least 15 people

Valid: 29 March to 15 November (one garden season)

The cable car station is about 40 km away from the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.