Welcome to Merano’s Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

An extraordinary botanical garden located in Merano, Italy

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located in the town of Merano (Meran) in northern Italy, is a botanical garden nestled into a twelve-hectare amphitheatre with an altitude differential of 100 meters. Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the spa resort town of Merano.

Colorful plants from all around the world thrive and bloom in Trauttmansdorff’s more than eighty garden landscapes. Ideal for both children and adults as well as for botany experts and laymen alike, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle is a unique blend of botanical garden and recreational attraction. Multifaceted Experience Stations, spectacular themed gardens, Artist Pavilions and intriguing animals turn the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle – within easy walking distance from Merano – into a colorful world where visitors enjoy a variety of different experiences.

The Touriseum, South Tyrol’s Province Museum of Tourism, covers 200 years of tourism history in Tyrol and Merano in a very engaging way.


130.000 Frühjahrsblüher haben sich - 2 Wochen früher als üblich - eröffnet und verwandeln die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff in Meran in ein buntes Blumenmeer. Tulpen, Narzissen, Glyzinien, Strauchpfingstrosen, Kamelien im Palmenwald, Rhododendren, der Judasbaum, und viels mehr!

Erleben Sie den schönsten Moment des Frühlings und kommen Sie uns besuchen!



The Birds and the Bees: A Botanical Perspective

Sonderausstellung 2014

From naughty and playful to mysterious, even mystic: The 2014 special exhibition clarifies how plants “do it” and what expectations we humans place on them.

The actual petals of the flower, corolla, contribute nothing to generation. Instead, they serve only as bridal beds that the great Creator has so gloriously provided.
Carl von Linné