Gardens and museum in Merano: Two for the price of one!

The opening hours and ticket prices at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle apply to both the Gardens as well as the Touriseum inside the castle. 

Between April and mid-November, the Trauttmansdorff Castle grounds and museum open at 9.00 am. Including Sundays and public holidays!


Opening Hours 2024

Standard opening hours
29th March - 15th October9:00 AM-7:00 PM (last entry: 5:30 PM)
16th - 31st October9:00 AM-6:00 PM(last entry: 4:30 PM)
1st - 15th November9:00 AM-5:00 PM (last entry: 3.30 PM)
Non-standard opening times
June, July, and August: Fridays only
9.00 AM-11.00 PM (last entry: 9:30 PM)
Short opening hours
Garden Nights: 07.06., 08.06., 31.07., 15.08.
9:00 AM-5:00 PM (last entry: 3:30 PM, reduced admission from 14.00)
Start of the 2025 Season
1 April 2025

The Schlossgarten RestaurantPalm Café and shop also share the same opening times.
Closing hours, however, vary depending on the time of the year.

Pets are NOT allowed.

Prices 2024
Trauttmansdorff Gardens and Touriseum

Single tickets

Seniors 65 and over
Persons with disabilities
Students (under 28 years)
Parking (per day)€5

Family tickets

2 adults with children 6-17 years old
1 adult with children 6-17 years old
Mini family season ticket (transferable - valid for 3 days – limited to one season)€86
Children (under 6 years)

Group tickets
Groups of 15 persons and over (per person) €13
School students (per each pupil; only with registration) €4

Special tickets
Summer Nights (Fridays in June/July and August as from 18.00)
Summer Nights for Families
Summer Nights for Mini Families
On Concert evenings (from 14.00)
Late Autumn Ticket (1-15/11, free entry for under 18’s)

Season tickets
Season Pass (non-transferable)
Mini season Pass (transferable, valid for 3 days in the same season)
Mini family season ticket (transferable, valid for 3 days in the same season)
Children season ticket 6-17 years (only in combination with a season ticket; also for several children)

Free admission
Tour guide with ID
Bus driver with a tour group
If accompanying a person clearly in need of assistance
Teachers accompanying a school class
Journalists with a press card [Accreditation]  
Employees of the South Tyrolean Regional Museums with ID
Bridal couples (limited to 4 persons) bride/groom, photographer and assistant

Good to know

The Gardens are large and there’s plenty to see. It’s therefore best to plan around a visit lasting between 3 and 6 hours. With paths totalling 7 km and an elevation difference of 100 metres, good walking shoes are a necessity. If too much walking isn’t for you, don’t worry. The 4 circuit trails with only a slight elevation difference still provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The Gardens are also accessible to those requiring walking aids. 


Our four-legged friends have a slightly different idea of how to behave in a garden. Dogs may be man's best friend, but they can unwittingly damage tender buds. Some plants in the garden are also poisonous. Unfortunately, dogs and other animals cannot enter the grounds.

One ticket, two highlights

Each entry ticket admits one person to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Touriseum . The Visitor Centre and shop are accessed freely, but the restaurant only admits visitors in possession of an entry ticket to Trauttmansdorff. Each single-entry ticket is only valid on the day as it was issued. After exiting, re-entry is unfortunately not possible. Please note that in case of unexpected weather events, accidents, etc. tickets cannot be refunded.


Reduced prices on an entry ticket are only possible if backed up with valid proof. Please note that guest cards cannot be used to receive a discount. Reduced admission is only granted in respect of the following partner businesses:


Cash payments of up to €999.99 are accepted. Please note that state institutions and public bodies are exempt from the increase in cash payments of up to €2,999.99 (in terms of the Stability Act, 28.12.15, No. 208). The Trauttmansdorff ticket office only accepts the following cards as payment: Bancomat (EC card), credit card (VISA or Mastercard) and NEXI. If you require an invoice, kindly let us know at least 1 week before your visit

Online Tickets
The following methods of payment are accepted:
  • Credit, debit or prepaid card
  • PayPal
  • Bank account debit, by selecting MyBank (Italian banks only).

The Trauttmansdorff is a public institution and, as such, payment must be made exclusively via the pagoPA system. As soon as you click on ‘Submit Order’ you will be automatically redirected to ePayS, the payment portal of South Tyrol.
You can log in to the pagoPA payment portal using either your email address or your SPID (Digital Identity). Please note that, in addition to the costs of admission or guided tours, a fee of €1 to €2 is charged for this transaction. 

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