The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle cover an area of 12 hectares and extend over an altitude difference of 100 metres.

This offers a stunning view of the 80 different garden landscapes, of the city of Merano/Meran and of the surrounding mountain ranges. The gently meandering paths through the garden offer visitors the opportunity to explore four garden worlds home to plants from all over the world, across sunny terraces and past gurgling stream waters.

The botanical Garden from Merano

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 The Touriseum, South Tyrol’s Province Museum of Tourism, covers 250 years of tourism history in Tyrol and Merano in a very engaging way different experiences.

You will find exciting experience stations throughout the complex.

Experience stations 

The origins of Trauttmansdorff Castle go all the way back to the Middle Ages.

Artist pavilions and installations in the area will surprise you.


Facts, figures and technical details

16th June 2001
OwnerAutonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol
Operator Since 1st January 2021 Agenzia Demanio
Size 12 ha
Altitude difference 100 m
Paths 4 routes and 3 scenic trails, a total of 7 km of paths suitable for strollers and wheelchairs
Sea level 334 - 438 m
Team Over 100 during the season

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Audrey Hepburn