Trauttmansdorff After Hours – The Best of Merano Nightlife

Unwind and enjoy a cocktail in the spectacular setting of the gardens

On Friday nights in June through August, Trauttmansdorff’s extended opening hours make the botanical gardens a highlight of nightlife in Merano. There are special twilight tours, an array of side events related to the special exhibition and themed dishes served at Trauttmansdorff’s own Schlossgarten Restaurant.

Anyone looking for a cosy, lively place to unwind will enjoy balmy summer Friday evenings at Trauttmansdorff: cocktail hour, complete with music, takes place at the Palm Café on the Water Lily Pond.

Music at The Palm Café:

15. June Cinnamon Rolls
22. June (Picnic) Jack Freezone & the Swinin' Ciccioli
29. June BellaVista

06. July Trio Dakapo
13. July (Picnic) Jack Freezone & the Swinin' Ciccioli
20. July Perin & Barbarossa
27. July Cinnamon Rolls 

03. August (Picnic) Nik Lee & The Marcos
10. August Perin & Barbarossa
17. August Jack Freezone 
24. August Trio Dakapo
31. August BellaVista

Summer Nights ticket (from 6.00 PM): 7,50 € per person
Aperitivo Lungo: 11,00 € per person (Buffet) with music
Picnic: 30,00 € basket for 2 persons

The Touriseum, located inside the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, also stays open until 11:00 PM


Cinnamon Rolls

The Cinnamon Rolls consist of singer Barbara Trevellin, pianist Luca Dall´Asta, drummer Fabio “Fabz” Mezzanotte and bass guitarist Luca Zeni.
A pop cover band from Bolzano, founded in 2001 as a sextet, they play “light” genres such as blues and pop, always paying careful attention to their arrangements and live performances.


Jack Freezone & the Swinin' Ciccioli

Jack Freezone is a band inspired by the swing music and cultural movements of the 30s, 40s and 50s. The band takes major classics from the history of music, interpreting them in their own way. Their aim is to create a link between the public and their music, one that will get people up and dancing.


The Ensemble BellaVista offers beautiful views on good music. New and old melodies, jazz, pop and folklore form the repertoire of the ensemble, consisting of violin (Sylvia Lanz), guitar (Peter Bozzetta), piano (Gretl Pohl) and percussion (Philipp Höller).
BellaVista - a harmonious quartet with unusual instrumental combination.

Trio Dakapo

The Trio Dakapo is a small ensemble consisting of Monika Gruber (main voice), Michael Schaller (guitar) and Gabriel Neuert (accordion). Their repertoire consists of bossa nova, classics of the Italian music scene of the 60s and 70s, selected Beatles songs and jazz standards.


Perin & Barbarossa

Perin&Barbarossa, this are Marc Perin as guitarist and Tobias Egger with his accordion. Two Pusterian musicians and one sound, which imitates a whole band. They manage to create a fascinating world of sound with only an accordion and a guitar. 

Nik Lee and the Marcos

Nik Lee and the Marcos is an explosive mix of blues, rhythm&blues and swing, played in a semi-acoustic set up by: Stefano Nicli (vocals and guitar), Marco Pisoni (saxophone) and Marco Stagni (upright bass). The repertoire is a musical journey ranging from the Missisipi’s rural blues of Mississippi John Hurt and Robert Johnson to the elegant swing of Nat King Cole, and reinterpretations of the timeless songs of Natalino Otto and Nicola Arigliano.