News About Events, Plants and Trauttmansdorff in General

Current news:

End of the Anniversary Season at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle  - 15.11.21

Marking the close of a highly successful 2021 season, the Trauttmansdorff Gardens and the Touriseum tourism museum have to date registered almost 280,000 visitors. The highlight of the year was the "European Prize for Ecological Gardening" awarded for outstanding achievements in ecological gardening. After reopening in 2022, visitors are invited to spend time there and experience the Gardens as a recreational space. 

During the course of the 2021 season the exact number of visitors welcomed by the Trauttmansdorff Gardens totalled 279,273, far exceeding expectations.

As Gardens Director, Gabriele Pircher, put it:  "We’re very proud of how popular we’ve been this season. It shows the high level of approval, both on the part of our local patrons and visitors from further afield." In April and May this year, local visitors had the unique opportunity to enjoy the Gardens all to themselves. By the arrival of summer, the numbers had grown significantly, as reflected in the rest of South Tyrol. In August, attendance peaked with some 63,325 visitors, with 4,467 during the All Saints' Day long weekend alone. That’s an average of 1,268 people per day. The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle welcomed a wide range of visitors, including tourist groups, clubs and school classes, with single visitors or families in the majority. 

Foto: Karlheinz Sollbauer

As in previous years, the 2021 programme included a number of events, such as the World Music Festival concerts (which this year featured South Tyrolean artists); as well as organised picnics and other evening programmes, family days and various themed events. In early September, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle celebrated their 20th Anniversary, with organised family festivities. 

Foto: Karlheinz Sollbauer

The highlight of the 2021 season was the "European Award for Ecological Gardening", awarded by the "Nature in the Garden International" association to the Castle Gardens for outstanding achievements in ecological gardening.

Foto: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff

The successful 2021 season was also boosted by the well-attended "Grab it, drag it, roll it – Luggage through the ages” exhibition at the Touriseum museum, which extends into next year.

Foto: Karlheinz Sollbauer

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Touriseum are set to reopen their doors to visitors on 1st April 2022, with the focus on relaxation, appreciation and well-being: a garden is much more than just an object of beauty.
Next year’s theme will be: “Take time for yourself - The garden as an oasis of wellbeing”. Visitors can expect numerous workshops, organised tours, and walks along the garden trails.