Questions or concerns?

Katharina Müller would be happy to help you organize your guided tour.

From monday to friday: 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m
Phone: (+39) 0473 255 610

Exciting Tours of Merano’s Botanical Garden

Merano’s botanical garden promises a very special sort of garden experience. The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle offers a wide range of guided tours, which are continually updated and thematically expanded to meet the demand of our enormous popularity with visitors. Our expert, friendly guides will accompany you through Trauttmansdorff’s striking landscapes, pointing your attention to the botanical garden’s many attractions.


During the themed days Spring at the Gardens (26th May) and Autumn at the Gardens (13th october)  it won't be possible to book guided tours. Our guides are waiting for you at the interactive stands in the garden area from 10.00 A.M. The daily tour is also cancelled

Explore Trauttmansdorff with a guide!

Take a guided tour and get to know the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle from a different perspective. We offer daily garden tours, experience tours and special theme tours.
Book your ticket now: The number of participants is limited. 
The guided tour is not cancelled due to weather conditions!


Guided Garden Tour for School Groups

In addition to educational activities (in spring and autumn in German and Italian), the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle offer garden tours for school classes without a specific focus.
On an interactive tour of the 80 garden landscapes, there is something exciting and intriguing to discover about the world of plants in every season.
The subject matter of each tour is adapted and designed to suit the age group.

PERIOD: whole season 
DATE: according to agreement
FOR WHOM? School classes from the 4th primary school, middle school, high school
DURATION90 minutes
FEE:7.00 € (entrance and guided tour).With 15 students, 2 accompanying persons receive free admission.
RESERVATION: Book at least 3 weeks in advance by calling, +39 0473 255 600 or sending an e-mail to

Themed tours

 You can also choose a guided tour on a variety of themes (depending on the season) and experience Trauttmansdorff from a different perspective. The themed tours have also a practical part. 


Daily garden tours

The blooming Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle offer exciting and informative daily tours. As you take a botanical expedition through The Sun Gardens, The Water and Terraced Gardens, Landscapes of South Tyrol and Forests of the World you’ll find out strange and intriguing facts about the fascinating world of plants. Every morning, there is a guided tour offered in German and Italian.

LANGUAGE: Only German and Italian
PERDIOD/TIME: April/May + Oct./Nov.: 11:00 AM (German&Italian); June-Sept: 10.15 AM (German), 10.30 AM (Italian)
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: max. 18 participants
DURATION: 90 minutes
FEE: 6.50 € (in addition to entrance fee)
BOOKING: online


Trauttmansdorff After Hour

Evening Tour

The soft light of evening reveals new facets of the Gardens on Friday nights during the Trauttmansdorff After Hours event series. Your garden guide will base your tour on the season, highlighting intensely aromatic plants, dazzling blooms, or perhaps the Forbidden Garden. Whether your favorite is the exotic lotus flower, the rose, or the hydrangea, you'll learn many intriguing things about plants.

LANGUAGE: German or Italian
PERIOD: Friday in June, July and August, 7.00 PM
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: max. 18 participants
DURATION: 90 minutes
FEE: 6.50 € (in addition to entrance fee, from 6.00 PM: Summer Nights Ticket 8.50 €)
BOOKING: online

Fascinating fruits!

From the pomegranate tree to the raisin tree to the paw paw: In keeping with the philosophy of "Fascinating fruits,” this guided tour offers visitors an insight into the multi-faceted world of fruit.

Saturday,  05.10. | 12.10. | 19.10. | 26.10., 11:00 AM (German / Italian)

Family Tour

Family Tour

See, understand, wonder, move! Children experience nature at their own pace and see things from a wholly unique point of view. Our specially trained team of garden guides will present botanical rarities in a family friendly way: an exciting package for parents and a real-life experience for children.

LANGUAGE: Only German and Italian
PERIOD: July and August:  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30 AM 
FOR WHOM? Families with children from 6 to 14 years, max. 2 adults per family
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS max. 18 persons (max. 2 adults per family)
DURATION: 90 minutes with workshop 
FEE: 8,00 € per person (in addition to entrance fee, kids up to 14 years free of charge, max. 2 adults per family)
MEETING POINT: Visitor center (Ticket Office)
RESERVATION: desired, at least one day in advance. Call +39 0473 255 600

Personal Tours

Private Guided Tour of the Gardens

Hire your very own Trauttmansdorff guide: he or she will take you on a custom-tailored journey of discovery through Merano’s intriguing botanical Gardens. You can choose for yourself what you want are most interested in learning about. Personal tours are available for individuals, families and groups of up to 10 people.

PERIOD: whole season 
DATE: according to agreement
PARTICIPANTS: up to 10 participants
FEE: 65.00 € total price (from 10 people on 6.50 € per person) (in addition to entrance fee)
RESERVATION: Book at least 3 weeks in advance by calling +39 0473 255 600 or sending an e-mail to

Sensory experiences

Fresh greenery, vibrant blossom and stimulating scents: a relaxingly green experience amongst the flowers!

Saturday, 20.04. | 27.04. | 04.05. | 11.05.

Tours for groups

Group Tours

Are you are planning a coach tour, a company trip, or a club outing? A visit to the Gardens of Trauttansdorff Castle in Merano, Italy, is the perfect way to round off your trip. Our expert guides will grant your group fascinating insights. Group tours of the gardens are available for groups comprised of a minimum of ten people and are given in German, Italian, Spanish, English and French.

On request, we also offer themed guided tours for groups.