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!

Attention

During the themed days Spring at the Gardens (17th May) and Autumn at the Gardens (11th 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 AM The daily tour is also cancelled

Our garden tours on fixed dates

Daily garden tours

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.

Info:
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

 

Evening Tour

Trauttmansdorff After Hour

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.

Info:
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.

Info:
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

Garden tours with free choice of dates

Would you like to spend some hours in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle with your tour group, friends, club or colleagues?
We offer general garden tours of the flowers in bloom and the most beautiful areas of the Gardens. 
IMPORTANT: For groups without a guide, booking is only necessary if an invoice is required!

Garden Tour (90 min.)

Groups tour

Getting to know Trauttmansdorff: On this 90-minute tour of the most beautiful spots, exotic miniature landscapes and flowers in bloom, you will discover a host of weird and wonderful facts about the mesmerizing world of plants and the history of the castle and Gardens.

Period: April - November
Date: nach Vereinbarung
Participants: 1-80 participants (max. 20 participants per guide)
Fee: 6.50 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 65.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
Reservation: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online

Garden Tour (120 min.)

Führung für Gruppen

Trauttmansdorff in-depth: Dive into all the multi-faceted variety of our world of plants: On an extended tour through the Forests of the World, the Sun Gardens, the Water and Terraced Gardens and the Landscapes of South Tyrol, you will gain a thorough insight into the botany and history of the castle and gardens. Breathtaking panoramic views included

Period: April - November
Date: nach Vereinbarung
Participant: 1-80 participants (max. 20 participants per guide)
Duration: 120 min.
Fee: 8.50 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 85.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
Reservation: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online

Guided Garden tour for people with disabilities

Guided Garden tour for people with disabilities

As you take a barrier-free expedition through the various garden landscapes you´ll find out strange and intriguing facts about the fascinating world of plants. The individual service provided by our garden guides ensures that the tour will be targeted to your wishes and needs.
Enjoy a barrier-free trip to paradise!

Period: April - November
Date: nach Vereinbarung
Participants: 1-30 participants (max. 12 participants per guide) 
Duration: 90 min.
Fee: 6.50 € per person (in addition to entrance fee), free admission for one accompanying person, for less than 10 people total price 65.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
Reservation: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online

The charming presentation in the Touriseum

Touriseum

The charming presentation is a proven alternative to the traditional model of guided tours and offers a lot of benefits to the visitors. The group will enjoy a welcome drink in our most prestigious hall. Our mediator will guide the group trough an entertaining presentation illustrating the history of tourism and bringing life to the history of the castle.
Following the presentation the group will be accompanied to the parcour where they can visit the exhibition independently.  

Period: April - November
Date: nach Vereinbarung
Participants: 1-60 participants  
Duration: 30 min.
Fee: 4.00 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 40.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
Reservation: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online

Guided Garden Tour for School Groups

Students

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.

Info:
LANGUAGE: EN-IT-DE
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 info@trauttmansdorff.it

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. 

Private Guided Tour of the Gardens

Personal Tours

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.

Language: EN- DE-IT-FR-ES
Period: April - November
Date: nach Vereinbarung
Participants: 1-15 participants 
Duration: 90 min.
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 online

Sensory experiences

Foto by Alex Filz (IDM)

Guided tour with workshop
Fresh greenery, vibrant blossom and stimulating scents: On a guided tour of the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, visitors have the opportunity to embark on an interactive experience for mind, body and soul. 

LANGUAGE: German an Italian
PERIOD: 15th April – 15th May 
DATE: to be agreed upon
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 1-15 participants
DURATION: 120 minutes
FEE: 10.50 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 105.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
RESERVATION: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online

Flowers of the Mediterranean– a dream of the south

The sun-kissed southwestern slope of the Gardens, burgeoning with sweetly-scented dwarf shrubs and other native Mediterranean flora, brings to mind the unique vista of southern climes. Cork and holm oaks evoke visions of the classic terrain of the Mediterranean region, and come together with the strawberry tree, the mock privet and the evergreen viburnum to form a landscape reminiscent of the Macchia shrublands.
In Italy's northernmost olive grove, pines, cypresses and age-old cultivated plants including pomegranate, mulberry and fig trees, capers, lavender and citrus trees fill the air with that unmistakeable holiday feeling.

PERIOD: April - November
DATE: to be agreed upon
PARTICIPANTS: 1-30 participants (max. 15 participants per guide)
DURATION: 60 minutes 
FEE: 8.00 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 80.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
RESERVATION: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online

The Birds and the Bees!

The flower, ingenious invention of evolution! It seduces, deceives and teams up with fauna as a workmate: the relationship between plant and animal is one of refined intimacy. Using flowers, scents and shapes as bait, the flower lures its pollen couriers to the buffet of nectar and pollen. Discover the many facets of sexuality in the plant kingdom on a flower tour through the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and uncover the secrets of the world of flowers!

LANGUAGE: German an Italian
PERIOD: 15th April – 15th May  
DATE: to be agreed upon
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 1-15 participants 
DURATION: 120 minutes
FEE: 10.50 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 105.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
RESERVATION: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online 

 

The landscape of South Tyrol – Natural and cultivated landscapes

In the southernmost reaches of the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, the “Landscapes of South Tyrol” showcase our traditional, indigenous landscapes. This guided tour takes you on a journey through the natural and cultural landscapes of the local area: from the traditional vineyard with its indigenous grape varietals through the Riparian Forest and the Downy Oak Forest to the Cottage Garden with its traditionally woven wattle fences, this tour offers visitors a 360 ° view of the landscape and the flora of South Tyrol.

Please note: this tour involves climbing a lot of steps. 

LANGUAGE: German an Italian
PERIOD: May – November   
DATE: to be agreed upon
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 1-30 partecipants (max. 15 participants per guide) 
DURATION: 60 minutes
FEE: 5.50 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 55.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
RESERVATION: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online

Kissed by fragrances – A stroll among scents and spices

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Our garden guides will take you on a tour through the fascinating world of aromatic herbs and spices. The route leads through a variety of areas of the Garden with stations where you will have the chance to put your nose and taste buds to the test. From the glass house with its exotic spices to the pelargoniums, the Limonaia and the Sense Garden: there is so much to discover… 

LANGUAGE: German and Italian
PERIOD: May – June
DATE: to be agreed upon
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 1-30 partecipants (max. 15 participants per guide) 
DURATION: 120 minutes
FEE: 10.50 € per person - for less than 10 people total price 105.00 € (in addition to entrance fee)
RESERVATION: Book at least 3 weeks in advance online 

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
E-Mail:
info@trauttmansdorff.it