I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
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9:00 AM - 7:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Insights into exotic Mediterranean landscapes and views of the surrounding mountain chains and sun-kissed Merano: The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle comprises eighty natural and cultivated landscapes nestled into a natural amphitheatre, a wide array of themed gardens, and numerous Artist Pavilions and Experience Stations. Visitors find the extraordinary combination of nature, culture and art at South Tyrol's most popular attraction absolutely enchanting. The interplay of historical and contemporary architecture, a rich variety of events, and seasonal blooming throughout the course of the year all make Trauttmansdorff an experience for all five senses and for visitors of all ages. After being named Italy's Most Beautiful Garden in 2005 and Europe's No. 6 Garden in 2006, Trauttmansdorff was honored with the International Garden of the Year award in 2013, thus joining the ranks of the world's most important and beautiful gardens and parks. The Touriseum, the spirited museum housed inside Trauttmansdorff Castle, now spotlights recent tourism history and features new exhibits about the castle's VIP guests.
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  • Frank D
    Richmond, Virginia47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and Expansive Botanical Garden
    This is a botanical garden wonderland. Nice cafe too. Allow enough time to really enjoy the place. It takes at least 4 to 6 hours cover everything. It was very hot and humid the day I went. Bring drinking water in a daypack. Be prepared to exert yourself. Many of the gardens are on a terraced hillside. The hotel I chose offered a 10% discount on the admission ticket. I would say this is one of the top attractions of Merano.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Catherine G
    Nice, France1,964 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice and various garden
    The garden is fantastic, there’s 80 different places with different plants. The garden is big. We needed almost 3 hours to see all the places. The elevating height difference is 100 meters. There’s a lot of nice trees and flowers. There’s also water and Lily ponds. A very nice garden which I recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 10, 2023
  • DaisyDuck44
    Rome, Italy2,543 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    The Trauttmansdorff Gardens are simply stunning, especially in springtime. This beautiful oasis is truly a marvel to behold, with its vibrant colors and lush greenery. Whether you're strolling through the meticulously manicured gardens or simply taking in the serene atmosphere, the experience is nothing short of magical. A must-visit destination for anyone seeking natural beauty and tranquility!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2024
  • erbr63
    Rapperswil, Switzerland803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous place to spend hours
    We took the bus, from down town Meran. And we enjoyed gardens very much, liked a lot the different vibes and themes throughout the place, bids, fish, etc. If you want to enjoy all the various corners of the garden it will take a while to walk around - but well worth it and great views.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2024
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Jamie F
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
My husband and I got a private tour of the gardens on our honeymoon (in English). Our private tour guide, Klaus, met us at the designated location promptly and was very warm and friendly.

Our tour was unlike anything I’d ever experienced before and very engaging. All our our senses were tantalised as Klaus showed us how different plants look, feel and smell (and taste)! We learned about the microclimates that the castle grounds afford and how depending on the altitude and relative direct sunlight, the gardens are able to grow vastly different species despite being in such close proximity. We also learned about plant reproduction, genetics and how to recognise the make and female parts of plants.

All of this educational richness was accompanied by Klaus pointing out the unique elements that make the gardens beautiful, almost teaching us to see with trained eyes.

The two hour tour was over in what seemed like 5 minutes, but Klaus recommend that we enjoy the special Lovers Garden after we separated at the end of the tour.

I loved seeing the rows of Cyprus trees on one hand, rare Australian tree species, birds of paradise and expansive lillies, like a bright stream of flowing flowers.

We can’t wait to return and learn more!
Written June 13, 2022
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Some gardeners may find these gardens too engineered or structured for their tastes, but for us the infrastructure in itself was in interest. Splayed up a hillside the design and construction is excellent with easily walkable paths and great views. Lots of intereting plantings - we particularly like the cacti. But of course at this time of year the many flowers in full bloom were astonishing - particularly the tulips. There were literally thousands of in full colour when we visited. There's also a perfectly acceptable cafe around the lake. When you add to the tourism museum in the adjacent castle you can easily spend a very contented half-day at this attraction.
Written April 30, 2023
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Katariina72
Innsbruck, Austria63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This botanical garden must be one of the best kept secrets in Europe. It’s a paradise for flower lovers, but it still seems that many people haven't heard about it (it’s still quite busy, so apparently at least people close to Merano know it well). It is one of my favourite tourist destinations in Europe. Every season there is something new to see. And there are so many flowers that you just can’t digest everything at once. Last time I was there in April during the tulip season, and it was jaw-dropping. The number and variety of tulips was staggering. It’s also a lovely garden because it has the sunny side and the shadowy side, which is nice on a hot day. There is also a nice small greenhouse with orchids and a few interesting bugs. I love how the garden has been set up on a slope. The view from above is magnificent. The staff at a café is also friendly despite crowds. Nowadays there is also a practical online ticket available to avoid crowds. You can show it on your phone and pass the line, because there is a separate entrance for online tickets. The garden also has a play area for kids. If you love flowers, be prepared to spend 5-6 hours in the garden.
Written May 6, 2022
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david m
London, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Superb botanical and show garden. Beautifully designed, perfectly planted, tastefully colour/ species matched and not a weed in sight. Maintenance is perfect. Many different botanically arranged areas spread over a varied site. Good restaurant too.
Written July 7, 2021
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Frank D
Richmond, VA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This is a botanical garden wonderland. Nice cafe too. Allow enough time to really enjoy the place. It takes at least 4 to 6 hours cover everything. It was very hot and humid the day I went. Bring drinking water in a daypack. Be prepared to exert yourself. Many of the gardens are on a terraced hillside. The hotel I chose offered a 10% discount on the admission ticket. I would say this is one of the top attractions of Merano.
Written August 27, 2023
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DaisyDuck44
Rome, Italy2,543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Trauttmansdorff Gardens are simply stunning, especially in springtime. This beautiful oasis is truly a marvel to behold, with its vibrant colors and lush greenery. Whether you're strolling through the meticulously manicured gardens or simply taking in the serene atmosphere, the experience is nothing short of magical. A must-visit destination for anyone seeking natural beauty and tranquility!
Written May 1, 2024
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erbr63
Rapperswil, Switzerland803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We took the bus, from down town Meran. And we enjoyed gardens very much, liked a lot the different vibes and themes throughout the place, bids, fish, etc. If you want to enjoy all the various corners of the garden it will take a while to walk around - but well worth it and great views.
Written May 5, 2024
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terra o
Hillsborough, NC23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Totally worth the money! Flowers are gorgeous and there is so much variety. Surprising sand beach with mountain view area; reclining chairs on an island in the middle of the pond, underground exhibition is nice for cooling off and has a clever narrative (though some of it may be frightening for young ones). There are places to fill your water bottle and there's a rocky stream where you are invited to take off your shoes and cool your feet. Shady walks and full sun areas. More orchid varieties in the glass house than I've ever seen. Cafe and gelato. Tourist museum and castle rooms (included with ticket) are interesting. Restrooms throughout. Spent all day here. Loved it . (Train from Bolzano)
Written June 25, 2023
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Dave R
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Spent four hours wandering around and exploring the gardens. Very interesting with many different areas and plenty of shade! Enjoyed the lakes and the love garden the most ... and the botanical underworld. Recommended.
Written August 14, 2022
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KateLondon_9
London, UK1,691 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Beautiful and large gardens. Highlights included the water feature which you could walk through and cool off in the hot weather, and the suspended viewing platform. Nice cafe and separate restaurant also.
Written August 26, 2022
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