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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

Via San Valentino 51/A, 39012, Merano, Italy
+39 0473 255600
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A bit of a "Tourist Trap"

The historic structure takes back seat to the garden and a travel museum. The garden itself has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Debra W
New York City, New York
via mobile
Not the best I've seen

Lots of different plants from all over, and perhaps that is one of the problems. A botanist could... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pueblo, Colorado
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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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1 week ago
“Amazing place, a must see”
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Via San Valentino 51/A, 39012, Merano, Italy
+39 0473 255600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The historic structure takes back seat to the garden and a travel museum. The garden itself has beautiful flower beds but the whole experience is overwhelmed by the ultra modern structures that serve very little purpose. Overall this was set up more for a tourist...More

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of different plants from all over, and perhaps that is one of the problems. A botanist could and might spend a day or two at this location and have full appreciation, but your average Joe is out of his realm for sure. I much...More

Thank judgejohnny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see plants and trees from all over the world, a lot of love and effort is put into creating a place like this. Neatly arranged so you can take different paths depending on your likes. It is worth the entrance fee, plus you...More

Thank Martin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a 2.5 hour drive from Como to Merano, so I was not enthusiastic about spending 5 hours in the car to see "another Italian garden". I'm so glad I went!!! This garden-- something like 30 acres of really imaginative gardens -- is very...More

Thank Peg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here 15 years ago when the park around this castle was still young but it was already a splendid place. Now, while the trees have grown and a lot was added and completed this is an absolute must for anybody that enjoys...More

Thank dierik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us took the train (10 euro round trip) from Bolzano - a 40 minute scenic ride through the Val d'Adige with rows of espalied apple trees as far as one can see - to Merano. Took the #4 bus in front of the...More

Thank elro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We followed Sissi's walk from the centre of Merano, which took about 50 minutes, and was very picturesque. On arrival, we went straight into the "Tourism" exhibition in the castle itself, which was very interesting, and which had been put together with great attention to...More

Thank Ian S
Melanie S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We feel very honored. Best regards from the Gardens, Melanie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A key highlight of our trip to Sud-Tyrol were these gardens. Kilometers of walking paths amongst many different gardens/vegetation type (Forrest, Japanese, Mediterranean, mountainous, etc.) with gorgeous views of the castle and Meran from the top of the paths. We arrived at 5pm and they...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

This place is truly amazing, I was lucky as I was there in Spring, and the place was covered with Tulips, of all colours :)

Thank DaveGT001
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Following a recommendation of our lovely hotelier, we visited on the only bright sunny day in Merano the botanical gardens. It was in gorgeous bloom and a lot of fun to walk between the various parts of the garden. We didn't dare bur you could...More

Thank Iris O
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Is it worth a visit in mid March? Will there be many flowers blooming?
12 December 2016|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
it is so large there is always something to see. there is also an indoor tourist museum .