Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, Merano

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Begun about 1850, Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle contains about 80 different gardens of local and exotic plants, which are organized by region of origin. You can explore areas populated by coniferous and deciduous trees from the Americas, sun gardens of cultivated plants typical in the Mediterranean, terraced gardens designed in the formal English manner, and huge sections covered by flowering oleanders and ancient olive trees. The site also contains an aviary, a Japanese alluvial forest, rice terraces, and a tea plantation. The gardens not only shelter colorful plants from around the globe, but also offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the popular spa resort town of Merano. Daily guided tours are available, with no pre-booking required. Check online for opening hours and all upcoming special events and activities. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Merano holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A week ago my husband and I spent a few days in Merano and visited these beautiful gardens in which are represented several botanical environments around the world and several pavilions, equally fascinating are the binoculars by Matteo Thun and garden lovers, beautiful also the Castle. Despite the high temperatures, we did not suffer the heat because the vegetation creates pleasant shade. Suggest you wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. If you are staying in Merano Council dedicate half a day well worth the trip!
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  • Fascinating journey through the history there are no words to describe the poetry of the place, the Majesty that is breathed inside the Park, art, taste.
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  • Deserves an entire day of visit for the pleasure of adults and children, in particular our daughter of 6 years has enjoyed the visit to the gardens. Very enjoyable and relaxing. We recommend it!
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  • 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 also get a scenic view.
  • A beautiful garden with tons of increadable vegetation to see, even if you're not into it, the decorations are still very beautiful.
  • I hit that place upon a bicycle tour 2005. This has been our rest day. Actually it turned out it was not. One needs a day to walk through this gardens. Very nicely prepared. So much work. Thank you all! I have been very impressed. Friendly people all over. That's "my" South Tirol A must see location. Recommended to go.
  • Amazing garden with an even more amazing array of plants. A very relaxing atmosphere with hidden treasures throughout​.
  • a must to visit when you are in Merano. this place simply is a floral paradise. if you are a nature type of person you need to come here.

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Where to stay in Merano

Merano offers a wide selection of luxury boutique hotels, small inns, and family-run B&Bs with their own restaurants. To enjoy fresh air and sweeping mountain views, stay at a hunting manor just outside the city. Though pricey, private manor-hotels offer easy access to the area's sports facilities, where you can hike, cycle, fish, golf, or ski. A less expensive alternative is to stay at one of the city's inns, which you can use as base for exploring the surrounding region.
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