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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff

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Address: Via San Valentino 51/A, 39012, Merano, Italy
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+39 0473 225600
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Insights into exotic Mediterranean landscapes and views of the surrounding...

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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continous winner of international garden awards

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.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

As part of our South Tirol trip we spent an afternoon at this beautiful place. A fascinating collection of plants, flowers and trees from all parts of the world. Very well kept, lots of shade makes it probably perfect even in the summer heat. A must see.

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Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I need to find 100 characters to say one word: GO! This is one of the worlds greatest gardens; end of story!

Thank Robin P
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We decided to visit here not knowing what to expect, and 6 hours later, we left! The places is a mixture of vibrant colours, beautiful viewing points, stunning flowers and information boards scattered about the place (in a mixture of languages) The garden for lovers (a new exhibition when we went I think) is a must see, some gorgeous statues... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

The garden is amazing and a wonderful place where you'll find whatever you can imagine and more. I'll come back there in spring in order to smell and watch the fantastic set of roses

1 Thank matteo_marino
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

So, so beautiful place! We been on 1. November and our ticket was only 7,50€ for one person. Parking place in the front of castel, we waited 10 mins for empty place and we came about 11am. Full of people, childerns and elders- place for every generation! Really enjoed! Magic place!

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Martinez, California
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Do not miss Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens if visiting Merano! The setting, as well as the permanent and seasonal flower gardens are simply gorgeous. And the castle travel museum is interesting too. The gardens are pretty extensive. Allow between 2-3 hrs and enjoy a meal or drink in the cafe'. Great views of the surrounding area. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The gardens are absolutely beautiful. They are full of color, information, and the views of the mountains from a couple of the walkways are spectacular. If you're ever in Meran/Merano and don't visit the Botanical Gardens, you're certainly missing out.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The gardens are accessed via a bridge over a main road which transports you into a wonderful world of flowers,trees and shrubs. There's plenty of quirky areas to visit and an excellent museum too. Children will love the the cave as well as the small farm and the aerial platforms which appear to hang in space! The gardens have a... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I can't say much more than has already been said. Plan on staying at least 4 hours to begin to see the castle and gardens. Take the Number 4 bus from town and if you still have any energy left, walk back to town on the Sissi- Weg(2 miles- 45 minutes).

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