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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 beutiful well maintained garden with great trees, plants and flowesr.

The gardens are on a hillside with lots of steps but there are low gradient footpaths, suitable for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lenny H
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Penrith, United Kingdom
Excellent attraction - really good value

These gardens have been really well thought out and exceeded our expectations. There is something... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stockfam
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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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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Via San Valentino 51/A, 39012, Merano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are on a hillside with lots of steps but there are low gradient footpaths, suitable for mobility scooters, that get you to the same place. Variety of trees and plant, each with its own desciptive lable. Very enjoyable. A lovely cafe where we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens have been really well thought out and exceeded our expectations. There is something for everyone - from plebs, gardeners, botanists, artists, children... There is an infinite combinations of routes you can take - you can tailor according to your interests and abilities and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly this garden has to rank as one of the wonders of the modern world. Went with modest expectations but left with the feeling of wanting to return again and again. The high point of our family holiday in Northern Italy - unlikely to be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the 13 euros entrance fee. The hot summer weather prevented us from exploring more of the garden. We managed to get to the observatory and was rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view. Took many pictures of all the blooming flowers and had a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens in a reasonably compact area, representing different areas of the world. Largely set into the hillside with plenty of steps to climb, the Panorama viewpoint is worth the effort. Unfortunately a day of incredibly hot weather and the need for shade meant we...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised to find that this is not a historic garden at all, but one developed in the 20th century. However, it is really beautiful and varied, with gorgeous flowers, trees, and a cool shady 'South Tyrol' section. There was a very nice little...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend to everyone that passes thru Merano to visit this place. The tickets are not cheap but staying there all day is worth it.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This botanical Park is great in size and versatility. It is a "must" place to visit at least once in a life time if you have trips to Merano. This park would have earned 5/5 stars if they just had better route and distance markings...More

Thank Seppo P
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day and such good value! We spent over 4 hours wandering around the beautiful gardens , and also visited the tourism museum, and we could have stayed longer! As a member of RHS , I was really looking forward to this visit,...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

My wife and I paid a visit to this castle and gardens while staying near Merano Italy. Being the beginning of May many of the spectacular flowers were in full bloom. The gardens are set up very nicely, starting from a low level, rising to...More

Thank Lawrence O
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BoFreeman
14 August 2017|
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Response from Melanie S | Property representative |
Hi BoFreeman, it depends on the weather, but last year the gardens in the first november week were really beautyfull. Maybe take a look at our homepage or look what we post on facebook. Best regards, Melanie
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16 December 2016|
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Is it interesting to visit in end october , merano ...are there any nearby villages to stay for cheap ?? will it be less cooler than dolomites ?
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alessotravel
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 .
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