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Address: Via San Valentino 51 A, 39012, Merano, Italy
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+39 0473 270172

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This is part of Trauttsmandorf Gardens Indoor, not huge but quite interesting. Lots of displays and things to read and listen to, available in 4 languages, including English

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Brian D
Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is part of Trauttsmandorf Gardens Indoor, not huge but quite interesting. Lots of displays and things to read and listen to, available in 4 languages, including English

Thank Brian D
Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

It is the first museum in the Alps dedicated to the tourism history. Located in the residence of Empress Elizabeth( Sissi) when she staied in Meran.

Thank MarinaG27
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It started with 2 wooden figures outside representing tourists. Then a figure on a balcony from kaiserin (queen) Sissy. Then some little figures and alittle history about how tourists travelled then. Then some modern 'stuff' like a sphere with little cans on it. Didn't get the point. Some things to press and listen or play with the kids could get... More 

Thank Hirlsa H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

It was almost an afterthought to pop into this museum when visiting the gardens but we enjoyed it as much as the garden themselves.Do not miss it for the history of Merano and South Tyrol through the last 100 years.Very moving.

Thank DorsetAngiec18
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

loved the way the exhibition was laid out with a historical journey of the tyrol region over the years and how tourism evolved and how the actual type of tourist has changed over the years. A definitely must visit

1 Thank ValverdeEcoHotel
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The Tourism is located in a castle often visited by Kaiserin Elizabeth (Sissi) back in the day; today it is surrounded by Merano's botanical garden. My family learned a lot about Merano's history as well as that of South Tyrol in general. There were paintings and movie clips and voice recordings and little doors to be opened - all kinds... More 

1 Thank R H
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Fascinating history of the birth of tourism in Merano. Ticket included in the entry for the Trauttmansdorff gardens. Allow an hour or so. Info boards are in English. Well worth it.

1 Thank FabCabia
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

An informative and light hearted museum as part of the T Gardens. It's worth a visit and gives a real insight into how tourism has evolved in the region.

Thank Donald M
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I really enjoyed the Tourism Museum in Merano, firstly for the amazing garden setting of Castel Trauttmansdorff and also the scenic and not to long bike ride to get there from the centre of town. I wanted to go just to see some original Baedeker guides as well as to get a sense of historic tourism from north Europe to... More 

Thank Philip C
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

The Touriseum is part of the Trautmannsdorf Castle gardens complex - one ticket gets you admission to both. We started here, and loved it. Parts are a bit quirky, others quite serious, but overall an interesting hour or so spent. Do check out the 'Tourism Pin-ball machine' where you get to guide your pin-ball on a journey through the South... More 

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