Trauttmansdorff Castle (Via Lungo Rio Nova, 39012 Merano BZ, Italy) – this castle contains a botanical garden nestled into a twelve-hectare amphitheater with an altitude differential of 100 meters. Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the spa resort town of Merano.
Colorful plants from all around the world thrive and bloom in Trauttmansdorff’s more than eighty garden landscapes. Ideal for both children and adults as well as for botany experts and laymen alike, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle is a unique blend of botanical garden and recreational attraction. Admission: €14 (adult), €11 (seniors/disabled/students/children (ages 6-18 years); free for children under 6 years. Hours vary. See the castle’s website for an updated schedule: www.trauttmansdorff.it