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Trauttmansdorff Castle

Trauttmansdorff Castle at Merano, the holiday residence of Empress Sissi, houses now the South Tyrolean Museum of Tourism

At the eastern end of Merano towers Trauttmansdorff Castle, with its powerful walls and the oh-so popular botanic gardens, opened in 2001. In 1300 a small castle with the name Neuberg (Castel di Nova) was built in this place. In the 16th century the building passed into the hands of the noble Trauttmansdorff family. They enlarged the castle, but it fell into decay after the dying out of this family. The crypt, the south western walls and the rooms with the frescoes date back to Middle Ages.

In 1846, however, Joseph von Trauttmansdorff, a count from Styria visited the town and fell in love with the building of his relatives. He renovated it and made it a neo-Gothic castle. Since then the castle is known under its today's name. It is deemed to be the earliest example of a neo-Gothic castle in Tyrol. Trauttmansdorff Castle gained popularity when in 1870 the Austrian empress Sissi, together with her daughters Gisela and Marie Valerie, chose Trauttmansdorff Castle as her holiday residence for seven months. Empress Sissi came a second time in 1889. In 1899 Baron Friedrich von Deuster let add a hall in neo-rococo style. After the two World Wars Trauttmansdorff Castle dilapidated noticeably until it was renovated from 2000 until 2003.

Nowadays, Trauttmansdorff Castle houses the South Tyrolean Museum of Tourism, also known as Touriseum, the first museum of tourism in the Alpine area. Here you are introduced to the historical development of tourism in this region in a truly stimulating and entertaining manner. Trauttmansdorff Castle is owned by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

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Opening times

  • Wed 29 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 30 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 31 May 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 01 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 02 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Mon 03 Jun 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 04 Jun 09:00 - 19:00

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Spring 2024 (29/03/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 19:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:00 - 19:00

Reduced opening 2024 (07/06/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 19:00

Reduced opening 2024 (31/07/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Reduced opening - Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 15/10/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 19:00

October 2024 (16/10/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

November 2024 (01/11/2024 - 15/11/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

admission to the Botanic Gardens and the Touriseum:
€ 16.00 adults
€ 14.00 seniors 65+
€ 13.00 children and young people (6-17 years)
€ 13.00 students (up to 28 years)
€ 13.00 people with disabilities
€ 13.00 groups (15 and more persons)

€ 20.00 family ticket (1 adult with children)
€ 36.00 family ticket (2 adults with children)

€ 9.00 summer evening ticket (June, July and August every Friday from 6 pm)
€ 9.00 late autumn ticket (November - free under 18 years)

free for children under 6 years

€ 5.00 parking space (full day)

More information

The restaurant, the Palm Café and the shop have the same opening times. Reduced opening hours during the concert evenings in summer (June 7, July 31 and August 15).

Animals of every type and size are not allowed, neither in transport boxes or bags. Castle and Botanic Gardens stay open from the end of March till mid-November, daily from 9 am on.

Season start 2024 on March 29.

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