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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

  • Sat 04 Feb closed
  • Sun 05 Feb closed
  • Mon 06 Feb closed
  • Tue 07 Feb closed
  • Wed 08 Feb closed
  • Thu 09 Feb closed
  • Fri 10 Feb closed

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Spring 2023 (04/01/2023 - 05/31/2023)

  • 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 2023 (04/09/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Summer 2023 (06/01/2023 - 08/31/2023)

  • 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

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 09:00 - 23:00

Garden Nights: early closure (08/03/2023) 09:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 09:00 - 19:00

Garden Nights: early closure (08/24/2023) 09:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2023 (09/01/2023 - 10/15/2023)

  • 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 2023 (10/16/2023 - 10/31/2023)

  • 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 2023 (11/01/2023 - 11/15/2023)

  • 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 2023 (11/01/2023) 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 from 6 pm)
€ 9.00 late autumn ticket (November - free under 18 years)

free for children under 6 years

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Gardens and Touriseum stay closed in winter, the summer season 2023 will start on April 1.

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