Castel Trauttmansdorff

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Merano (Meran) , Italy
Via San Valentino 51a
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garden & museum adult/reduced €12/10
Opening hours
9am-7pm Apr-Nov, to 11pm Fri Jun-Aug
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You could give an entire day to these beautiful botanical gardens a little outside Merano. Exotic cacti and palms, fruit trees and vines, beds of lilies, irises and tulips all cascade down the hillside surrounding a mid-19th-century castle where Sissi – Empress Elisabeth – spent the odd summer. Inside, Touriseum charts two centuries of travel in the region, exploring the changing nature of our yearning for the mountains. There's a restaurant and a cafe by the lily pond.