A wide range of distinct experiences await visitors at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

The Bamboo Forest
There are over forty types of short, medium and tall bamboo trees in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Here, visitors will also notice various examples of how this very versatile material is used.

Multimedia Show and the Grotto of the Valle delle felci (Fern Valley)
This multimedia show impressively discusses the origin of life. Living fossils including the Wollemnia nobilis, a sensational conifer that was previously believed extinct, can be found in the Grotto of the Fern Valley.

The Aviary
The aviary in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle houses many colourful parrots and exotic birds. Here visitors are treated to a breathtaking view over the gardens of Merano and the surrounding mountains.

The Forbidden Garden
A small and mysterious garden sits next to the Trauttmansdorff Castle, where visitors will find bizarre sculptures, medicinal plants and witches’ herbs.

The Sounding Stone

This rock has round openings that reveal a secret echo.

Matteo Thun’s Binocular
Matteo Thun designed this platform where a set of binoculars gives visitors a breathtaking view of Merano, the valley and the mountain setting.

The Innsbruck Alpine Zoo Showcase

A showcase containing a Coluber of Aesculapius specimen in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle gives visitors a small taste of the wildlife housed at the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo.

Bee Hive
A hive large enough to walk through enables visitors to learn about the arduous task of harvesting honey.

The Dragonfly Clock

The dragonfly clock provides information on the biodiversity of these insects, their size and flight patterns.

The Adventure Bridge through the Alluvial Forest

This swinging suspension bridge through a swampy forest is great fun for the whole family.

The Geological Mosaic
A mosaic tile thoroughfare illustrates the world of rocks in North and South Tyrol and Trentino.

Garden Fauna

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle do not house only numerous exotic plants but also various animals including rabbits, finches, peacocks, Zackel sheep, snakes, Mandarin ducks, Japanese koi and many others.

The Sissi Road
The Sissi Road crosses the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. This is a European cultural route featuring castles and cities that played an important role at the time of the Empress Elizabeth.

7,000 Year Old Grape Seed from Georgia

Next to the South Tyrolean vineyards in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, a grape seed dating back 2,400 years is on display, as well as a golden replica of a 7,000 year old grape seed from Georgia. The replica was a gift from Georgia, one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world, to South Tyrol, the oldest wine producing area in the German language region.