The landscape of the Trauttmansdorff Castle is unique among botanical gardens. It extends over more than 100 metes in altitude-differential. Steep slopes and a natural, terraced amphitheater afford magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and the resort town of Meran/Merano. At the same time, you can gain a whole new perspective on the exotic world of Mediterranean horticulture.
In the 13th Century, the region of Tyrol acquired its name from Tirol Castle - the first construction phase of which dates back to the 11th Century. The historical artistic treasures which can be viewed here likewise date from that time. Two ornate marble portals and the chapel with its frescoes dating back to the 13th Century are well worth a visit. The Provincial Museum for Culture and Provincial History is also located here. The permanent exhibition is supplemented by special exhibitions changing annually.
Archeoparc Val Senales
Near the place where the remains of the Iceman "Ötzi" were discovered, about 30 km from Meran/Merano, visitors to the Archeoparc feel as though they have traveled back in time, to the Neolithic Age. Depending upon each visitor's personal preferences, he can choose a scientific/theoretical or a practical approach. That's because this first active museum of South Tyrol offers both information and an attractive open-air area with interactive exhibits.
Giardino Labirinto Kränzel
At the labyrinth garden of the Kränzel Estate in Tscherms near Meran/Merano, each visitor can select his or her own path: Fun, art, or wine – those are just some of the numerous options
Families with children who merely want to spend an entertaining day here can have just as much fun as epicures and gourmets. What a wonderful way to combine art and culture: Count Pfeil, the owner, serves unique wines he makes himself, and which can be enjoyed amidst elegant and tasteful surroundings.