Trauttmansdorff Castle, where Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) would come in holiday, now houses the Touriseum, the first museum in the Alps comprehensively and exclusively dedicated to the history of tourism. Among the highlights of the museum are the circuit „250 Years of Tourism in Tyrol“ and the permanent exhibition "Head for the hills!". For the 2017 temporary exhibition, the route to the courtyard of Trauttmansdorff Castle has been arranged as an alpine road with hairpin bends, ramps and panoramic spots. On the way up along the road the guests shall find eight famous South Tyrolean passes, discovering interesting stories and curious objects about them.
2017 opening hours (latest admittance to the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle an hour before closing time):
* On the evenings of the “World Music Festival” concerts the closing time is at 5 p.m; admittance after that only with concert tickets.
2017 admission prices (The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle & Touriseum):
You can reach Merano by car: from the north Munich – Rosenheim – Kufstein (A12 Inntal Freeway, obligatory toll) – Innsbruck (A13 Brenner Freeway, obligatory toll) – Brenner (A22 Brenner Freeway, obligatory toll) – Bolzano (Exit Bolzano South) – Merano (MEBO-Highway) Munich – Garmisch – Innsbruck – Brenner (A22 Brenner Freeway, obligatory toll) – Bolzano (Exit Bolzano South) – Merano (MEBO-Highway) Alternative: Brenner – Vipiteno – Passo Giovo – Val Passiria – Merano Ötztal – Passo Rombo – Val Passiria – Merano from the west Ulm – Kempten – Füssen – Fernpass – Imst – Landeck – Passo Resia (State Road 40 + 38) – Merano Bregenz – Feldkirch – Arlberg – Landeck – Passo Resia (State Road 40 + 38) – Merano St. Moritz – Ofenpass – Münster – Taufers in Muenster – Glorenza – Merano Zurich – Landquart – Klosters – Vereinatunnel – Zernez – Ofenpass – Münster – Taufers in Münster – Glorenza – Merano from the east Lienz – Innichen – Val Pusteria (State Road 49) – (A22 Brenner Freeway, obligatory toll) Bolzano – Merano (MEBO-Highway) – Merano.