Trauttmansdorff Castle, once known as Castel Neuberg, is an elegant and majestic dwelling that hosted Empress Elisabeth of Austria during her visit to Merano. The castle is known for being the location of the Touriseum and for the extraordinary beauty of its gardens.
The castle was built in the Middle Ages, which is proven by the ancient walls and the crypt. Towards the middle of the 19th century,
the Count of Styria Joseph von Trauttmansdorff restored it and transformed it into the first neogothic manor in Tyrol.
In 1899 Baron Friedrich von Deuster added a room in a neo rococo style and brought about important changes to the building.
Between 2002 and 2003 the wooden panels, the paintings, the external façade, the chapel, the crypt, the room in a neo rococo style and Empress Sissi's quarters were renovated.
In the Touriseums interior, which was opened in 2003, you become acquainted with the history of tourism in South Tyrol and Tyrol.
The museum which is located inside Trauttmansdorff Castle and within the splendid gardens with 12 hectares,
boasts the presence of over 80 different botanical garden landscapes.