GARDENS

 
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The city is charming thanks to its breathtaking views and natural beauties. A unique sight that gives you a sense of peace and wellness. Meran gardens make your experience of travel particularly unique: here the work of men and the creating strength of nature merge into ideal perfection that tells the history and culture of the city. Castel Trauttmansdorff gardens are the most famous both for their extent (12 hectares) and their history that is tightly connected to the beloved Princess Sissi who enjoyed them so much that she stayed here for seven months.

The garden is also a botanical garden where you can see more than eighty botanical environments with trees, flowers and plants from all over the world.

Among the numerous species, there are very rare specimens: the oldest vine of the world, a 700-years-old olive and some ‘living fossils’ such as Ginkgo biloba, Metasequoia glyptostroboides and Wollemia nobilis (first showed to the public in Italy in 2006).

This plant for a very long time was presumed extinct, but it was discovered in Australia in 1994 and since then included in a propagation programme. Moreover, the gardens offer multisensory experiences thanks to various natural attractions: the sound of the wood, the sight of the dragonfly clock, the geological mosaic, the glasshouse and the magical echo of the rocks.

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