Castel Tures

This striking castle complex rises above Campo Tures at the entrance to Valle Aurina.

Castel Tures perfectly fits the scenery in which it is located, as the high mountains of the valley serve as background. It rises on a natural elevation belonging to Acereto (municipality of Valle Aurina) at 957 m asl. In succession of “Castel Tobel” in 1100 AD, Castel Tures has been mentioned for the first time in 1225. In the first half of the 14th century the Lords of Tures were in possession of the castle, but when the last member of the family died in 1349 the castle continually deteriorated. The Romanic part of the castle - the donjon, the residential tower with double arched windows and the chapel - dates back to this time.

Only under the Dukes of Austria, the castle has been expanded in the 15th century. Buildings such as the lavatorium, drawbridges and wall walks were added. Ludwig Lobmayr renovated the castle for the first time in the early 20th century. In 1945, however, Hieronymus Gassner provided for maintenance works.

Today the South Tyrolean Castle Institute (Südtiroler Burgeninstitut), founded in 1963, is in possession of Castle Tures. For the most part the castle is open to the public. The furniture in the 64 rooms is near-completely intact and old tiled stoves heat the residential rooms. Pine panelling, frescos by Friedrich Pacher in the chapel, armoires dating back to different eras, armaments and a huge library provide a special insight into the history of the castle.

Summer opening hours:
from June 2 to July 8 and from September 1 to November 1, 2017:
guided tours daily at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3.15 pm and 4.30 pm (German language)
high summer (from July 9 to August 31, 2017):
guided tours daily at 10 am, 11.10 am, 12.15 am, 1.15 pm, 2 pm, 3.15 pm and 4.30 pm (German language)
Tuesdays and Thursdays guided night tour at 9 pm

Winter opening hours:
from December 4, 2016, to June 1, 2017
guided tours daily at 10 am and 3 pm (German language)
closed: Christmas (Dec 24 - 25), on New Year’s day open only in the afternoon

Admission:
Exterior:
3.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
5.00 Euros (May 1 - Nov 1, 2017, with exhibition)
2.50 Euros (children and young people from 6 to 14 years, students, seniors over 65)
3.00 Euros (May 1 - Nov 1, 2017, with exhibition)

Guided visit, interior:
8.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
10.00 Euros (May 1 - Nov 1, 2017, with exhibition)
5.00 Euros (students, seniors over 65)
7.00 Euros (May 1 - Nov 1, 2017, with exhibition)
3.00 Euros (children and young people from 6 to 14 years)
5.00 Euros (May 1 - Nov 1, 2017, with exhibition)

family ticket available
family reduction: free for every 3rd child
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0474 678053, taufers@burgeninstitut.com

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