Castles & mansions

Some 800 castles and mansions are spread all over South Tyrol, near Bolzano there is even the European area featuring the most castles.

Some 200 historical buildings in the area of Appiano argue the turbulent history of the area. However, also in the rest of the country there are a range of castles, mansions and residences which are partly open to the public. The majestic donjons, the historical walls with its guard’s walkways and also the castle chapels invite you to make a journey back to Middle Ages…

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  1. Castel Fontana

    Castel Fontana

    At Castel Fontana there are an Agriculture Museum, several animals and the Ezra…
  2. Castel d’Appiano

    Castel d'Appiano

    Castel d’Appiano, one of the major castles of South Tyrol, is one of the…
  3. Castel Tasso

    Castel Tasso

    In the south-west of Vipiteno in the upper Valle Isarco valley, on a rock spur,…
  4. Castel Tures

    Castel Tures

    This striking castle complex which is open to the public rises above Campo Tures in…
  5. Castel Coira

    Castel Coira

    Castel Coira in the Val Venosta valley is composed of Romanesque, Gothic and…
  6. Ćiastel de Tor

    Ćiastel de Tor

    The antique Badia Castle known as Ćiastel de Tor is located in San Martino in Badia…
  7. Fortezza Fortress

    Fortezza Fortress

    The impressive fortification in the Valle Isarco valley, one of the most striking…
  8. Castel Salorno

    Castel Salorno

    Castel Salorno, also called Haderburg, is located in the most southern village of…
  9. Castel Flavon

    Castel Flavon

    The mighty Castel Flavon looks down from a rock spur on the rooftops of Bolzano.
  10. Prince’s Castle Merano

    Prince's Castle Merano

    The Prince’s Castle Merano in the centre of the spa town was the city residence of…
  11. Rio Pusteria Fortress

    Rio Pusteria Fortress

    At the entrance to the Val Pusteria valley, an ancient Habsburg customs and…
  12. Castel Boymont

    Castel Boymont

    Above the village of Missiano, which belongs to the municipality of Appiano, the…
  13. Castel Varco

    Castel Varco

    Above Vadena in southern South Tyrol, at the height of the Novale al Varco Mountain…
  14. Castelchiaro


    The ruin of Castelchiaro, or Castel Leuchtenburg, seems to mount guard over Lake Caldaro.
  15. Castel Casanova

    Castel Casanova

    The ruins of Castel Casanova, also known as Maultasch Castle, are located above…
  16. Castel Rafenstein

    Castel Rafenstein

    The romantic ruin of Castel Rafenstein rises high above the city of Bolzano at the…
  17. Castel Brunico MMM

    Castel Brunico MMM

    Brunico Castle is located on an easily accessible hill above the eponymous town in…
  18. Castel Ganda

    Castel Ganda

    The splendidly furnished Castel Ganda near Appiano offers a wonderful ambience for…
  19. Castel Juval MMM

    Castel Juval MMM

    The medieval castle complex with its MMM Juval enthrones the entrance to the Val…
  20. Castelbello Castle

    Castelbello Castle

    Castelbello Castle in the Val Venosta valley is enthroned on a massive rock above…
  21. Castel Mareccio

    Castel Mareccio

    Close to the centre of the historic town of Bolzano and nevertheless in the heart…
  22. Castel Moos-Schulthaus

    Castel Moos-Schulthaus

    In Appiano, in the building of Castel Moos, there is the Museum for Medieval…
  23. Castel Presule

    Castel Presule

    The present Gothic form of Castel Presule, built by the Lords of Fiè, dates back to…
  24. Castel Rametz

    Castel Rametz

    The private museum at Castel Rametz in the spa town of Merano makes you learn more…
  25. Castel Rodengo

    Castel Rodengo

    The fortified castle, located high above the Rienza Gorge in Rodengo, captivates…
  26. Castel Roncolo

    Castel Roncolo

    Castel Rondolo, which is also known as “Painted Castle”, rises on a porphyry rock…
  27. Castel Scena

    Castel Scena

    The history of Castel Scena - or Castel Schenna - in the eponymous village dates…
  28. Castel Firmiano MMM

    Castel Firmiano MMM

    The mighty Castel Firmiano, located between Bolzano and Appiano, houses the MMM…
  29. Castel Tyrol

    Castel Tyrol

    Nowadays, the family seat of the Lords of Tyrol hosts the South Tyrolean Cultural…
  30. Castel Trauttmansdorff

    Castel Trauttmansdorff

    Castel Trauttmansdorff is located on the outskirts of Merano, in the heart of the…
  31. Castel Velturno

    Castel Velturno

    The old chancellery of Castel Velturno in the Valle Isarco valley houses the Local…
  32. Castel Monguelfo

    Castel Monguelfo

    At the entrance of the Val Casies valley there is the oldest castle of upper part…
  33. Castel Trostburg

    Castel Trostburg

    The impressive Castel Trostburg at Ponte Gardena in the Valle Isarco valley hosts…

Suggested accommodations

  1. Schloss Hotel Korb

    Schloss Hotel Korb

  2. Schloss Plars Castle

    Schloss Plars Castle

  3. Schlosshotel Aehrental

    Schlosshotel Aehrental

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