Castles & mansions

Some 800 castles and mansions are spread all over South Tyrol.

Only a stone’s throw from Bolzano, there is the European area featuring the most castles: some 200 historical buildings such as castles and residences argue the turbulent history of the area.

However, also in the rest of the country there are a range of castles and mansions which are worthwhile and ready to be explored. The majestic towers of the castles, historical walls with guard’s walkways and also their chapels invite you to make a journey back to Middle Ages.

  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, on a rock spur, there is Castel Tasso (Reifenstein,…
  4. Castel Tures

    Castel Tures

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


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

    Castel Rafenstein

    The romantic ruin of Castel Rafenstein rises high above the city of Bolzano at the…
  7. Castel Coira

    Castel Coira

    Castel Coira, located in Val Venosta, is composed of Romanesque, Gothic and…
  8. Ćiastel de Tor

    Ćiastel de Tor

    The antique castle Ćiastel de Tor of San Martino in Badia is venue for the Ladin Museum.
  9. Fortezza Fortress

    Fortezza Fortress

    The impressive fortification in Valle Isarco dates back to the 19th century and was…
  10. Castel Salorno

    Castel Salorno

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

    Castel Flavon

    The mighty Castel Flavon (Haselburg, in German) looks down on the rooftops of Bolzano.
  12. 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…
  13. Castel Neuhaus

    Castel Neuhaus

    The ruins of Castel Neuhaus, also known as “Maultasch Castle”, are located above Terlano.
  14. Castel Brunico MMM

    Castel Brunico MMM

    Brunico Castle is located on an easily accessible hill above the city of Brunico…
  15. Castel Juval MMM

    Castel Juval MMM

    Castel Juval enthrones the entrance to the Val Senales as well as the village of…
  16. Castelbello Castle

    Castelbello Castle

    The medieval castle complex of Castelbello Castle in the Val Venosta is enthroned…
  17. Castel Mareccio

    Castel Mareccio

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

    Castel Moos-Schulthaus

    In Appiano, in the building of Castel Moos, there is the museum for Mediaeval…
  19. Castel Presule

    Castel Presule

    The impressive Castel Presule was built in the time of Maximilan by the Lords of Fiè.
  20. Castel Rametz

    Castel Rametz

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

    Castel Rodengo

    The fortified castle located high above the gorge of the Rienza river in Rodengo,…
  22. Castel Roncolo

    Castel Roncolo

    Castel Rondolo, which is an exemplary castle complex, rises on a porphyry rock high…
  23. Castel Scena

    Castel Scena

    The history of Castel Scena in the homonymous village dates back to the 14th century.
  24. Castel Firmiano MMM

    Castel Firmiano MMM

    Castel Firmiano with its MMM Firmian is the seat of the museum project “Messner…
  25. Castel Tyrol

    Castel Tyrol

    The family seat of the Lords of Tyrol hosts the South Tyrolean Cultural History Museum.
  26. Castel Trauttmansdorff

    Castel Trauttmansdorff

    In the heart of the Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff, the homonymous castle sits…
  27. Castel Velturno

    Castel Velturno

    In Castel Velturno in Valle Isarco there is the Velturno Museum of Local History,…
  28. Castel Monguelfo

    Castel Monguelfo

    Castel Monguelfo is not only a particular castle complex, but also the oldest…
  29. Castel Boymont

    Castel Boymont

    Above the village of Missiano, which belongs to the municipality of Appiano, the…
  30. Castel Trostburg

    Castel Trostburg

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

Suggested accommodations

  1. Schlosshotel Aehrental

    Schlosshotel Aehrental

  2. Gurtenhof estate

    Gurtenhof estate

  3. Hotel Castle Englar

    Hotel Castle Englar

  4. Hotel Ansitz Tschindlhof

    Hotel Ansitz Tschindlhof

  5. Hotel Castle Sonnenburg

    Hotel Castle Sonnenburg

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