schloss bruneck
schloss bruneck

Brunico Castle MMM

Brunico Castle is located on an easily accessible hill above the eponymous town in the Val Pusteria valley

The episcopal castle overtowers the roofs of the town of Brunico as if still today it had to mount guard on the inhabitants. Bishop Bruno von Kirchberg had Brunico Castle - "Schloss Bruneck" in German, "Castel Brunico" in Italian - constructed between 1251 and 1288 AD in order to have his territory in the Val Pusteria valley protected. At the same time he also started building a town at the foot of this mighty building, which owes its name to the castle. Already in the 14th century, it was enlarged by Bishop Albert von Enn, who also had a circular wall built round the fortress.

Under the rule of various other bishops the castle was repeatedly enlarged in the following centuries. Only the prince-bishop Christoph von Schroffenstein had the castle changed to a residence, giving it its present form. The late Gothic southern portal dating back to 1584, which once upon a time was only accessible via a drawbridge, represents the main entrance. Behind this gate a mighty donjon rises which is the most ancient part of the castle. Inside you can also see numerous coats of arms of the bishops who resided in Brunico Castle in the course of time.

However, great part of the frescoes is dulled and no longer recognizable. Nevertheless the special atmosphere and several events every year attract a large number of peope to the hill above the town at the Rienza river. In 2011, Reinhold Messner inaugurated here the MMM Ripa, a museum dedicated to mountain people. And how to reach Brunico Castle? At the castle hill there's a public parking space, from where the castle is accessible in a short walk.

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Opening times

  • Thu 20 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 24 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 25 Jun closed
  • Wed 26 Jun 10:00 - 18:00

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Spring closure 2024 (26/04/2024 - 11/05/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

MMM Ripa - spring 2024 (12/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

MMM Ripa - summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

MMM Ripa - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

MMM Ripa:
€ 14.00 adults
€ 12.00 students
€ 12.00 seniors 65+
€ 12.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 12.00 people with disabilities
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 32.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 18.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

free for children under 6 years
free with the museumobil Card

MMM Tour-Ticket - one visit each to the 6 MMM:
€ 55.00 adults
€ 45.00 students
€ 45.00 seniors 65+
€ 45.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 45.00 people with disabilities
€ 25.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 125.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 65.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

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Castle and museum stay open in summer and in winter, closed on Tuesdays.

Summer season start 2024 on May 12, winter season start 2024/25 in early December.

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