RS schloss maretsch bozen castel mareccio
RS schloss maretsch bozen castel mareccio

Castel Mareccio

Close to the centre of the historic town of Bolzano and nevertheless in the heart of nature, there is Castel Mareccio.

Surrounded by a wide vineyard and a great panorama on Mt. Catinaccio, Castel Mareccio is located in the centre of Bolzano (Bozen), more precisely close to the Lungotalvera Promenade and the Talvera Meadows. The castle dates back to the 12th century. Its oldest tower was built in 1194 AD by Berthold von Maretsch - according to documents he was a commissary of the Lords of Tyrol and lawyer in Bolzano. First there was only the massive donjon, which can still be seen today.

In the 13th and 14th century, different owners kept amplifying the castle. Also the defensive corridor and the crenellations date back to those times. In 1477, Sigmund Römer purchased Castel Mareccio. The Römer family started rebuilding it, changing the Mediaeval complex into a Renaissance building. Four round towers were added in the course of these works which lasted for several decades. Also frescoes were commissioned, illustrating philosophers of those days.

In the Eighties, the building was restored but is no longer inhabited. Nowadays, Castel Mareccio - "Schloss Maretsch" in German - is merely venue for fairs, concerts, weddings and various other events such as the highly traditional "Bolzano Wine Tasting" in spring. And how to reach Castel Mareccio? From the historic town of Bolzano, capital city of the province of South Tyrol, or Piazza della Vittoria square (parking space) it is accessible within a few minutes' walk.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 25 Nov closed
  • Thu 26 Nov closed
  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Full timetables
Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 11/30/2020)

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

"The Medici of Tyrol" exhibition - summer (06/01/2020 - 09/25/2020)

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

"The Medici of Tyrol" exhibition - autumn (09/28/2020 - 10/22/2020)

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

"The Medici of Tyrol" exhibition - special opening (10/29/2020 - 10/30/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:30
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 5.00 per person

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!

Close

Suggested accommodations

  1. Parkhotel Luna Mondschein
    Parkhotel Luna Mondschein
    Hotel

    Parkhotel Luna Mondschein

Tips and more infos