Castel Moos-Schulthaus

In Appiano, in the building of Castel Moos, there is the museum for Mediaeval culture of living.

Castel Moos-Schulthaus is one of the historical buildings in Appiano, the region of castles and manors. The complex is composed of several residential and farm buildings and combines Castel Moos with the Schulthaus Residence. The history of both, once in separated ownership, dates back to the 14th century. In 1958 the merchant Walther Amonn from Bolzano purchased the castle and had the residence restored. In the course of these works, whitewashed frescoes of the period around 1470/75 AD were discovered. Since 2013 Castel Moos-Schulthaus is administered by the South Tyrolean Castle Institute (Südtiroler Burgeninstitut), which is also responsible for Castel Trostburg at Ponte Gardena and Castel Tures.

Today Castel Moos-Schulthaus is located in a rather hidden position above Castel Ganda in Appiano Monte, in the west of the Gleif Church, and is an ideal walking destination. In 1985 a museum dedicated to the Mediaeval culture of living was inaugurated, providing an interesting insight into the life of a bygone era. You can e.g. see a well-preserved Mediaeval kitchen, a Gothic stube and ancient furniture. The museum also displays a collection of paintings of Tyrolean artists of the first half of the 20th century.

One of the peculiarities of the museum are its illustrations. In the fresco “War of cats and mice”, the mice come out on top. Moreover there are illustrations of hunting scenes and a tree of wonders. Part of the complex is also a church, transformed into a residential building in the 19th century.

Opening hours - museum:
from Easter to October 2017
only guided visits
guided tours from Tuesday to Saturday at 10 am, 11 am, 3 pm and 4 pm
closed on Sundays and Mondays

Admission - museum:
7.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
5.00 Euros (children from 6 to 12 years, students, seniors over 65)
family ticket available (15.00 Euros)
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0471 660139, moos@burgeninstitut.com

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