Castel Presule

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

Castel Presule is located in a delightful landscape, slightly before reaching the village Fiè allo Sciliar. The Mediaeval castle has been mentioned for the first time in a document dating back to 1279 as “Castrum Presile”. However, the castle is supposed to be constructed around 1200 by the Lords of Fié, but it was established as it appears today only in the 16th century. In those times the old castle was transformed into a majestic building by Leonard of Fiè (Leonhard von Völs), probably in 1517.

Until his decease in 1503, Leonard of Fiè, the castellan of Tyrol, lived in the castle. In the following centuries the building changed hands fourteen times. After the death of the last lord, the “Board of trustees Castel Presule” purchased the castle and is still in its possession. After having been restaured, it reopened its gates in 1982 and was made open for public. Not only guided tours are offered, but Castel Presule is also venue for concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances.

Worthwhile is the collection of arms, most of which date back to the 19th century, but some are also from the period of Leonard of Fiè. Also parts of the “Oswald von Wolkenstein horse tournament” take place in the castle courtyard. Every year this Mediaeval festival attracts a large number of visitors to Fiè allo Sciliar.

Opening hours:
from May 1 to October 31, 2017
guided visits from Sunday to Friday
May and October: at 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
June and September: at 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
July and August: at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
closed on Saturdays

Admission:
8.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
4.00 Euros (children and young people from 6 to 14 years)
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0471 601062, info@schloss-proesels.it

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