schloss kastelbell burg
schloss kastelbell burg

Castelbello Castle

Castelbello Castle in the Val Venosta valley is enthroned on a massive rock above the eponymous village.

On a rock spur on the left side of the Adige river, just above the main road which proceeds through the Val Venosta valley, Castelbello Castle is located in the municipal area of Castelbello-Ciardes. The castle was built in the 12th century by the Lords of Montalban, soon after it passed into the possession of the Earls of Tyrol. In 1531, the castle was passed to the Earls of Hendl as a fief and stayed in their possession until the 20th century.

The castle burnt down in 1825 but was completely rebuilt. In 1949, Castelbello Castle - "Schloss Kastelbell" in German, "Castello di Castelbello" in Italian - was taken over by the state and in 2008 it was conveyed to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. Nowadays, guided tours and exhibitions are offered in the restored castle. Besides a varying spring and autumn exhibition, also the permanent exhibition "Via Claudia Augusta" is housed there.

Furthermore, the castle is setting for cultural events, like an organ festival, the event "Feel the Castle" and concerts in its courtyard. And how to reach it? From the west, it is accessible in a short walk via a rocky crest - parking spaces can be found in the village centre or at the train station.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Thu 07 Jul 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 08 Jul 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 09 Jul 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10 Jul 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon 11 Jul closed
  • Tue 12 Jul 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 13 Jul 10:00 - 16:00

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Spring exhibition: Hans Ebensperger (05/01/2022 - 06/26/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 11:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 11:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 11:00 - 18:00

Guided castle tours - season 2022 (07/05/2022 - 09/11/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Autumn exhibition: Bruno Ritter (09/18/2022 - 10/30/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Admission

guided castle tour:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 students (from 14 years on)
€ 5.00 seniors 65+, people with disabilities

spring or autumn exhibition:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 students (from 14 years on)
€ 5.00 seniors 65+, people with disabilities

free for children under 14 years
10% reduction for groups

More information

The spring and autumn exhibition can be visited without guide, the castle is accessible only during a guided tour: July 5 to September 11, 2022, Tuesday to Sunday at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm.

Spring exhibition: Hans Ebensperger from Prato allo Stelvio in the Val Venosta valley (May - June), autumn exhibition: Bruno Ritter from the Swiss Canton of the Grisons (September - October).

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