Castelbello Castle

The medieval castle complex of Castelbello Castle in the Val Venosta is enthroned on a massive rock.

On a cliff on the left side of the Adige river, just above the road which proceeds through the Val Venosta, Castelbello Castle is located near the eponymous village. From the west, the castle is accessible via a rocky crest, parking spaces can be found in the centre of Castelbello or at the train station.

The castle was built in the 12th century by the Lords of Montalban, soon after Castelbello Castle 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) was taken over by the state and in 2008 it was conveyed to the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

Today 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. The castle is also setting for cultural events, like an organ playing festival, “Feel the castle” or concerts in the castle courtyard.

Opening hours:
from April 23 to October 31, 2017

spring exhibition: April 23 - June 18, 2017
from Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 6 pm
on Sundays and public holidays from 11 am to 6 pm
closed on Mondays

guided castle visits: June 27 - Sept 17, 2017
from Tuesday to Sunday at 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
closed on Mondays and on July 8 and 9, 2017

autumn exhibition: Sept 24 - Oct 31, 2017
from Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 6 pm
on Sundays and public holidays from 11 am to 6 pm
closed on Mondays

Admission:
6.00 Euros (adults), free for kids and young people under 14 years
5.00 Euros (young people from 14 years, students, seniors over 65)
reduction with the VenostaCard and the Kulturpass

Further information:
phone: +39 0473 624193, info@kastelbell-tschars.com

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