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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, the castle of Castelbello is located in the municipal area of Castelbello-Ciardes. It 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, it 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. On two wheels, you may reach it on the Val Venosta Cycle Path, on foot, however, on the Via Vinum Venostis wine trail or on the hike along the Latschander Waalweg path.

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Opening times

  • Wed 29 May 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 01 Jun 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 02 Jun 11:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 03 Jun closed
  • Tue 04 Jun 14:00 - 18:00

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Full timetables
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Spring exhibition: Cornelia Lochmann (28/04/2024 - 23/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (01/05/2024) 11:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 11:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 11:00 - 18:00

Summer closure 2024 (24/06/2024 - 01/07/2024)

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

Guided castle tours - summer 2024 (02/07/2024 - 01/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 11:00 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 11:00 14:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 11:00 14:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 11:00 14:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 11:00 14:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 11:00 14:00 - 15:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 11:00 14:00 - 15:00

Autumn closure 2024 (02/09/2024 - 07/09/2024)

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

Autumn exhibition: Maria Lassnig (08/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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:
€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.00 students (from 14 years)
€ 5.00 seniors 65+
€ 5.00 people with disabilities

spring or autumn exhibition:
€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.00 students (from 14 years)
€ 5.00 seniors 65+
€ 5.00 people with disabilities

free for children under 14 years
10% discount for groups

More information

The spring exhibition and the autumn exhibition are accessible without guide, the castle, however, is accessible only during a guided tour: Tours are offered from early July to early September, daily except on Mondays at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm (in German/Italian language).

Castelbello Castle stays open from April to the end of October, season start 2024 on April 28 with the inauguration of the spring exhibition of the painter Cornelia Lochmann. The autumn exhibition is dedicated to the Austrian painter, graphic designer and media artist Maria Lassnig (1919-2014).

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