RS vinschgau winter bei kastelbell
RS vinschgau winter bei kastelbell

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 (Kastelbell-Tschars). 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, "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 Castelbello Castle? From the west, it is accessible in a short walk via a rocky crest - parking spaces can be found in the centre of Castelbello or at the train station.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed
  • Thu 03 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 11/30/2020)

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

Admission

admission to the spring or autumn exhibition:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 seniors 65+, students, young people (from 14 years on), people with disabilities
free admission under 14 years and for school classes

guided tours during summer months:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 seniors 65+, students, young people (from 14 years on), people with disabilities
free admission under 14 years and for school classes

10% reduction with the ValVenostaCard and for groups
50% reduction with the "Kulturpass"

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Guided tours at 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm.

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