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Coira Castle

Coira Castle in the Val Venosta valley is composed of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architectural elements.

One of the best preserved castles of South Tyrol rises at the entrance of the Val di Mazia valley at Sluderno and is called Coira Castle - "Churburg" in German, "Castel Coira" in Italian. In 1259, this building was mentioned for the first time as "Curberch" in a document of Archbishop Heinrich von Monfort, which had the castle built around 1250. However, already in 1297 the castle passed to the Lords of Mazia, which were in constant feud with the prince-bishopric of Chur. At the beginning of the 16th century, after the death of the last representative of the Lords of Mazia, the castle again changed hands and passed on to the Counts of Trapp which still own it today.

The most ancient nucleus of the Romanesque period is represented by the donjon, the great hall and the circular wall. Up until the 16th century the castle was able to preserve its Mediaeval appearance. Only when it passed into the hands of the Counts of Trapp, substantial renovations and extensions were made. In the course of this period, residential buildings, Zwinger palaces, chapels, bays and garden terraces in gothic style were annexed. Only in the second half of the 16th century the castle was converted into a Renaissance castle.

Today the castle, which has never been destroyed, offers a rich variety of well-furbished rooms. Particularly interesting for those who love arts are the Madonna sculpture, the funeral shields in the castle chapel and the decorated arcades with Renaissance vault made of the typical marble of Lasa in the Val Venosta valley. Moreover Coira Castle offers the largest private armory worldwide, including an almost complete collection of armaments for the entire castle crew with more than 50 suits of armour, thrustings and swords. And how to reach Coira Castle? From the parking space in Sluderno, beneath the castle, a short path leads up to the complex.

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Opening times

  • Sun 05 Feb closed
  • Mon 06 Feb closed
  • Tue 07 Feb closed
  • Wed 08 Feb closed
  • Thu 09 Feb closed
  • Fri 10 Feb closed
  • Sat 11 Feb closed

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Guided castle tours - spring 2023 (03/21/2023 - 06/11/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:30

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 10:00 - 16:30

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) closed

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 10:00 - 16:30

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) closed

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) closed

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 10:00 - 16:30

Guided castle tours - summer 2023 (06/13/2023 - 09/10/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:30

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 16:30

Guided castle tours - autumn 2023 (09/12/2023 - 11/05/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:30
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:30

All Saints 2023 (11/01/2023) 10:00 - 16:30

Admission

guided castle tour:
€ 12.00 adults
€ 28.00 family ticket (adults with children under 18 years)

groups (per person):
€ 10.00 travel groups (15 and more persons)
€ 7.00 groups of students
€ 5.00 school classes

More information

The castle is accessible only during a guided tour: tour dates on request (in German and Italian language). Reservation by phone recommended, online tickets available from the 1st of February.

Season closure in winter (early November to the end of March).

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