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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.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Sun 01 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon 02 Aug closed
  • Tue 03 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 04 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 05 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 06 Aug 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 07 Aug 10:00 - 16:00

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May - June 2021 (05/22/2021 - 06/27/2021)

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

Summer 2021 (06/29/2021 - 09/19/2021)

  • 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

Admission

€ 10.00 adults
€ 26.00 families (parents with children under 18 years)
free admission for children under 6 years

€ 8.00 adults groups (15 and more persons)
€ 4.00 scholars groups

More information

The castle is accessible only during a guided tour: guided tours in German language at 10.30 am, noon time, 2 pm and 3.30 pm - in Italian language at 10 am, 11.30 am, 2.30 pm and 4 pm.

Reservation recommended.

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