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waalwege schluderns vinschgau blick churburg

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 above Sluderno village and is called Coira Castle - "Churburg" in German, "Castel Coira" in Italian. In 1259, it 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. In the second half of the 16th century, it was converted into a Renaissance castle. Today Coira 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, it 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, a short path leads up to the complex. Every year in August, the Medieval Knight Games South Tyrol take place on the meadow beneath the village, with wonderful view on the castle. Also some beautiful hikes start here, such as the one leading to the Edelweiss Path and the tour along the Sluderno Waalwege paths.

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Opening times

  • Tue 28 May 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wed 29 May 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 30 May 10:00 - 16:30
  • Fri 31 May 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 01 Jun 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 02 Jun 10:00 - 16:30
  • Mon 03 Jun closed

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Guided castle tours - spring 2024 (20/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 16:30

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 16:30

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 16:30

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 16:30

Guided castle tours - summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 16:30

Guided castle tours - autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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

Admission

single admission:
€ 14.00 adults
€ 32.00 family ticket (adults with children under 18 years)

free for children under 6 years

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

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Coira Castle is accessible only during a guided tour (50-60 minutes, in German or Italian language).

The castle stays open from mid-March to the end of October, season start 2024 on March 20.

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