Tschars Schnalser Waalweg Schloss Juval
Tschars Schnalser Waalweg Schloss Juval

Juval Castle MMM

The medieval castle complex with its MMM Juval enthrones the entrance to the Val Senales valley

Above Naturno, in the hamlet of Juval belonging to the municipality of Castelbello-Ciardes, there's a mighty castle complex. In all probability Juval Castle - "Schloss Juval" in German, "Castel Juval" in Italian - was built around 1250 AD and owes its name to the Latin term "iuvalis" (mountain pass). It was mentioned for the first time in documents in 1278 when it was owned by Hugo von Montalban. In the 14th century, the castle belonged to the possession of the Lords of Starkenberg. As the castle repeatedly changed hands in the course of time, it started deteriorating.

In 1913, the Dutchman William Rowland purchased the ruin and refurbished it under the direction of the architect Adalbert Wietek from Merano. In 1983, however, the South Tyrolean alpinist Reinhold Messner acquired the castle and restored it in a substantial manner. Since then, Juval Castle is a museum, vineyard, biologic farm and a so-called "Buschenschank" tavern, all in one.

Since 1995 it has been made open to the public. MMM Juval "Myth of the mountain", that's how the museum in the castle, which is integrated into the project "Messner Mountain Museum", is called. The museum includes the largest tibetica collection worldwide, a mask collection of five continents, as well as mountain photos exhibited at more floors. And how to reach Juval Castle? From the Juval parking space by a shuttle service, or on foot on the hike along the Waalweg path to Juval Castle or on the Via Vinum Venostis, the wine trail in the Val Venosta between Laces and Juval.

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Opening times

  • Tue 21 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 22 May closed
  • Thu 23 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 24 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 25 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 26 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 27 May 10:00 - 17:00

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MMM Juval - spring 2024 (24/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

MMM Juval - summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

MMM Juval - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

MMM Juval:
€ 14.00 adults
€ 12.00 students
€ 12.00 seniors 65+
€ 12.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 12.00 people with disabilities
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 32.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 18.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

free for children under 6 years
free with the museumobil Card

MMM Tour-Ticket - one visit each to the 6 MMM:
€ 55.00 adults
€ 45.00 students
€ 45.00 seniors 65+
€ 45.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 45.00 people with disabilities
€ 25.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 125.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 65.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

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Castle and museum stay open every year from the end of March to early November.

Season start 2024 on March 24.

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