Pustertal schloss welspberg
Pustertal schloss welspberg

Monguelfo Castle

At the entrance of the Val Casies valley there is the oldest castle of upper part of the Val Pusteria: Monguelfo Castle

Monguelfo Castle - "Schloss Welsperg" in German, "Castel Monguelfo" in Italian - is located above the eponymous village and is undoubtedly a particular castle complex, known as "core castle". One of the oldest parts is the high donjon dating back to 1126 AD. The brothers Schwikher and Otto von Welsperg had this castle built - the Lords of Welsperg were one of the most significant noble families of Tyrol. Due to their smart commercial activity and administrative work as well as their wedding politics, they built up a fortune and increased their importance.

For this reason, in 1359 Georg of Welsperg purchased the castle on the opposite, Torre Castle - "Burg Thurn" in German. Consequently both castles were in possession of the Lords of Welsperg. In the 15th and 16th century, Monguelfo Castle near the homonymous village was considerably enlarged and reconstructed. In 1765 there was a fire which destroyed parts of the castle complex.

Despite of the fact that there were renovation works, the castle started decaying and has no longer been inhabited. Today, under administration of the "Kuratorium Schloss Welsperg", it is venue for concerts and festivities, but it remains the private property of the Counts of Thun-Hohenstein-Welsperg. The complex is also open to the public - several exhibitions are dedicated to South Tyrolean artists. And how to reach it? It can be reached in a 10-minute walk. The 2.5 km long Castle Path leads from the village centre past the castle. The extended version, the 6 km long "Big Castle Round", however, takes you also past the above mentioned Torre Castle Ruin.

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Opening times

  • Fri 23 Feb closed
  • Sat 24 Feb closed
  • Sun 25 Feb closed
  • Mon 26 Feb closed
  • Tue 27 Feb closed
  • Wed 28 Feb closed
  • Thu 29 Feb closed

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Whitsun 2024 (18/05/2024 - 20/05/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 14:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 14:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 14:00

Summer start 2024 (01/06/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 14:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sun closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Additional closure 2024 (15/06/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 01/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Autumn start 2024 (02/09/2024 - 13/09/2024)

  • Mon 13:30 - 16:00
  • Tue 13:30 - 16:00
  • Wed 13:30 - 16:00
  • Thu 13:30 - 16:00
  • Fri 13:30 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Autumn 2024 (19/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 13:30 - 16:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 3.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 3.00 seniors 65+

free for children under 6 years

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Monguelfo Castle stays open from Whitsun to early November, season start 2024 on May 18.

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