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Presule Castle

The present Gothic form of Presule Castle, built by the Lords of Fiè, dates back to the times of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Presule Castle - "Schloss Prösels" in German, "Castel Presule" in Italian - is located in a delightful landscape in Presule which belongs to the municipality of Fiè allo Sciliar. The medieval castle was mentioned for the first time in a document dating back to 1279 as "Castrum Presile". However, the castle is supposed to be constructed already around 1200 AD by the Lords of Fié, but it was established as it appears today only in the 16th century. More precisely, the old castle was transformed into a majestic Gothic building by Leonard of Fiè, the castellan of Tyrol, in 1517 (proved by an inscription on the castle gate). Until his decease in 1530, he also lived in the castle.

About 500 years ago, the castle was the scene of witch trials - the actual burning place, however, is still unknown. In the following centuries, the building changed hands 14 times. After the death of the last lord, the board of trustees "Kuratorium Schloss Prösels GmbH" purchased the castle and is still in its possession. After having been restaured, it reopened its gates in 1982 and was made open for public. Not only guided tours are offered, but the wonderful ambience of Presule Castle is also venue for concerts, exhibitions and theatre performances.

Worthwhile is the collection of arms, most of which date back to the 19th century, but some are also from the period of Leonard of Fiè. Also parts of the Oswald von Wolkenstein Ride take place in the castle courtyard. Every year in late spring, this medieval festival attracts a large number of visitors to Fiè allo Sciliar. Recently, the castle offers also guided visits during winter months. And how to reach Presule Castle? The number 176 bus (Siusi - Fiè allo Sciliar) takes you to the castle complex. By foot, a 2-hour walk leads from Fiè allo Sciliar via the hamlet Umes to Presule.

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Opening times

  • Sun 03 Jul 11:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 04 Jul 11:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 05 Jul 11:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 06 Jul 11:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 07 Jul 11:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 08 Jul 11:00 - 17:30
  • Sat 09 Jul closed

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Full timetables
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Guided castle tours - May 2022 (05/01/2022 - 05/31/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 11:00 - 16:00

Guided castle tours - June 2022 (06/01/2022 - 06/30/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 11:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 11:00 - 17:00

Guided castle tours - summer 2022 (07/01/2022 - 08/31/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 11:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 11:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 11:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 11:00 - 17:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 11:00 - 17:30

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 11:00 - 17:30

Guided castle tours - September 2022 (09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Guided castle tours - October 2022 (10/02/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Admission

guided castle tour:
€ 9.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 6.00 groups (more than 20 persons)
€ 5.00 children (6-14 years)

free for children under 6 years

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The castle is accessible only during a guided tour, here are the dates:
May and October at 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
June and September at 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
July and August at 11 am, noon time, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm

Guided tour in German and/or Italian language, audio guide in English.

Presule Castle offers guided tours also in winter.

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