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Salurn Haderburg

Salorno Castle

Salorno Castle, also called Haderburg, is located in the most southern village of South Tyrol which is Salorno

Salorno Castle - "Haderburg" in German, "Castel Salorno" in Italian -, located on a soaring rock spur above the eponymous village of Salorno on the Wine Road, dates back to Medieval times. The castle marks the lingual border of German (or bilingual) and only Italian speaking inhabitants, and therefore of South Tyrol and the Trentino. The building is one of the most important monuments of South Tyrol. Salorno Castle was built by the Earls of Salorno in the 13th century.

Thereupon it repeatedly changed hands, first the castle was in possession of the Lords of Tyrol, in 1284 the castle was handed on to Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia. In the 14th century, the House of Habsburg owned the castle complex. In 1514, under the rule of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, the complex was enlarged and renewed. Several decades after, Salorno Castle lost its strategic significance and started to decay. Since 1648, however, the castle is owned by the Venetian Earls Zenobio-Albrizzi and their descendants. Still today, Salorno Castle is a really impressive complex.

It is not inhabited. The current owner, baron Ernesto Rubin de Cervin Albrizzi, renovated and consolidated the castle complex by means of public funds. For some years now, Salorno Castle has been reopened for the public and houses the castle tavern "zum 18. Fass". Also an old legend tells about the historic wine cellar of Salorno Castle. And how to reach Salorno Castle? It is accessible via the almost 1 km long steep "Path of Visions" from Salorno village in a 20 minute walk.

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Opening times

Possible short-term changes of the opening hours, please call first!

  • Thu 25 Apr 11:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 28 Apr 11:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 29 Apr closed
  • Tue 30 Apr closed
  • Wed 01 May 11:00 - 17:00

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Castle tavern and castle - spring 2024 (30/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 11:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 11:00 - 17:00

Special opening 2024 (19/04/2024) 17:00 - 21:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 11:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 11:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 11:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 11:00 - 17:00

Admission

Salorno Castle is freely accessible during the opening hours of the tavern

guided tour "Insight into the history of Salorno Castle":
€ 8.00 per person

guided tour "Experience and taste the Middle Ages":
€ 15.00 per person

guided tour "The night watchman":
€ 12.00 per person

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Guided tours (in German/Italian language):

* Insight into the history of Salorno Castle (45 minutes, guided tour with the guard)
* Experience and taste the Middle Ages (80 minutes, with tasting)
* The night watchman (80 minutes, only for groups of 10 and more persons)

Guided tours for groups of 10 and more persons are offered all year round (on request).

Salorno Castle stays open from Easter to early November, from Wednesday to Sunday, Monday and Tuesday rest days (except on public holidays). Season start 2024 on March 30.

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