Burg Reifenstein
Burg Reifenstein

Tasso Castle

In the south-west of Vipiteno in the Upper Valle Isarco, on a rock spur, there is Tasso Castle

Tasso Castle - "Schloss Reifenstein" in German, "Castel Tasso" in Italian - is located at Campo di Trens close to the town of Vipiteno and it is one of the best preserved castles of South Tyrol. The complex was first documented in 1100 AD as feud of the Bavarian Earls Lechsgmünd, while from 1110 on the castle was enfeoffed to the Lords of Stilves, who proceeded in building the castle and called it "Reifenstein", Tasso Castle. In the following centuries the castle repeatedly changed hands, up to the year 1405, when the Lords of Sabiona came into the possession of Tasso Castle.

Afterwards, Archduke Sigismund moved into the castle, who sold the castle to the German Chivalric Order in 1470. Until this Order was dissolved in 1813, the castle remained in its possession and was militarily amplified. Up to this point of time earls of Tyrol played a major role in the organisation of the postal system. After its abolition they were compensated with this castle complex. Today this castle is considered to be the best preserved castle complex all over South Tyrol, as it has never been destroyed or taken over.

Part of the complex is also the little St. Zeno Chapel, at which Bajuwaric tree trunk coffins dating back to the 4th to 8th century have been found. A total of 10 rooms can be visited today, which are still in an excellent state. The donjon of the castle complex dates back to the 12th century, the great hall, however, to the 15th century. Particularly interesting is also the Green Hall with its ornaments and a fantastic late Gothic wooden latticework. Portcullis, torture chamber, court room and a subterranean dungeon characterise the real Mediaeval knight's castle. And how to reach Tasso Castle? From the parking space at the castle hill a short walk leads to the complex.

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Opening times

  • Sun 21 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 22 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 23 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 24 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 25 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 27 Apr closed

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Spring 2024 (01/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

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

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

Admission

€ 9.00 adults
€ 9.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 7.00 children and young people (6-15 years)

free for children under 6 years

More information

Guided castle tours (for 7 and more participants) are offered on request from the 1st of April to October 31, 2024: daily, except on Saturdays, at 11 am, 12.30 noon time and 2 pm (approx. 1 hour).

Tasso Castle stays open all year round, except during the winter break from January 7 to the end of February. Season start 2024 on the 1st of March.

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