Trostburg
Trostburg

Trostburg Castle

The impressive Trostburg Castle at Ponte Gardena in the Valle Isarco valley hosts the South Tyrolean Castles Museum

Trostburg Castle - "Trostburg" in German, "Castel Trostburg" or "Castel Forte" in Italian -, one of the most splendid castles of South Tyrol, is located on a natural rocky promontory above Ponte Gardena. The history of the castle dates back to the 12th century - it was mentioned for the first time in 1173 as place of residence of a certain "Cunrat de Trosperch" (Konrad of Trostberg), descending from the Lords of Castelrotto. In 1290, the castle was passed on from the Lords of Velturno to the Lords of Tyrol, who put the castle in pawn. For about 600 years the castle remained in possession of the Earls of Wolkenstein-Trostburg, one of the main nobilities of Tyrol.

In those times, the Mediaeval minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein grew up here (1377 - 1445). Between the 14th and the 16th century, the castle was fundamentally enlarged modified in the Renaissance style in the 17th century under Engelhard Dietrich of the nobility Wolkenstein-Trostburg. In 1981, the castle was passed on into the hands of the South Tyrolean Castle Institute and thus was saved from decay. This institution strives for maintaining the special character of the castle and for making it available for public: Today it hosts the South Tyrolean Castles Museum.

It is still in a good state thanks to restoration and maintenance works. There are Roman archways and arched windows, majestic panels and rooms dating back to the 16th and 17th century as well as mouldings of Renaissance in the interior of Trostburg Castle. And how to reach it? It is accessible only by foot. The Trostburg Path leads from Ponte Gardena (parking space) along a medieval paved path in a 15-minute walk to the castle. The Burgfrieden Path is less steep but longer (30 minutes).

Contact info

Opening times

  • Tue 27 Feb closed
  • Wed 28 Feb closed
  • Thu 29 Feb closed
  • Fri 01 Mar closed
  • Sat 02 Mar closed
  • Sun 03 Mar closed
  • Mon 04 Mar closed

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South Tyrolean Castles Museum - spring 2024 (28/03/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 15:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

South Tyrolean Castles Museum - summer 2024 (02/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 11:00 - 16:00

South Tyrolean Castles Museum - autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 15:00

Admission

Trostburg Castle with Castles Museum:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 8.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 6.00 groups
€ 6.00 students
€ 6.00 seniors 65+
€ 5.00 children (6-14 years)

free for children under 6 years

More information

Castle and museum are accessible only during a guided tour: Tuesday to Sunday at 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm, in July and August also at noon time and at 4 pm (in German/Italian language).

Trostburg Castle and its museum stay open from the end of March to the end of October, closed on Mondays. Season start 2024 on March 28.

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