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Tures Castle

This striking castle complex which is open to the public rises above Campo Tures in the Tures and Aurina Valleys.

Tures Castle - "Burg Taufers" in German, "Castel Tures" in Italian - perfectly fits the scenery in which it is located, as the high mountains of the valley serve as background. It rises on a natural elevation belonging to Acereto in the municipality of Valle Aurina at 957 m a.s.l. In succession of a "Castel Tobl" in 1100 AD, the name of Tures Castle was mentioned for the first time in 1225. In the first half of the 14th century the Lords of Tures were in possession of the castle, but when the last member of the family died in 1349 the castle continually deteriorated.

The Romanic part of the castle - the donjon, the residential tower with double arched windows and the chapel - dates back to this time. Only under the Dukes of Austria, the castle was expanded in the 15th century - buildings such as the lavatorium, drawbridges and wall walks were added. Ludwig Lobmayr renovated the castle for the first time in the early 20th century. In 1945, however, Hieronymus Gassner provided for maintenance works.

Today the South Tyrolean Castle Institute, founded in 1963, is in possession of Tures Castle. For the most part the castle is open to the public. The furniture in the 64 rooms is near-completely intact and old tiled stoves heat the residential rooms. Pine panelling, frescos by Friedrich Pacher in the chapel, armoires dating back to different eras, armaments and a huge library provide a special insight into the history of the castle. Special exhibitions and events, such as a children's programme, as well as a castle tavern complete the offer. And how to reach Tures Castle? A walking path leads from Campo Tures in 10 minutes to the castle, whereas a forest road is also accessible by car, but offers only a limited number of parking spaces.

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Opening times

  • Sun 03 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 04 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 05 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 06 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 07 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 08 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09 Jul 10:00 - 17:00

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Full timetables
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Guided castle tour - spring 2022 (04/18/2022 - 05/28/2022)

  • 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 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 11:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) 11:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 11:00 - 17:00

Guided castle tour - summer start 2022 (05/29/2022 - 07/09/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Guided castle tour - summer 2022 (07/10/2022 - 08/31/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00 21:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00 21:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Guided castle tour - autumn 2022 (09/01/2022 - 11/01/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

visit to the tower and the exhibitions (without guided tour inside):
€ 7.00 adults
€ 4.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 4.00 children and young people (6-16 years)

guided tour (furnished inner rooms with exhibitions):
€ 12.00 adults
€ 9.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 8.00 groups (more than 20 persons)
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-16 years)
€ 32.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years

More information

The castle is accessible only during a guided tour (in German and/or Italian language).

Special exhibitions "History of the Aurina Valley" and "Woodcarving in the Aurina Valley" accessible from April 30 to the 1st of November, daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Tures Castle stays open also in winter, the winter season 2022/23 starts on the 2nd of November.

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