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Burg Taufers Sand in Taufers DSC

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 Campo Tures 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, events and a castle tavern complete the offer. Tures Castle is also a popular excursion destination for events, such as the children's programme "The Farmhouse Gang" in summer and the Advent in Tures Taufers in winter. And how to reach Tures Castle? A walking path leads from Campo Tures village (Sand in Taufers Dorf) 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

  • Sat 13 Jul 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 14 Jul 10:00 - 16:30
  • Mon 15 Jul 10:00 - 16:30
  • Tue 16 Jul 10:00 - 16:30 21:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 17 Jul 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 18 Jul 10:00 - 16:30 21:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 19 Jul 10:00 - 16:30

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Guided castle tours - spring 2024 (29/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Guided castle tours - summer start 2024 (03/06/2024 - 06/07/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Guided castle tours - summer 2024 (07/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:30
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:30 21:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:30 21:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 16:30 21:00 - 22:00

Guided castle tours - autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Guided castle tours - late autumn 2024 (04/11/2024 - 07/12/2024)

  • Mon 11:00 - 12:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 12:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 12:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 12:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 12:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 12:00

Admission

guided tour of the furnished inner rooms with exhibition:
€ 13.00 adults
€ 9.00 students
€ 9.00 seniors 65+
€ 8.00 groups (more than 20 persons)
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-16 years)
€ 5.00 kids groups and school classes

€ 34.00 family ticket (parents with 2 children under 16 years)
every 3rd child of the family free (under 16 years)

visit only of the exhibition and of the courtyard with tower:
€ 7.00 adults
€ 4.00 students
€ 4.00 seniors 65+
€ 4.00 children and young people (6-16 years)

More information

The castle is accessible only during a guided tour - tours in German language:

* till July 6, 2024:
daily at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
* till August 31, 2024:
daily at 10 am, 11.10 am, 12.20 noon time, 1.55 pm, 3.55 pm and 4.15 pm
additional evening tour every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 pm
* till November 3, 2024:
daily at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
* till December 7, 2024:
daily at 11 am

Tours in Italian language:
* till June 2, 2024:
daily at 10 am, noon time, 2 pm and 4 pm
* till August 31, 2024:
daily at 10 am, 10.30 am, 11.10 am, 11.40 am, 12.20 noon time, 1.15 pm, 1.55 pm, 2.25 pm, 3.05 pm, 3.35 pm, 4.15 pm, 4.45 pm, additional evening tour every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 pm
* till November 3, 2024:
daily at 10 am, noon time, 2 pm and 4 pm
* till December 7, 2024:
daily at noon time

Tures Castle stays open all year round, guided tours for groups are offered on request also outside the opening hours. Special exhibition "Medieval superstition" from March 29 to November 3, 2024.

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