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Velturno Castle

The old chancellery of Velturno Castle in the Valle Isarco valley houses the Local Museum of Velturno

At the edge of Velturno village, the charming locality in the Valle Isarco, there is the majestic Velturno Castle - "Schloss Velthurns" in German, "Castel Velturno" in Italian. These ancient walls harken back on a long history. Constructed by Cardinal Christof Madrutz and Bishop Johannes Spaur in Renaissance style between 1577 and 1587, it used to be summer residence of the Archbishops of Bressanone until 1803. In 1978, the Province of South Tyrol took over this cultural monument and had it restored for four years. Today it is administered by the South Tyrolean Antiquities and Monuments office and hosts the Velturno Local Museum.

Once the castle was known for its deer garden, the fish pond and the huge aviary for birds, today the complex itself is a sight on its own. Worth mentioning is above all the St. Catherine Chapel on the ground floor and its altarpiece by Hans Schmid and, on the upper floor, the Renaissance panelling, carved portals, ovens, frescoes, secco paintings and inlayings such as the gilded waffle-slab ceilings in the Prince's Room. They are one of the most significant cabinet makings of the Renaissance period in the Southern German area.

Open to the public are also the archaeological collection with findings of the Archeoparc Velturno and South Tyrolean artworks of the period between the 15th and the 20th century before you head to the chancellery with the museum. And how to reach Velturno Castle? It is located in the Via del Paese road in the centre, a free parking space can be found behind the castle. Also some hikes leads past the village, such as the one to Velturno via Giovignano and on the Chestnut Trail.

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Opening times

  • Mon 17 Jun closed
  • Tue 18 Jun closed
  • Wed 19 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 10:00 - 17:00

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Local Museum - spring 2024 (30/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • 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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Local Museum - summer 2024 (05/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • 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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Local Museum - autumn 2024 (11/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • 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 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

admission to the Local Museum:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 5.00 seniors 65+
€ 5.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 5.00 students and apprentices (under 27 years)

free for children under 6 years

€ 12.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 14 years)
€ 6.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 14 years)

More information

School classes and groups on reservation. Velturno Castle and its museum stay open from the end of March to early November, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Season start 2024 on March 30.

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