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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 the charming village of Velturno, 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.

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 an archaeological collection and South Tyrolean artworks of the period between the 15th and the 20th century before you head to the chancellery with the Velturno Local Museum. And how to reach Velturno Castle? It is located in the Via del Paese road in the village centre, a free parking space can be found behind the castle.

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Opening times

  • Fri 07 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 08 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 10 Oct closed
  • Tue 11 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 12 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 13 Oct 10:00 - 17:00

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Local Museum of Velturno - season 2022 (03/15/2022 - 11/15/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • 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

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) closed

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) closed

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

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

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

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

Admission

€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 groups (more than 15 persons), seniors 65+
€ 3.50 children and young people (6-18 years), students

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)

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