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Fontana Castle Museum

Fontana Castle in Tirolo village is home to an agricultural museum with animals and the Ezra Pound memorial site

In Tirolo near Merano, just below Tyrol Castle, you can see another castle on a large debris cone: It is Fontana Castle, which can also be visited and has opened a very special museum. Today, the old walls house an agricultural museum and various farm animals. Under the direction of Dr. Siegfried de Rachewiltz, the museum focuses on ethnology, folklore and folk art.

By means of photo and film documentations, it brings the visitor closer to agriculture, the processing of grain and bread baking, the production of butter and much more. The former life of the South Tyrolean farmers with their hard everyday life is shown. Old professions are also presented and saved from being forgotten, such as the professions of weaver and shoemaker.

Special exhibitions such as the one about the potato, which is called "Eardêpfl" in South Tyrolean dialect, complete the offer. And how can the Fontana Castle Museum - "Museum Brunnenburg" in German, "Museo Castel Fontana" in Italian - be reached? It is a 10-minute walk with beautiful views from the car park in Tirolo village. Also a hike on the Apple Trail or Wine Trail can be combined with a visit: Museum and castle are accessible during the warm months from April to October.

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Opening times

  • Sun 26 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 27 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 28 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 29 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 30 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 31 May closed
  • Sat 01 Jun closed

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Spring 2024 (31/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

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

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

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

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

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

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

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

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

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 7.00 seniors 65+
€ 5.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 5.00 students (with ID)
€ 4.00 children

free for children under 6 years
discount with the guest card

€ 4.00 guided tour (per person)

More information

Guided tours to the Fontana Castle Museum are offered for school groups and for groups (on request). It stays open from April to the end of October, season start 2024 on March 31.

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