South Tyrolean Cultural History Museum

One of the nine Provincial Museums of South Tyrol can be found at Castel Tyrol in Merano and surroundings.

The roots of Castel Tyrol, formerly seat of the Lords of Tyrol and eponym for the region, date back to the 12th century. In 2003 the South Tyrolean Cultural History Museum, which is part of the Provincial Museums of South Tyrol (Südtiroler Landesmuseen), has been inaugurated. This museum shows beautiful rooms and provides an insight into the history of Tyrol down to the present day on 20 different levels.

The Temple is one of the many rooms and it is dedicated to archaelogical finds from the various areas excavated around Castel Tyrol and its different building stages. From here you can enter the Crypt. Also the Knights’ Hall, the Burgrave’s Hall, the Emperor’s Hall and the Upper and Lower Chapel are accessible and tell e.g. about the medieval society or about status and power. A well-known picture taken inside the South Tyrolean Cultural History Museum represents the crucifixion scene from 1330 AD in the Lower Chapel. This “miraculös cruzifix” was venerated by locals and pilgrims as a relic.

From the covered walkway with its small windows you can enjoy an amazing view on Merano and surroundings. In the inner courtyard of Castel Tyrol, however, you can relax by the fountain or under the trees, a shop and a café are also at your disposal.

Opening hours:
from March 15 to December 10, 2017
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
in August open till 6 pm
closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Aug 14, 2017)
guided tours for groups upon request

7.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
3.50 Euros (students, apprentices up to 27 years)
4.90 Euros (seniors over 65)
family ticket available
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0473 220221,

Suggested accommodations

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  2. Hotel Bellevue

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  3. Hotel Golserhof

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  4. Hotel Johannis

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  5. Marini’s giardino Hotel

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