Castles in South Tyrol

A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from in South Tyrol. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles in South Tyrol

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    Zentrum von Schenna

    Hiking Highlight

    Schenna Castle in Scena near Merano is one of the most important castles in South Tyrol. Today you can visit the castle and the formerly inhabited by the count's family …

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    Schloß Juval

    Hiking Highlight

    The MMM Juval, private castle Reinhold Messners in Vinschgau

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    Schloss Tirol

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle Tyrol is definitely worth a visit. The entire castle is in top condition and very accessible. In addition to the impressive outdoor and Wehreinrichtungen with a great view of …

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    Schloß Prösels

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle Prösels is located near Völs, east of Bolzano, in South Tyrol. It is the ancestral castle of the Lords of Völs, first mentioned in 1279 as "castrum Presil", …

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    Schloss Trauttmansdorff

    Hiking Highlight

    The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are located on the eastern outskirts of Merano in South Tyrol / Italy. Named after its landmark - Trauttmansdorff Castle - the botanical garden of …

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    Schloss Sigmundskron

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    Sigmundskorn Castle stands on a rock just before Bolzano at the mouth of the Adige and Eisack rivers. The castle was renovated and today houses one of the six mountain …

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    Schloss Annenberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Es handelt sich um eine Höhenburganlage, die auf einem Felskegel errichtet wurde und die aus dem Kernbereich, der diesen umgebenden Ringmauer und der außerhalb liegenden Kapelle St. Anna besteht. Der …

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    Castel Mareccio

    Hiking Highlight

    Is something away from the old town. Walk through the park

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    Trostburg

    Hiking Highlight

    Inform in advance about the leadership times.

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    Schloss Katzenzungen

    Hiking Highlight

    At Castel Katzenzungen in the "castle village" Prissian grows the largest grapevine in Europe. Katzenzungen Castle is idyllically situated on a hill near Prissian. The estate was first mentioned in …

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    Ruine Reifenegg

    Hiking Highlight

    The trail from the gorge to the ruin is not quite as appealing. Although you have a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains but a large part you have to …

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    Schloss Wehrburg

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle Wehrburg stands on a hill above the castle village Prissian and dominates the landscape. Two quadrangular towers characterize the complex, one of which was used to defend the castle. …

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    Schloss Sigmundskron

    Hiking Highlight

    It was only by coincidence that we passed by the Messner Mountain Museum Firmian on 2 August 2011, I really liked the exhibition and the restored castle / castle.
    We …

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    Schloss Schlandersberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle was built in the 13th century. The castle was sold to farmers at the beginning of the 19th century. Today it is privately owned and can not be …

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    Landesfürstliche Burg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Landesfürstliche Burg is a building complex built around 1470 by Duke Sigmund of Austria-Tyrol, located in the heart of the city of Merano (Burgraviato, South Tyrol), and served as a city residence. Emperor Maximilian has been here several times.

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    Burg Hochnaturns

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle Hochnaturns comes from the 12./13. Century. It has been privately owned by the Mastropaola family since 1992 and therefore can not be visited.

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    Schloss Rodenegg

    Hiking Highlight

    Insanity castle / castle and great views! Fabulous stories and anecdotes were really sensationally brought over by our guide (a picture of him is there). Sensational and definitely this man …

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    Fischburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle is given as an attraction, but unfortunately you can not visit it and there is no restaurant or kiosk. It is still privately inhabited.
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    Mühlbacher Klause

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Wikipedia: The ruins of the Mühlbacher Klause is an approximately rectangular barrier with a fortified gate in the west (Mühlbacher Tor) and in the east (Vintler Tor) of the plant. …

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    Hocheppan

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful castle which is still well preserved, there is also a restaurant which has closed on Wednesdays

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