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Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Sonnenparadies
Wellness hotel | Terenten at Mt. Kronplatz
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Grand Hotel Bellevue
City hotel | Meran
from 131 €
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Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 155 €
MIRABELL DOLOMITES HOTEL
Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
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Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Wirtshaushotel Alpenrose
Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier
Sport & wellness resort | St. Martin in Passeiertal
from 142 €
LANERHOF Active/Spa/Balance
Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hotel Fameli
Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
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from 90 €
Hotel Saltauserhof
Wellness hotel | St. Martin in Passeier
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Ruster Resort
Place for relaxing | Algund in Meran and environs

Castles in South Tyrol

South Tyrol – the land of mountains – is also the land of castles and manors. The historical buildings invite to discover the exciting history of South Tyrol and give the picturesque landscape a mystical aura.

The most beautiful castles in South Tyrol

Hocheppan Castle
Hocheppan Castle

The well-preserved castle above Missian in Eppan is still today one of the most impressive fortified castle in Southern South Tyrol. The small chapel in the courtyard is particularly worth seeing. Hocheppan Castle can be visited during a guided tour.

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Hocheppan Castle
Hocheppan Castle

The well-preserved castle above Missian in Eppan is still today one of the most impressive fortified castle in Southern South Tyrol. The small chapel in the courtyard is particularly worth seeing. Hocheppan Castle can be visited during a guided tour.

IDM Südtirol - Angelika Schwarz
Hocheppan Castle
Hocheppan Castle

The well-preserved castle above Missian in Eppan is still today one of the most impressive fortified castle in Southern South Tyrol. The small chapel in the courtyard is particularly worth seeing. Hocheppan Castle can be visited during a guided tour.

IDM Südtirol - Angelika Schwarz
Hocheppan Castle
Hocheppan Castle

The well-preserved castle above Missian in Eppan is still today one of the most impressive fortified castle in Southern South Tyrol. The small chapel in the courtyard is particularly worth seeing. Hocheppan Castle can be visited during a guided tour.

IDM Südtirol - Angelika Schwarz
Hocheppan Castle
Hocheppan Castle

The well-preserved castle above Missian in Eppan is still today one of the most impressive fortified castle in Southern South Tyrol. The small chapel in the courtyard is particularly worth seeing. Hocheppan Castle can be visited during a guided tour.

IDM Südtirol - Angelika Schwarz
Hocheppan Castle
Hocheppan Castle

The well-preserved castle above Missian in Eppan is still today one of the most impressive fortified castle in Southern South Tyrol. The small chapel in the courtyard is particularly worth seeing. Hocheppan Castle can be visited during a guided tour.

IDM Südtirol - Angelika Schwarz
Bruneck seen from above
Bruneck seen from above

Bruneck's enchanting landscapes

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Castle Juval
Castle Juval

The Castle uninhabited, was restored in 1983 by mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

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With around 800 castles, South Tyrol offers a fascinating treasure, fascinating countless visitors every year. Enchanted ruins by the wayside tell about princesses, knights and robbers. Many lovingly renovated castles in South Tyrol are restaurants, castle hotels or museums and open for visitors. Some of them are still inhabited by the castle lords and function as summer residence.

In summer, the famous extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner lives at Castel Juval in Kastelbell-Tschars, at the entrance of Schnalstal. Here, he has also realised one of his six Messner Mountain Museums. Two other museums by Messner are located at Castle Bruneck and at Castle Sigmundskron near Bozen.

In the south of Bozen, around Eppan, visitors are able to see 200 castles and manors. This is why the area is the most castle-populated region in Europe, offering many well-known excursions and interesting cultural attractions. A recommendation for families is the castle hike in Eppan.

South Tyrolean Castle Institute

Tures Castle
Tures Castle

Tures Castle

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Since 1963, the South Tyrolean Castle Institute aims at protecting private and public South Tyrolean castles. In addition to professional documentation, restoration and maintenance of Castle Trostburg and Castle Taufers, which are in possession of the institute, the association also engages in creating awareness among its members.

The voluntary association organises exhibitions, seminars and conferences around the topic of castles. As well, it encourages castle publications and the release of ARX magazine (lat. castle). The straight collaboration with other European castle institutes is of high importance in this matter.

Current holiday offers

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Hotel Tirolerhof

Welcome to the Tirolerhof at the gateway to the Gsieser Valley. Your perfect place for active holidays and pure relaxation!

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Hotel & SPA RESORT Majestic

TOP hotel ****s in Pustertal - large garden with swimming pool, natural bathing pond, saunas, guided hikes and much more!

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from 230 €
Alpenpalace Spa Retreat

Experience summer in its most beautiful form in sunny Ahrntal - your exclusive hideaway for pure relaxation and glorious sunny days.

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from 141 €
Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof

A dream holiday - for active guests who enjoy relaxation, culinary delights, and friendly interactions.

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Reifenstein Castle
Reifenstein Castle

Reifenstein Castle is situated in Freienfeld. It is the best preserved castle in South Tyrol, as it was never conquered and destroyed.

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Sprechenstein Castle
Sprechenstein Castle

The picturesque Sprechenstein Castle is located above Eisacktal, next to Reifenstein Castle, and can only be visited from the outside.

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Castle ruin Castelfeder
Castle ruin Castelfeder

The hill between Montan and Auer is a famous destination for excursions.

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Maretsch Castle - Bozen
Maretsch Castle - Bozen

Today, the picturesque Rennaissance building is a famous event location and conference centre.

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Brunnenburg Castle in Dorf Tirol
Brunnenburg Castle in Dorf Tirol

The Brunnenburg Castle was built around 1250. Over time, it fell into disrepair before it was given a new lease on life in the 20th century.

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Hiking tour to Rotund Castle
Hiking tour to Rotund Castle

The ruin of Rotund Castle above Taufers im Münstertal can be reached via a family-friendly hiking path.

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Castle Welsperg
Castle Welsperg

the oldes castle of Pustertal valley

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Sigmundskron Castle
Sigmundskron Castle

Today, the late-medieval castle is the forth museum by alpinist Reinhold Messner, inaugurated in 2006.

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Sonnenburg Castle
Sonnenburg Castle

Sonnenburg Castle near St. Lorenzen is situated in St. Lorenzen at the entrance to Gader valley. Today, it is a well-known luxury and gourmet hotel.

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Taufers Castle
Taufers Castle

The castle in Sand in Taufers can already be seen from a big distance.

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Castle Welsperg
Castle Welsperg

Today, the oldest castle of Hochpustertal is open for visitors. As well, it offers expositions and various events mainly in summer.

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Castle ruins Ortenstein
Castle ruins Ortenstein

Today of the castle remained only the Powder Tower.

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Selected accommodations in South Tyrol

Pension Felsenegg - Tisens in Meran and environs
Pension Felsenegg
Tisens in Meran and environs
4.7 Excellent

Inviting B&B in the environs of Meran with comfortable and cosy rooms, a delicious breakfast, dreamlike garden & wonderful view of the vineyards.

from 35 € per day
Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast - Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
superior
Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast
Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
4.3 Very good

Inviting rooms and suites, excellent breakfast, heated outdoor pool in the garden & unlimited possibilities for active guests.

from 65 € per day
Hotel & Residence Johanneshof - Tscherms in Meran and environs
superior
Hotel & Residence Johanneshof
Tscherms in Meran and environs
4.5 Excellent

Comfortable rooms & spacious apartments, rich breakfast buffet or bread service, garden with heated pool, sunbathing lawn and garden house with whirlpool.

from 62 € per day
Glögglhof - Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
Glögglhof
Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
4.9 Excellent

Farm holidays in the wine village Girlan and in cosy apartments – ideal for active travellers and for those who are looking for regeneration!

from 105 € per day
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