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Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
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Hotel Edelweiss
7 = 6 | Meransen in Eisacktal
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Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus
Wellness hotel | Olang in Pustertal
from 190 €
WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 94 €
Wirtshaushotel Alpenrose
Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 110 €
Grand Hotel Bellevue
City hotel | Meran
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Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier
Sport & wellness resort | Passeiertal
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from 90 €
Hotel Saltauserhof
Wellness hotel | St. Martin in Passeier
from 100 €
Hotel Tirolerhof
Gourmet hotel | Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
from 110 €
Familienhotel Bella Vista
Family holidays | Trafoi in Vinschgau
from 174 €
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Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz

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.

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

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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Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof

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

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Granpanorama Hotel StephansHof

Winter dream South Tyrol - deep snow-covered mountains, crystal clear air & wonderful peace. Panoramic view of the Dolomites from every room.

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from 122 €
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 110 €
Hotel Fameli

Family hotel at Valdaora, near the Kronplatz - a place to play, have fun, enjoy moments of relaxation and sample really delicious food.

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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.

Internet Consulting - Stefanie Selva
Sprechenstein Castle
Sprechenstein Castle

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

Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
Castle ruins Ortenstein
Castle ruins Ortenstein

Today of the castle remained only the Powder Tower.

Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Castle Welsperg
Castle Welsperg

the oldes castle of Pustertal valley

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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.

Vinschgau Marketing - Frieder Blickle
Castle ruin Castelfeder
Castle ruin Castelfeder

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

Ferienregion Castelfeder - Luca Dal Gesso
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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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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Sigmundskron Castle
Sigmundskron Castle

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

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Taufers Castle
Taufers Castle

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

TV Sand in Taufers - Manuel Kottersteger
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.

TV Dorf Tirol - Roter Rucksack
Maretsch Castle - Bozen
Maretsch Castle - Bozen

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

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Castles

Selected accommodations in South Tyrol

Hotel Drumlerhof - Sand in Taufers in Tauferer Ahrntal
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Hotel Drumlerhof
Sand in Taufers in Tauferer Ahrntal
4.6 Excellent

At Drumlerhof, we let us inspire by nature, taking care of our guests with much love and passion.

from 108 € per day
Bühelwirt - St. Jakob in Tauferer Ahrntal
Bühelwirt
St. Jakob in Tauferer Ahrntal
4.7 Excellent

Decidedly traditional, fundamentally contemporary.

from 114 € per day
Schneeberg - Family Spa Resort - Ridnaun in Eisacktal
Schneeberg - Family Spa Resort
Ridnaun in Eisacktal
4.3 Very good

Family-friendly wellness hotel in a breath-taking natural landscape, varied activity offer in winter and in summer, spacious spa area and much more.

from 100 € per day
Der Forsterhof - Algund in Meran and environs
Der Forsterhof
Algund in Meran and environs
4.8 Excellent

Stylish house in Algund, magnificent view of Meran, garden with pool, delicious breakfast with selected, regional products, cosy ambiance with much love for details.

from 96 € per day
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