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Castle Velthurns in Feldthurns

A pearl among the South Tyrolean monuments is Castle Velthurns in Feldthurns. The ornately panelling, the stucco and the carved portals count to the most important artificial carpentry of the German Renaissance.

Castle Velthurns in Feldthurns in the Eisacktal valley was built in the 16th century und was first the summer residence of the Brixner bishops. Even today the castle is in a good condition although the owner and history could not be more diverse: Until the secularization the residence was owned by the bishops of Brixen before the castle became part of Austrian and Bavarian property. After an auction it became a restaurant. 1875 the prince of Lichtenstein owned the castle and gave it as a present to the city of Bozen. 

Castle Velthurns today is owned by the province of South Tyrol and was renovated and reconstructed. The complex is to be looked as a cultural heritage and gives a great impression of the Middle Ages.

Opening times:

  • 15th March to 15th November guided tours at 10, 11 am; 2.30 and 3.30 pm
  • in July and August also at 4.30 pm
  • Monday closed

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