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Maretsch Castle

The impressive Maretsch Castle is located close to the city centre of Bozen. It is an event location for weddings and conferences and displays exhibitions from time to time too.

The oldest part of Maretsch Castle was built in the 13th century. In the 14th century, the castle was extended. Today’s look of Maretsch Castle dates back to the 16th century, when the Römer family transformed the fortress into a Renaissance castle, decorating the splendid halls with considerable frescoes. As well, the characteristic exterior towers originate from this era.

Beautiful views

Maretsch Castle also has a very special position. Whereas most of the castles in South Tyrol are located on a rocky, difficultly accessible hill, this castle was built as a so-called lowland castle. Until about 1650, Maretsch Castle was protected by a moat, which was closed later. You can have a wonderful view of Maretsch Castle with the legendary Mt. Rosengarten in the background from the Wassermauer promenade in Bozen.

Magnificent halls

Several rooms of Maretsch Castle in Bozen are decorated with worth-seeing frescoes and original ceilings dating back to the 16th century. Indeed, you can see many curious details. In the Römer hall, Moses is for instance depicted with horns and the allegorical representation of the virtues also includes patience. This virtue is not depicted very often, but the principal of these painting, Lukas Römer, needed to be patient: Due to his sympathy for Protestantism, he was often exposed to great hostilities.

Visitors can see the exhibitions at Maretsch Castle during the respectively indicated opening times. The castle itself is open for visitors only upon request during a guided tour.

Further information:

Maretsch Castle
Tel.: +39 0471 976615
maretsch@maretsch.info

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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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Maretsch Castle
Maretsch Castle

The castle next to the historical city centre of Bozen is an event location and can be visited during all the other days.

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Maretsch Castle in Bozen
Maretsch Castle in Bozen

The picturesque Renaissance building next to the city centre is surrounded by magnificent vineyards.

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Maretsch Castle in Bozen
Maretsch Castle in Bozen

The worth-seeing castle in Bozen is a popular event and wedding location. During all the other days, the castle is open for visitors.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Maretsch Castle in Bozen
Maretsch Castle in Bozen

The impressive castle is located next to the historical city centre and is surrounded by vineyards.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer

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