RS trostburg
RS trostburg

Trostburg Castle

Trostburg Castle above Ponte Gardena dates back to the 12th century and houses the South Tyrolean Castles Museum

Almost everyone who has ever been in this area knows this castle, located on the eastern hillside above Ponte Gardena at the entrance of the Val Gardena. But who has ever visited it? In 1977 Castel Trostburg has been opened for the public, and it is highly recommendable due to the first-rate importance of the castle. Its history dates back to the 12th century. In 1173 it was the seat of a certain Cunrath de Trosperch, ancestry of the Lords of Kastelruth.

It passed into the hands of the Lords of Velthurns as well as the Lords of Villanders. From the 14th to the 20th century, it used to be the aristocratic estate of the Lords of Wolkenstein-Trostburg. Even if the nobility strived to preserve the building, its deterioration could not be stopped. Thanks to a private initiative of the South Tyrolean Castles Institute (Südtiroler Burgeninstitut), finally the castle could be saved from downfall.

By the way, Trostburg Castle is the parental home of the late Mediaeval minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377-1445). Moreover it was venue for shots, e.g. as leading motive for a German movie by Steffen Zacke telling the story of a princess. Today it is seat of the above mentioned institute and since 2005 also of the South Tyrolean Castles Museum. The complex can be visited as part of a guided tour and offers an interesting permanent exhibition named "Castles, historical buildings", illustrating true to scale models of South Tyrolean castles.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Sat 20 Apr 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 21 Apr 11:00 - 15:00
  • Mon 22 Apr closed
  • Tue 23 Apr 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 24 Apr 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 25 Apr 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 11:00 - 15:00

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South Tyrolean Castles Museum - spring 2024 (28/03/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 15:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

South Tyrolean Castles Museum - summer 2024 (02/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 11:00 - 16:00

South Tyrolean Castles Museum - autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 15:00

Admission

Trostburg Castle with Castles Museum:
€ 8.00 adults
€ 8.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 6.00 groups
€ 6.00 students
€ 6.00 seniors 65+
€ 5.00 children (6-14 years)

free for children under 6 years

More information

Castle and museum are accessible only during a guided tour: Tuesday to Sunday at 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm, in July and August also at noon time and at 4 pm (in German/Italian language).

Trostburg Castle and its museum stay open from the end of March to the end of October, closed on Mondays. Season start 2024 on March 28.

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