Castles

South Tyrol, the region of castles and mansions - many of them tower in Merano and the surrounding valleys.

800 majestic castles are spread all over South Tyrol and not an insignificant amount of them are found in Merano and surroundings. Each of them is special!

Image: Tirolo Castle, ancestral seat of the Counts of Tyrol.

  1. Fontana Castle

    Fontana Castle

    In the surroundings of Tirolo Castle, there’s Fontana Castle with its museum of…
  2. Gaiano Castle

    Gaiano Castle

    Gaiano Castle is located at Maia Alta and is one of the oldest castles of Merano…
  3. Naturno Castle

    Naturno Castle

    Castel Naturno, situated on a hill, gave its name to the village at its foot.
  4. Bavaro Castle

    Bavaro Castle

    Castel Bavaro is located in the west of Nalles high above the Sirmiano river canyon.
  5. Zwingenberg Castle

    Zwingenberg Castle

    Zwingenberg Castle is located on a forested hill above the village of Tesimo-Prissiano.
  6. Giovo Castle

    Giovo Castle

    Giovo Castle in San Leonardo in Passiria reminds of the time when the Lords of…
  7. Kröll tower

    Kröll tower

    The Kröll tower above Gargazzone is illustrated on the emblem of the village.
  8. Prince’s Castle Merano

    Prince's Castle Merano

    The Prince’s Castle, a noble building, is one of the best preserved castles in…
  9. Leone Castle

    Leone Castle

    The position of Leone Castle, at the road to Passo Palade, attached great military…
  10. Mayenburg Castle

    Mayenburg Castle

    Mayenburg Castle is located on a long hill close to Foiana in the surroundings of Lana.
  11. Brandis ruin

    Brandis ruin

    The ruin of Castel Brandis, seat of the Counts von Brandis, is located at 373 m asl…
  12. Postal ruin

    Postal ruin

    Postal ruin is located in the eponymous village, in the north west of the church.
  13. Casatsch Castle

    Casatsch Castle

    Castel Casatsch (Kasatsch), also known as Castel Pfeffersburg, is located on a hill…
  14. Aura Castle

    Aura Castle

    Aura Castle, a beautiful medieval building, is located at the entrance of Val di…
  15. Braunsberg Castle

    Braunsberg Castle

    Braunsberg Castle, the emblem of Lana, is located high above the Gaul Canyon.
  16. Taranto Castle

    Taranto Castle

    Taranto Castle, also called Dornsberg or Tarantsberg, is located between Naturno…
  17. Eschenlohe Castle

    Eschenlohe Castle

    The ruins of Eschenlohe, or Eschenloch Castle sits enthroned on a forested hilltop,…
  18. Fahlburg Castle

    Fahlburg Castle

    Fahlburg Castle in Prissiano used to be a defensive building and has been renovated…
  19. Juval Castle

    Juval Castle

    Juval Castle at Castelbello is one of the six MMM, the Messner Mountain Museums.
  20. Kallmünz Castle

    Kallmünz Castle

    Kallmünz Castle, a typical Tyrolean mansion, is located at the heart of Merano.
  21. Katzenzungen Castle

    Katzenzungen Castle

    Near Katzenzungen Castle in the “castle village” Prissiano there’s Europe’s biggest vine.
  22. Labers Castle

    Labers Castle

    Castel Labers in Labers, a quarter of Merano, has been mentioned for the first time…
  23. Monteleone Castle

    Monteleone Castle

    Rococo and Venetian mirrors can be admired at Monteleone Castle high above Cermes.
  24. Plars Castle

    Plars Castle

    Plars Castle is located at Plars di Mezzo, a locality of Lagundo, and is surrounded…
  25. Scena Castle

    Scena Castle

    At the heart of the village of Scena rises a venerable castle of the same name.
  26. Thurnstein Castle

    Thurnstein Castle

    “Thurm Platzleid” is the original name of the castle located at the slopes of Cima…
  27. Tirolo Castle

    Tirolo Castle

    The well-known Tirolo Castle above Merano tells of mighty counts, the region of…
  28. Trauttmansdorff Castle

    Trauttmansdorff Castle

    Trauttmansdorff Castle at Merano, the holiday residence of Empress Sissi, houses…
  29. Foresta Castle

    Foresta Castle

    At the right riverside of the Adige, at the top of a rocky hill at Lagundo, there’s…
  30. Sant’Erasmo Castle

    Sant'Erasmo Castle

    Sant’Erasmo Castle above Prissiano glances down on Val d’Adige from its enthroned…
  31. Schwanburg Castle

    Schwanburg Castle

    Schwanburg Castle, located at the exit of the Sirmiano river canyon, hosts the most…
  32. Stachelburg Castle

    Stachelburg Castle

    Stachelburg (or Stachlburg) Castle is a castle-like building boasting elements of…
  33. Stachlburg Castle

    Stachlburg Castle

    Castel Stachlburg, a typical Tyrolean castle dating back to the 13th century, is…
  34. San Zeno Castle

    San Zeno Castle

    San Zeno Castle is located at the entrance of Val Passiria in exposed position.
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