Meran Landesfuerstliche Burg
Meran Landesfuerstliche Burg

Prince’s Castle Merano

The Prince’s Castle, a noble building, is one of the best preserved castles in South Tyrol.

In 1470 a charming castle was built at the bottom of Monte Benedetto and at the heart of Merano's city centre, with the aim to serve as a residence to Sigismund, Archduke of Austria. For a long time, the building was the administrative seat of the Counts of Tyrol. The Prince's Castle Merano also welcomed a number of illustrious guests, among them Emperor Maximilian I and the family of Ferdinand I of Austria.

In the 19th century the castle went to the Princes of Thurn and Taxis, soon after they sold it to the municipality of Merano. It was planned to turn into a school, but after many protests the building was restored from plans by the international known architect Friedrich von Schmidt. Since 1880 the Prince's Castle Merano is publicly accessible.

With its chambers, maid's rooms and parlours the Prince's Castle Museum is the ideal place to study life in late medieval times. A bygone era is brought back to life with furniture from everyday life, kitchen tools, ceramic stoves, frescoes, musical instruments and weapons. Wonderful: those who are married by the registrar in Merano can choose between the community hall or the romantic Prince's Castle.

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Opening times

  • Thu 09 Feb closed
  • Fri 10 Feb closed
  • Sat 11 Feb closed
  • Sun 12 Feb closed
  • Mon 13 Feb closed
  • Tue 14 Feb closed
  • Wed 15 Feb closed

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Winter closure 2023 (01/07/2023 - 04/03/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Prince's Castle Museum - spring 2023 (04/04/2023 - 06/11/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 13:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 10:30 - 13:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) closed

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 10:30 - 13:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) closed

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) closed

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 10:30 - 13:00

Prince's Castle Museum - summer 2023 (06/13/2023 - 09/10/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 13:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:30 - 13:00

Prince's Castle Museum - autumn 2023 (09/12/2023 - 11/26/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 13:00

All Saints 2023 (11/01/2023) 10:30 - 13:00

Admission

Prince's Castle Museum:
€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 seniors 65+
€ 4.00 students
€ 4.00 people with disabilities
€ 4.00 groups (10 and more persons)

free for children and young people under 18 years
discount with the guest card

combined ticket Prince's Castle Museum & Merano Municipal Museum:
€ 8.00 per person

More information

Reservation by phone is necessary for groups.

Season closure in winter (every year from January 7 to the Easter week).

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