Scena Castle

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

Scena Castle was built around 1350 by Petermann of Scena of the Lords of Scena (Schenna). There was a castle already at much earlier times, upon whose remnants Scena Castle was built. Among the famous owners there were, for instance, the Lords von Starkenberg, the Counts of Lichtenstein, Frederick of the Empty Pockets or Archduke John of Austria. The numerous owners renovated, changed and characterised the building.

Archduke John of Austria, who was laid to rest with his family in the close-by neo-Gothic mausoleum (Erzherzog Johann-Mausoleum in German), left the castle to his descendants, the Counts of Merano, which manage and inhabit it still today. The property includes also the mausoleum and the Thurnerhof farm with
tavern.

Those crossing the castle bridge will reach the gate and if walking further, past the dungeon, you will arrive to a charming inner courtyard. An open staircase leads upstairs to the rooms which are open to public viewing (except the private rooms of the count’s family). In the course of a guided tour you can watch the collections of Archduke John of Austria, the state-rooms, a collection of arms dating back to the 12th - 19th century and the world’s largest private Andreas Hofer collection.

Opening hours:
from April 15 to October 31, 2019
guided tours from Tuesday to Friday at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
guided evening tour on Mondays at 9 pm

only guided tours

from Saturday to Monday guided tours for groups of at least 20 people possibile (upon request)

Ticket adults:
9.00 Euros, combined ticket Scena Castle - Mausoleum available

Further information:
phone: +39 0473 945630, info@schloss-schenna.com

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