Meraner Land Schenna Schloss Schenna
Meraner Land Schenna Schloss Schenna

Scena Castle

In 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 a 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 counts 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.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 24 Jul closed
  • Thu 25 Jul closed
  • Fri 26 Jul closed
  • Sat 27 Jul closed
  • Sun 28 Jul closed
  • Mon 29 Jul 21:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 30 Jul 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00

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Guided castle tours - spring 2024 (25/03/2024 - 31/05/2024)

  • Mon 21:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00 21:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 21:00 - 22:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00 21:00 - 22:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 21:00 - 22:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Guided castle tours - summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 06/09/2024)

  • Mon 21:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00 21:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer closure 2024 (20/07/2024 - 28/07/2024)

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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00 21:00 - 22:00

Guided castle tours - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 21:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00 21:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 11:30 - 12:30 15:00 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 12.00 adults
€ 12.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 5.00 children (6-14 years)

not suitable for children under 6 years

groups (20 and more persons):
€ 8.00 per person +
€ 30.00 flat rate

More information

Scena Castle is accessible only during a guided tour: Tuesday to Friday at 11.30 am and 3 pm, on Mondays and Thursdays guided evening tour at 9 pm. Only cash payment.

Online reservation needed: schloss-schenna.com/anmeldung-fuehrungen-831191.html - no guided tours between July 20 and 28, 2024.

Guided tours for groups of 20 and more persons also outside the opening hours (on request). The castle stays open from the end of March to the end of October, season start 2024 on March 25.

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