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Castles in Marlengo and environs
More than 800 castles wait to be explored
Castles in Marlengo and environs

Castles in Marlengo and environs

More than 800 castles wait to be explored

With more than 800 castles, palaces and manor houses, South Tyrol/Südtirol has a large cultural heritage to preserve. In order to maintain these, over the years the historic buildings of the region have been used for many other purposes, such as serving as museums or hotels.

Among the most popular are Tyrol Castle and the castle of Trauttmansdorff, Juval and Lebenberg. The first is considered the cradle of Tyrol and was the former seat of the counts of Tyrol. The second was the residence of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, and today hosts the Museum of Tourism as well as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Juval Castle above Naturno/Naturns is home to the Messner Mountain Museum. Lebenberg Castle above Cermes/Tscherms near Lana is open to the public through guided tours, and Castel Fragsburg above Merano/Meran is now a renowned restaurant.

The castle villages of Tesimo-Prissiano/Tisens-Prissian are located south of Merano, and are host to six castles, among them Katzenzungen, Wehrburg and Fahlburg castles. Also worth a mention are the Schenna Castle and Mausoleum of the Archduke Johann.

During the Christmas season, several former manor houses are used for traditional Advent markets.
Castle Lebenberg
Castle Lebenberg
This fortress, situated above Marling's Waalweg, is one of the largest fully furnished castle complexes in South Tyrol.
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Castel Juval
Castel Juval
This magnificent castle, built by Hugo von Montalban in the year 1278, has been the summer residence of well-known mountaineer Reinhold Messner since 1983 and ...
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Tyrol Castle
Tyrol Castle
Tyrol Castle is the most historically significant castle in South Tyrol. Its origins stretch back into the late 11th century. Since 2003 Tyrol Castle has ...
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Castle Schenna
Castle Schenna
The mighty buildings of Castle Schenna just above the city of Meran are still partly surrounded by a moat. Using the bridge, you will come to the entrance of ...
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Princes' Castle
Princes' Castle
Via Galilei, Tel. +39 329 0186390; www.gemeinde.meran.bz.it/ de/landesfuerstliche–burg.asp It was the residence of the Prince of Tyrol since 1470 and it is one ...
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Messner Mountain Museum Firmian
Messner Mountain Museum Firmian
Located at the southern-western outskirts of Bolzano/Bozen, this castle is considered one of the emblems of South Tyrol. The original name "Formigar" stems ...
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