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Castles and Fortresses in Merano
Old walls tell a story
Castles and Fortresses in Merano

Castles and Fortresses in Merano

Old walls tell a story

In South Tyrol, fortified castles had their greatest importance in the medieval era, when the vassals of the Etschtal Valley rebelled against the authority of the Bishops and Counts of Trent, Brixen and Chur.

Many of these castles later developed additional features: museums, sanatoria or hotels, which in turn preserved them from decline. By the 19th century, there also emerged new residences and palaces in Merano/Meran, which now function as residences, wine cellars or restaurants. These include the Prince’s Castle, the castles of Rametz and Labers, Pienzenau, Rubein and Kallmünz.
The Prince's Castle
The Prince's Castle
This castle was the residence of the Prince of Tyrol since 1470 and it is one of the most remarkable testaments of the Merano of the past centuries. It is one ...
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
Art and nature have been blending since 2001 at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, set in a natural amphitheatre on the eastern outskirts of Merano, with ...
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Winegrowing Museum Rametz Castle
Winegrowing Museum Rametz Castle
Four large rooms at Rametz Castle house an exhibition of equipment used in viticulture. The collection includes tools for the cultivation of the wheat and the ...
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