Castles and Fortresses in Merano
Old walls tell a story
Castles and Fortresses in Merano
Castles and Fortresses in Merano
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.
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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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
Art and nature have been blending for 16 years 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
The museum showcases the development of viticulture and enology in South Tyrol. Tilling the land, cultivation of the vines, combating parasites, the grape ...
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