South Tyrol and the holiday area of Merano and Environs are considered a land of castles and palaces. There are two highly impressive castles in Naturno/Naturns alone, both of which are privately owned: Hochnaturns Castle, which looms majestically over the village and Dornsberg Castle situated between Naturno and Plaus.
The following castles and mansions can be visited in the area:
Churburg Castle in Sluderno/Schluderns boasts the largest private collection of arms and armor in Europe. Kastelbell Castle features a courtyard, old kitchen, castle chapel and the residential wing of the former count family. The Prince’s Castle in Merano/Meran,
Tyrol Castle in the village of Tirolo/Dorf Tirol as the former ancestral castle of the Counts of Tyrol, which today houses the South Tyrol Museum of Cultural and Provincial History Schenna.
The Castle of the Counts of Merano features an armory, drawing room and picture gallery. Lebensberg Castle in Cermes/Tscherms, one of the most beautiful residences in Merano and Environs.