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Taufers Castle

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    Photo: TouristInfo Sand in Taufers / Campo Tures - Manuel Kottersteger, Sand in Taufers
The particular homey character of the feudal Taufers Castle astonishes around 70,000 visitors every year. 

As early as 1136 a noble-free family is named Taufers. In the 1220's the family built a new, generously arranged lord house, whose donjon with an attached living tower is constructed against the mountainside, as this was thought to be the possible attacking side. The powerful Taufers Castle is a dynastic seat of the Barons of Taufers with impressive and interesting fortified grounds.

Another great hall (later used as grain storage room) is located at a secured area in the western part of the castle. The naturally given construction space is delimited by a surrounding curtain wall, where there are different living complexes, attached to it.

In the 15th and 16th centuries the grounds were renovated into an expansive castle residence, most of them built in the early 16th century. The impressive weir system, although, dates back to the 15th century.

Taufers Castle has been in the possession of the Südtiroler Burgeninstitut since 1977. The entire furnished and well preserved castle numbers among the greatest and most beautiful castles of the entire Tyrolean region. 

Self-guided tour 31.4.-1.11.2022
Clearly arranged information tablets are situated throughout the complex including:
-    areas of the courtyard with forge and castle garden
-    dungeon with film-show room  
-    "ice cellar", battlement parapet, and the attic (used for grain storage) of the former Great Hall

Guided tour 
The guided tour covers the castle complex plus over 20 furnished show rooms such as
-    chapel with Michael Pacher paintings
-    library, Cardinal's Room, and guest rooms ...

Regular guided tours through the rooms in german or italian - english sheets to follow the tours will be given

31.4. - 1.11.2022 Exhibition „History of Ahrntal”
daily from 10 am to 5 pm

Winter 2021/2022
2.1. – 28.5.2022: daily at 11 am + 3 pm german and at 12 am + 4 pm italian

Summer 2022
29.5. - 9.7.2022: daily at 10, 11, 12 am + 2, 4 pm ger. or it.
10.7. - 31.8.2022: daily at 10, 10.30, 11.10, 11.45, 12.15 am and at 1.15, 2, 2.35, 3.15, 3.50, 4.30 and 5 pm it. or ger. // Tue and Thu: 9 pm night tour
1.9. – 1.11.2022: daily at 10, 11, 12 am + 2, 3 and 4 pm ger. or it.

Winter 2022/2023
2.11. - 7.12.2022: daily at 11 am german + at 12 am italian
8.12. – 23.12.2022: daily at 11 am, 3 pm german and at 12 am, 4 pm italian
24.12.2022: only at 11 am german + at 12 am italian
25.12.2022: only at 15 am german + at 16 am italian
26. - 31.12.2022: daily at 11 am, 3 pm german and at 12 am, 4 pm italian
1.1.2023: only at 15 am german + at 16 am italian
2.1. – 27.5.2023: daily at 11 am, 3 pm german and at 12 am, 4 pm italian


Booking needed for groups with more than 20 people: taufers@burgeninstitut.com

We recommend to buy the tickets online 
https://www.burgeninstitut.com/tickets_taufers.htm

ENTRY FEES CASTEL TAUFERS 2022 (price per person)

Visit of the exhibition - without guided tour 31.4. - 1.11.2022
adult: 7 €
children 6-16 years, students, senior citizens (over 65 years): 4 €

Visit of the castle with guided tour (winter + summer)
adult: 10 €; 31.4. - 1.11.2022 12 €
children 6-16 years: 5 €; 31.4. – 1.11.2022 6 €
students, senior citizens (over i 65 years): 7 €; 31.4. – 1.11.2022 9 €
family pass (2 adults and 2 children under 18 years): totally 28 € every 3rd child gains free admission; 31.4.-1.11.2022 32 €
groups (min. 20 persons): 6 €; 31.4. – 1.11.2022 8 €
groups of children + pupils: 3,5 €; 31.4. – 1.11.2022 5 €

Subject to modifications

Getting there

Coming from the north:
München – Rosenheim – Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brennerautobahn – exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley – Sand in Taufers/ Campo Tures
Coming from the west:
Reschen pass, Bozen, Brixen and national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/ Campo Tures
Coming from the east:
Motorway Tauernautobahn or Felbertauern tunnel to Lienz and continue on to Innichen - Toblach - Bruneck – turn right into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/ Campo Tures
Coming from the south:
Verona – Trento – Bozen – Motorway Brennerautobahn to the exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/ Campo Tures

Coordinates

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46.923310, 11.948725
DMS
46°55'23.9"N 11°56'55.4"E
UTM
32T 724492 5200863
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