Tyrol castle

Tyrol Castle, once the ancestral home of the Counts of Tyrol, is now the headquarters of the South Tyrol Museum of Culture and History. The permanent exhibition at the castle gives a fascinating insight into the history of the region, from prehistory right up to the present day.

The castle
Tyrol castle, whose first phase of construction dates back to the 11th century and from which the region around was governed until 1420, was of such importance that it gave its name to the province. Most of the historic treasures of the castle are from the 13th century, the years of economic and cultural blossoming: two richly decorated portals as well as the chapel with frescos from the 14th century are more than worth a visit.

The museum
In the temple of the Southern Palace we immerge in the world of archaeology. Here you can see findings of human settlement in the region dating back to the 7th century B.C . On your way from the Kaiser's Hall to the Eastern Palace you discover different facets of the Middle Ages, from the customs to the music. The story of the origin of the Tyrol castle is told and illustrated with the aid of computer simulation, which lays the different construction phases of the castle one on top of the other. In the castle tower we have arrived in modernity and discover the changing contemporary history of the region betweeen 1898 until 1992.
Opening hours
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and from 1 to 31 August until 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Daily guided tours
Museum visits in German and Italian (booking not required):
German 10.15 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
Italian 11.30 a.m. and 3.15 p.m.
English: by arrangement

Architectural and art-historical tours: a tour through the museum giving details of the history of the region and its architecture as well as the artistic treasures of the castle.

From the hotel Eremita-Einsiedler to Tyrol Castle
By car to the village Tirolo. Cars are forbidden on the Schlossweg. There is a car park in front of the mini golf and another one in front of the Bank Raiffeisen, both at your own expenses. You reach the Castle in about 20 – 30 minutes walk.

Address: Castel Tirolo, via del Castello, 24, Tirolo

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