Moos-Schulthaus Castle

Eppan, Italy

Moos-Schulthaus is composed of several residential and farm buildings and combines Castel Moos with the Schulthaus Residence. The history of both, once in separated ownership, dates back to the 13th century. In 1958 the merchant Walther Amonn from Bolzano purchased the castle and had the residence restored. In the course of these works, whitewashed frescoes of the period around 1400 AD were discovered. Since 2013 Castel Moos-Schulthaus is administered by the South Tyrolean Castle Institute.

Today Castel Moos-Schulthaus is located in a rather hidden position above Castel Ganda in Appiano Monte, in the west of the Gleif Church, and is an ideal walking destination. In 1983 a museum dedicated to the Mediaeval culture of living was inaugurated, providing an interesting insight into the life of a bygone era. You can e.g. see a well-preserved Mediaeval kitchen, a Gothic stube and ancient furniture. The museum also displays a collection of paintings of Tyrolean artists of the first half of the 20th century.

One of the peculiarities of the museum are its illustrations. In the fresco “War of cats and mice” of 1410, the mice come out on top. Moreover there are illustrations of hunting scenes and a tree of wonders. Part of the complex is also a church of the 14th century, transformed into a residential building in the 19th century.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Gerd Auer (8 months ago)
An impressive experience, thanks to the very competent and extremely exciting and friendly tour by the lady in charge. Visiting this castle was a highlight of our vacation in South Tyrol.
paolo leone (9 months ago)
I'm trying to see the castle this summer but despite having booked there is no one there, when I call back to get info they reply that "today we went shopping and we are closed".
Paolo Vitti (14 months ago)
In the experience of an ancient tower house. An anomalous castle but you can feel the history by walking inside. In the Eppan/Appiano plain, a place full of castles. Ours at the Walther Amonn foundation has various opening hours. And a website to consult.
Andreas Paul (5 years ago)
You can see very well how the inhabitants used to live here.
Andrea Ravagnin (5 years ago)
Isolated place and of other times. Fabulous and very kind guide. Internal evidence of peasant and castle life. To visit! !!
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