Maultasch Castle

Terlano, Italy

The ruins of Castel Neuhaus, also known as Maultasch Castle, are located above Terlano (Terlan). Castel Neuhaus is almost imperceptible from the bottom of the Adige valley, only its donjon rises into the sky. The castle was first mentioned in 1228, and was probably constructed as border fortress for the Counts of Tyrol as shelter from the Counts of Bolzano. In the second half of the 13th century slightly below the castle a custom station was built. However, soon the buildings started dwindling in importance, as Bolzano was occupied by Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia, without cease.

It is presumed that Margaret, nicknamed Margarete Maultasch, loved to spend some time at this castle when she was Countess of Tyrol, but unfortunately this is undocumented. For this reason, in common parlance this ruin is also referred to as “Maultasch Castle”.

In the period of time between 1382 and 1559 the Lords of Niedertor of Bolzano resided in the castle, while the Lords of Wolkenstein, owners of Castel Trostburg, did so until 1733. The Counts of Enzenberg, however, had the castle consolidated and in parts renovated. Today Castel Neuhaus is a popular excursion destination, as it is easily reachable also for families with children on the Margarete Trail in Terlano.

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Founded: 1228
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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JulianH (2 years ago)
Die Burgruine Maultasch (Neuhaus) ist aufjedenfall einen Besuch wert. Der Weg zur Burgruine ist zwar ein bisschen holprig, aber mit Bergschuhen ist leicht begehbar. Bie Burgruine ist rund um die Uhr geöffnet und man hat von oben einen super Blick über Terlan und das ganze Etschtal.
Christian Auer (2 years ago)
Die Ruine oberhalb terlan ist zu Fuß in ca 20 Minuten vom Dorf aus zu erreichen. das Schloss kann besichtigt werden und wurde hervorragend restauriert. an schönen Tagen lohnt die Aussicht über das als etschtal. einmal im Jahr wird auf der Ruine eine Veranstaltung durchgeführt bei der mittelalterliche Bräuche gezeigt werden
Jürgen (2 years ago)
Es lohnt sich immer mal ein Blick über Terlan zu richten. Die Aussicht war herrlich das Wetter an jenem Tag: klare Sicht mit Sonneneinstrahlung Die Wanderung: Aufstieg zur Burg. Relax Wer in der Region Terlan, Bozen ist sollte sich die Zeit nehmen die Burgruine zu besuchen
Reinhard Windisch (2 years ago)
Kleine Burgruine bietet eine schöne Aussicht. Gut zu erreichen!
Marco Santoni (3 years ago)
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