Brunnenburg Castle

Tirolo, Italy

Brunnenburg (Castel Fontana) is situated above the city of Merano, on the outskirts of the municipality of Tirol (Tirolo). Originally built circa 1250, the castle was completely restored and updated in the mid-20th century by Boris and Mary de Rachewiltz, who have made it their home.

Today Brunnenburg  hosts an Agriculture Museum, dedicated to ethnology, ethnography and folk arts. Moreover it makes visitors familiar with the processing of crops and bread making, the preparation of butter and cheese and much more and illustrates the hard everyday life of South Tyrolean farmers in former periods.

Also almost forgotten professions such as shoemaking and weaving are presented, preventing these activities from falling into oblivion. Finally, the castle is also home to farm animals, above all an attraction for kids.

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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Jessica Frey (2 years ago)
Lived here for three months. One of the best experiences of my life. Amazing Family.
Erik Mack (3 years ago)
A beautiful castle with a captivating museum, collection of artifacts, and history.
Matt Cotter (3 years ago)
The best castle ever! Great museum. Say hi to the goats.
Robert Thurston (3 years ago)
Could not be better!
Isaiah Ruffin (4 years ago)
Nice museum with plenty of things to see and learn.
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