Bruneck Castle

Brunico, Italy

Bruneck (Brunico) Castle lies on the top of the hill that dominates Brunico, the city on the Rienza river. In the middle of the 13th century , the bishop of Bressanone, Bruno von Kirchberg, commissioned the building of the castle in order to protect his lands in the Val Pusteria, laying the foundations for the city of Brunico.

The interiors of the castle host numerous emblems of the bishops who lived here: Albert von Enna (1323-1326), Ulrich Putsch (1427-1437), Andreas of Austria (1591-1600), the bishops of Spaur and Welsperg. All of them contributed to the building of the castle, either by extending or restoring it.Unfortunately, many of the frescos in the rooms and halls of the castle are poorly preserved. However, the unique atmosphere of the castle still attracts many visitors.

In July 2011 the fifth MMM, Messner Mountain Museum, was opened at Brunico Castle. Its interactive collection mainly focuses on the everyday culture of mountain people like Sherpas, Indios, Tibetans, Mongols and Hunzas.

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

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Max Timmermans (3 years ago)
Bruneck is a nice compact little town to have a nice walk through
Ralph McDade Sr (4 years ago)
Very nice place to visit on vacation. So many to choose from.
keith Dias (4 years ago)
Amazing Town. Allot of History.. Really really nice.. Great food and amazing people.. The water that flows through the river is amazing to drink
Osman Saygıner (4 years ago)
Expensive entrance fees.
Igor Z (6 years ago)
A nice castle, if a little simple compared to others I've been to. It certainly looks picturesque in its position on the hill top (especially lit up at night), and it's a pleasant walk up to it from the town centre or over the bridge from the war cemetery. I'm not sure I'd bother paying for entry, but you get in if you visit the Messner Mountain Museum based inside the castle - and that's definitely worth doing.
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