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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Stefan Munich (12 months ago)
A wonderful museum with a deep impact on my mind and soul...
Christian Klaue (15 months ago)
More than a typical castle. Worth a visit when you are in Bruneck. The city itself is offering a great and friendly atmosphere too, check it out.
Anna Trankova (16 months ago)
The castle and museum inside are my personal highlight of the small city Bruneck. Depending on the length of your stay the walk from the center up to the castle allows beautiful view over the city and the Pustertal valley. Inside you will find a great museum of Reinhold Messner dedicated to the mountain folks with objects collected from all over the world. A great place for relaxation and culture exploration!
alberto camerin (16 months ago)
Interesting place. Dogs are not admitted.
Vi Emm (21 months ago)
Love this place xD not the castle but the hill xD
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