Schloss Thurn (Ćiastel de Tor in Italian) is a  three-storey residential tower which was built by the attendants of the bishops of Bressanone in 1230. It has first been documented in 1290. In this context the Lords of Rodank-Schöneck were feuds of the building until 1331. In the years to follow the residential tower was amplified by a crenelated circular wall and a great hall. Also the tower was modified and two storeys were added and converted into a granary. Also in 1500 there were renovations. The Roman great hall was enlarged and two round towers were added to the circular wall.

When the bishops lost reign of the Court of Thurn and the castle represented the centre of this complex, farmers purchased the castle. Until the castle has been rearranged it has been inhabited by their descendants.

Now Schloss Thurn is venue for the Ladin Museum. The exhibited items and documents provide an insight into the history, culture, legends and handicraft of the Ladin Dolomite valley. Moreover several events such as exhibitions and concerts take place in the inner courtyard.

 

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Founded: 1230
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Elisabetta Lozza (13 months ago)
Molto interessante ed istruttivo. Vale la pena anche solo per il panorama sulle Dolomiti.
Matteo Privitello (2 years ago)
Il museo è davvero ben realizzato, la maggior parte delle sale è costitutia da reperti storici, fotografie e molte apparecchiature informatiche,come per esempio proiettori, filmati introduttivi ecc, che ci permettono di capire molti concetti in modo più facile, all'entrata assieme ai biglietti ci verrà consengsto anche un audio guida disponibile in molte lingue, anche in ladino, audio guida molto completa e che si attiva automaticamente nel luogo di interesse, unico fattore negativo, molte spiegazioni dell'audio guida risultano essere davvero molto lunghe e di conseguenza abbastanza noiose. Sale davvero molto ben ricostruite, come per esempio la cucina con ancora l'odore che ricorda il legno quando brucia. Purtroppò è possibile scattare fotografie solo all'esterno dove vi è un panorama stupendo Consiglio la visita di questo museo davvero molto affascinante, ci voglio, se visitato con cura quasi 2/3 ore.
Antonella Randetti (2 years ago)
Imponente castello che si affaccia sulla Val Badia. All'interno è stato allestito un interessante museo che rappresenta la storia della cultura ladina. All'ingresso viene consegnata un'audio guida che fornisce spiegazioni dettagliate sulla vita del popolo. Il parcheggio è comodissimo, si trova proprio davanti al castello.
Mimmo De Palo (2 years ago)
Molto interessante e ben organizzato. Sono stato il 21 agosto con un gruppo. Purtroppo un componente del gruppo ha tenuto un comportamento non lroprio corretto facendosi restituire il orezzo del biglietto perché non era soddisfatto. Tutti gli altri hanno apprezzato molto il museo.
Zsombor Drajkó (3 years ago)
Remarkably good and detailed exhibition about the ladins and the people of the Dolomites. Worth its price. We spent 3,5 hours there.
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