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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Elio Giro (14 months ago)
Massimo Montanari (14 months ago)
The prehistoric section is very complete and well cared for. The medieval section is scarce, and does not explain sufficiently well and with continuity the historical events of the Ladin people in that period. Moreover, many rooms have audio only in Latin or German ..... Few explanations on the castle itself, on its evolution over the centuries and on its historical events.
Lucia S. (15 months ago)
Discreet. The audio guides were out because of the coronavirus. Too bad that the narrative voice was only in German or Ladin, incomprehensible to Italians. They should allow the choice of language for each room.
Albin Rieder (2 years ago)
Elisabetta Lozza (2 years ago)
Molto interessante ed istruttivo. Vale la pena anche solo per il panorama sulle Dolomiti.
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