Dornsberg Castle

Naturno, Italy

Tarant noble family founded Tarantsberg castle in 1217, later named as Dorenberch and Dornsberg. The St. Ursula chapel was probably built between 1270 and 1280. From 1699 the castle has been owned by the counts of Mohr, Giovanelli and Fuhcs families.

After the end of WWII the building was damaged, but in 1964 the Gottschall family from Munich purchased the castle complex and had it restored with the utmost effort. Still today this castle is in possession of this family and cannot be visited.


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Via Dornsberg, Naturno, Italy
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Founded: 1217
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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eliana favretto (2 years ago)
I've never visited this castle, it's near my home in Val Venosta, I often photograph it on my walks.
Claudio Gianotti (2 years ago)
In fact, the Castle is very beautiful, for what you can see from the outside. Being private, it cannot be visited. I understand that it is a choice of the owners, but they should realize that they possess a historical "something" of interest for the whole community. They could open to the public a few days a year (as do other private Castles), obviously leaving the private sections closed.
Thomas Böning (4 years ago)
Unfortunately not open to the public, but a great facility from the 13th century. To reach the castle gate via a small road.
channel max (4 years ago)
Beautiful medieval castle, dating back to 1217, which is located near the small village of Plaus. Built by the nobles Von Tarant, vassals of the Counts of Tyrol, it passed ownership several times, until it was purchased in 1964 by a Bavarian family who restored it with care (the castle is in excellent condition). It can be seen from the outside along the "Ritterweg", a path that passes nearby. The castle is private and currently cannot be visited at all.
yuliya sokolova (4 years ago)
I went last year on purpose to visit this castle. Apparently it is private property and cannot be visited. There is no information about it. Or I missed it. Too bad because from the outside it is nice and well preserved.
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