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Castelbello Castle

The Castelbello Castle

The picturesque Castelbello Castle, first mentioned in 1238, was built by the Lords of Montalban. Majestically, it is situated on a cliff on the left bank of the Adige River. Because of its exposed position, the castle had to be protected by strong fortifications, which needed to be remodernized over the years. In 1813 and 1824, the castle was largely destroyed by fire. The Counts of Hendl rebuilt only a small part for residential purposes. At the end of a protracted court process held over decades between Count Siegmund von Hendl and the Republic of Italy for the possession of the castle, eventually a settlement was reached. This allowed the State to acquire the castle.

The Castelbello Castle is the cultural center of the village. In addition to permanent exhibitions in Spring and Autumn, alternating art exhibitions take place here. Between June and September, castle tours are held from Wednesday to Saturday in which historians retrace the turbulent history of the castle.


Opening times of the permanent exhibition "Via Claudia Augusta" 2013
20 April to 31 October
Wednesday to Sunday

Castle Tours
19.06.2013 until 20.09.2013
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday to Saturday 2.00 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 5.00 PM
Sundays and holidays at 10:30 AM to? 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 5.00 PM
Minimum number of participants: 4

Admission Prices 2013
: Adults: € 5.00, Children (6-14 years): € 3.00, Family ticket: 12.00 €

Discounts: Children under 6 years free, groups of 15 or more 10%
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