More than 40 castles and fortresses in the Venosta Valley holiday region are a major attraction to holiday visitors. Rich in history and legends, the castles are a journey in time, from the early Middle Ages to the nineteenth-century. Juval Castle, the summer residence of celebrity mountaineer, Reinhold Messner and the Kastelbell Castle and Goldrain Castle are mostly well preserved. With an 800-year history and its extraordinary armory, Churburg Castle in Sluderno/Schluderns never fails to enthrall junior knights. Besides having an impressive appearance, visitors can also try on about 50 medieval knight’s armor. On guided tours of Kastelbell Castle, families can take part in a treasure hunt as well as visit the didactical trail.