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INFORMATION TAUFERS CASTLE AT SAND IN TAUFERS (CAMPO TURES)

TOURS

Taufers Castle can be toured with or without a guide (without the guide only in summer) 

Breakfast Room The self-guided tour is of the castle complex. Clearly arranged information tablets are situated throughout the complex including:

  • the areas of the courtyard with forge and castle garden
  • the dungeon with film-show room.  The film is either a documentary about Taufers Castle or about special events
  • the "ice cellar", battlement parapet, and the attic (used for grain storage) of the former Great Hall

The guided tour covers the castle complex plus over 20 furnished show rooms such as

  • the chapel with Michael Pacher paintings
  • the library, Cardinal's Room, and guest rooms
  • the Knights' Hall and Chamber of Armory
  • the office, courtroom, the "torture chamber", and prison
  • he "sickroom" which includes the collection of portraits of the pupils of the 16th century nobles' school at Taufers
  • the "Ghost Room" of Margarethe von Taufers

 

Sigismundus Freyherr zu Wolckhenstain, 10 years oldIn addition to these tours, visitors are welcome to attend the Südtiroler Burgeninstitut's other offerings like seasonal exhibitions in the dungeon and the occasional cultural event.  We also invite you to the refreshments and ambiance of the castle's bar.

Visitors bringing their dogs with them can leave them in the provided "dog boxes" while on tour.

OPENING TIMES AND ENTRY FEES OF TAUFERS CASTLE 2017-2019

Exhibition "Stories and legends " (28.04-04.11.2018)

  • everyday (also monday) from 10 am to 5 pm

Visits for groups: possible with reservation at the number +39 0474 678053 or taufers@burgeninstitut.com

 

REGULAR GUIDED TOURS
through the rooms (English sheets to follow the tours will be given)

Winterseason 2017/18 (02.11.2017-01.06.2018)

  • everyday (also Mondays) at 10am and 3pm in german and at 11am and 4pm in italian

Exception: The 24th December the castle is closed in the afternoon and the 25th December and 1st January the castle is closed in the morning.

Minor summer season 2018 (02.06.-07.07.2018 and 01.09.-04.11.2018)

  • everyday (also Mondays) at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3.15pm and 4.30pm

Peak summer season 2018 (08.07.-31.08.2018)

Guided tours in italian:

  • everyday (also Mondays) at 10.00, 10.30, 11.10, 11.45, 12.15 a.m. and at 1.15, 2.00, 2.35, 3.15, 3.50, 4.30 and 5.00 p.m.

Guided tours in german:

  • everyday at 10.00, 11.10, 12.15 a.m. and at 1.15, 2.00, 3.15 and 4.30 p.m.
  • Tue and Thu at 9.00 p.m. (night-tours)

Special programm for children:

  • every Monday and Wednesday: Bauernlandzwerge - Information and reservation Tel. +39 0474 678076 (Tourism Office Sand in Taufers)


Winterseason 2018/19

05.11.2018-07.12.2018:

  • everyday (also Mondays) at 3pm in german and at 4pm in italian

08.12.2018-01.06.2019:

  • everyday (also Mondays) at 10am and 3pm in german and at 11am and 4pm in italian

Exception: The 24th December the castle is closed in the afternoon and the 25th December and 1st January the castle is closed in the morning.

Please note that all information are without guarantees and is subject to change. Changes are possible.

 

ENTRY FEES 2018

Visits oft the exhibition and courtyard with tower without a guided tour from 28.04.2018 to 04.11.2018:

Adults: 5,00 €
Children (age 6-14), students and seniors (over 65): 3,00 €


Visits with guided tour through the rooms:

Adults
8,00 €
10,00€ (28.04.2018 to 04.11.2018 Peak season included the exhibition)

Studentsandseniors (over 65)
6,00 €
7,00 €(28.04.2018 to 04.11.2018 Peak season included the exhibition)

Children (age6-14)
4,00 €
5,00 € (28.04.2018 to 04.11.2018 Peak season included the exhibition)

Family Pass (2 adultsand 2 children under 18)
26,00 €

Groups over 20 people
5,00 €/pers.
6,00 €/pers.( 28.04.2018 to 04.11.2018 Peak season included the exhibition)

Groops of children
3,00 €/pers.
3,50 €/pers.( 28.04.2018 to 04.11.2018 Peak season included the exhibition)

Please note that all information are without guarantees and is subject to change. Changes are possible.

 

ENTRY FEES 2017

Visits oft the exhibition and courtyard with tower without a guided tour from 01.05.2017 to 01.11.2017:

Adults
5,00 €

Children (age6-14), studentsandseniors (over 65)
3,00 €


Visits with guided tour through the rooms:

Adults
8,00 €
10,00€ (01.05.2017 to 01.11.2017 Peak season included the exhibition)

Studentsandseniors (over 65)
5,00 €
7,00 €(01.05.2017 to 01.11.2017 Peak season included the exhibition)

Children (age6-14)
3,00 €
5,00 € (01.05.2017 to 01.11.2017 Peak season included the exhibition)

Family Pass (2 adultsand 2 children under 18)
26,00 €

Groups over 20 people
4,00 €/pers.
6,00 €/pers.(01.05.2017 to 01.11.2017 Peak season included the exhibition)

Groops of children
2,50 €/pers.
3,50 €/pers.(01.05.2017 to 01.11.2017 Peak season included the exhibition)

Please note that all information are without guarantees and is subject to change. Changes are possible.

ACCESSIBILITY

Taufers Castle is accessible from the village of Sand in Taufers in the Taufers Ahrn Valley (Tauferer Ahrntal), 13km north of Bruneck. For a short, easy going walk, there is a footpath.  The castle can also be reached by car via a clearly marked forest road just a kilometer north of Sand in Taufers, branching off of route SS621 (Sand in Taufers-Prettau).
 

Parkinglocations at the castle are limited.

 
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