Folk belief at the Castle of Taufers (29.03.-03.11.2024)

The Castle was first mentioned in 1224 and is celebrating its 800th anniversary.

A Postcard Castle

The sight of the mighty Taufers Castle (Burg Taufers) literally calls for an exploration of the complex (13th century) from up close. The picturesque castle courtyard with keep, battlement and knight’s taproom are worth a visit. The many wood-panelled halls and chambers date back to the 16th century and are fully furnished. The castle chapel is decorated with frescoes from the Pacher School. Children love visiting the armory chamber. Adults are enthusiastic about the library, the delightful portraits of students from the 16th century, and the courtrooms.
The guides of the South Tyrolean Castle Institute are committed to show the many interior rooms and pass on the many legends and castle stories, such as that of poor Margarethe von Taufers, whose ghost mourns night after night for her lover.
Taufers is rightly one of the most visited castles in the country.

TOUR OF THE CASTLE with a guided tour of the interior

The castle’s furnished interiors are only accessible with a guided tour. The tour goes through over twenty rooms, including the courtroom, the library, the chapel, the knight’s hall, the “ghost room”, the armory chamber, the torture chamber, the cardinal’s room and the cozy guest rooms. In addition to the historical furnishings, a collection of student portraits from the 16th century and late Gothic frescoes in the chapel are an extraordinary rarity.

VISIT TO THE TOWER AND EXHIBITIONS without a guide (only from Eastern to Allsaints )

Accessible are: the gate system with the drawbridges, the attractive castle garden, the old kitchens, the large inner courtyard with a blacksmith shop, cistern and ice cellar. Information boards explain the individual components. The keep with film screening room (documentary film about the castle), the battlements and the attic of the former Palas (“Kasten”) can also be visited without a tour. The latter is particularly impressive due to the beam construction from the 17th century.

Opening hours


Visit to the castle with a guided tour of its interior:



  • every day at 11 am in german and 12 pm in italian


    • every day at 11 am and 3 pm in german and at 12 pm and 4 pm in italian


      Exception: the 24th december the castle is closed in the morning, the 25th december and 1st january the castle is closed in the morning

Visit to the castle with a guided tour of its interior:


Summer Season 2024 (29.03.-06.07.2024 and 01.09.-03.11.2024)

  • every day at 10, 11, 14 and 16 in german, at 10, 12, 15 and 16 in italian

    Summer Peak Season 2024 (07.07.-31.08.2024)

      • german tours at 10.00, 11.10, 12.20, 13.55, 15.05, 16.15 Uhr
      • italian tours at 10.00, 10.30, 11.10, 11.40, 12.20, 13.15, 13.55, 14.25, 15.05, 15.35, 16.15, 16.45 
      • Tuesday and Thursday at 9 pm nighttour

        Special Children’s Program on  Tuesday and Wednesday:
        Information and booking Tel. +39 0474 678076 (Tourismusbüro Sand in Taufers)


Visit to the castle with a guided tour of its interior:



  • every day at 11 in german and 12 in italian


      • every day at 11 and 15 in german, at 12 and 16 in italian


        Exception: the 24th dezember the castle is closed in the morning, the 25th december and 1st january the castle is closed in the morning

Entrance fees

TOUR OF THE CASTLE with a guided tour of the interior

(including exhibitions)


10,00 €/person

13,00 €/person

Students, seniors (from 65 years)

7,00 €/person

9,00 €/person

Children (6-16 years)

5,00 €/person

6,00 €/person

Family ticket
(2 adults and 2 children under 16 years old*)

28,00 €/Family

34,00 €/Family

Groups of 20 people or more

6,00 €/person

8,00 €/person

Children and school groups

4,00 €/person

5,00 €/person

VISIT TO THE TOWER AND EXHIBITIONS without a guide (29.03.-03.11.2024)


7,00 €/person

Children (6-16 years old), students, seniors (from 65 years)

4,00 €/person

(*Every third paying child under 16 years old has free access.)
Alle Angaben ohne Gewähr.


Holders of the Museumscard and Museumsmobilcard South Tyrol have a reduced admission to the castle tour only until 6th July 2024. Then the all the cards are not valid on the castle!

At the castle…

Which language is spoken?
Temporary exhibitions and the outdoor area are equipped with trilingual signs in German, Italian and English. The tours through the interiors take place in German and Italian.
Additional languages can be downloaded free of charge to your mobile device here:

Strollers and wheelchairs
Unfortunately, there are no elevators or ramps in the 13th century structure, so strollers and wheelchairs can only reach the inner courtyard.

Dogs are allowed in the outdoor area and special exhibitions during the summer. However, dogs are not permitted on guided tours inside the castle. Four-legged friends can be housed for free in dog boxes in the castle garden.

Castle shop
At Taufers Castle you can buy souvenirs, books and unusual children’s toys. The 40m² castle shop is open in summer, and in the winter months a reduced selection of products is available at the checkout.

Arrival and parking

From Bruneck in the Pustertal you branch off for approx. 13 km into the Tauferer Ahrntal. After the market town of Sand in Taufers, one crosses a bridge on the main road. After 100 meters on the right begins a signposted 200-meters-long road to Taufers Castle. There is limited free parking there for around 40 cars. Unfortunately, buses and caravans are not allowed to drive to the castle. The address for the navigation system is “Burg-Taufers-Weg 4, Sand in Taufers”.
You are also welcome to park in the village of Sand in Taufers and take the signposted footway to the castle (5-15 minutes).