Tures Castle towers high above Campo Tures and fits very well into the surrounding mountain panorama of the Valle Aurina.
The impressive Tures Castle above the village of Campo Tures in the Val Pusteria fits very well into the surrounding mountain scenery.
Since 1315 the castle had been in the possession of the Lords of Tures. However, after the Tures family died out around 1340, it started to decline. At the beginning of the 20th century Ludwig Lobmayr restored Tures Castle for the first time. Around 1945 the second restoration was funded by Hieronymus Gassner. Today, Tures Castle can be divided into a Romanesque part dating back to the time of the Lords of Tures (keep, residence tower with mullioned windows, castle chapel) and a Gothique part built by the Bishops of Bressanone (fountain house, drawbridges, parapet walks, ecc.). In 1977 Tures Castle finally entered into the possession of the South Tyrolean Castles Association.
Today, one third of the castle can be visited. The furniture and the tile stoves in the 64 rooms are original. Moreover, the castle exhibits Swiss pine panelling, Gothic and Romanesque artworks, several cupboards of different styles, ecc. Every year, Tures Castle counts about 70,000 visitors. Children are particularly attracted by the armoury, while art lovers want to see the famous Pacher frescoes. And the unique position of the castle enchants everybody! Moreover, Tures Castle hosts a very cosy tavern.
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