Pustertal Schloss Welsperg Welsberg
Pustertal Schloss Welsperg Welsberg

Monguelfo Castle

The particular castle complex of Monguelfo Castle especially impresses due to its high castle tower.

Monguelfo Castle, or Welsperg Castle, represents a central medieval fortification protected by additional surrounding barriers. The castle is documented first in 1167, it is a very special complex and can be seen from afar due to its high and slim castle tower which was built between 1126 and 1140. The primary functions of the tower were the possibility for observation as well as a bastion against offenders.

At the same time the whole main castle including the great hall (Palas), farm buildings and a Romanic chapel was built. In the 16th century the complex was reconstructed and extended. A severe year of destiny followed in 1765, when the majority of the castle was destroyed by a fire. The Palas and the farm buildings were destroyed beyond repair, so the Palas was completely removed and the roof truss was debased - like this the castle appears also today.

The brothers Schwikher and Otto Von Welsperg established the castle on a cliff above the village in 1140. For about 800 years the complex was owned by the family. The Von Welsperg Family was one of the most famous aristocratic families of Tyrol, through marriage and commercial policy they enlarged their property continuously.

By the way: a visit to the castle can be excellently combined with a walk on the Castle Path or the "Schlossrunde" path. And in summer in the castle area concerts and other events take place.

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Opening times

  • Sun 29 May closed
  • Mon 30 May closed
  • Tue 31 May closed
  • Wed 01 Jun closed
  • Thu 02 Jun 10:00 - 14:00
  • Fri 03 Jun 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sat 04 Jun closed

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June 2022 (06/02/2022 - 06/30/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 14:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 10:00 - 14:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Summer 2022 (07/01/2022 - 09/04/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

September 2022 (09/05/2022 - 09/16/2022)

  • Mon 13:30 - 15:30
  • Tue 13:30 - 15:30
  • Wed 13:30 - 15:30
  • Thu 13:30 - 15:30
  • Fri 13:30 - 15:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

October 2022 (09/22/2022 - 10/27/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 13:30 - 15:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 3.00 adults
€ 3.00 young people (13-18 years)
€ 2.00 children (6-12 years)
€ 2.00 seniors 65+

free for children under 6 years

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