Scena Castle

The original core of Castle Scena is dated back to 1346, and was then restore and enlarged in the second half of the XIX century by the Archduke of Austria, who moved there with his beloved lady for whom he renounced the throne. His successors, the counts of Meran, still live in the castle. The castle had a turbulent history. One of its famous owners, Petermann von Schenna, one of the favourites of the Duchess Margherita Maultasch, the last countess of Tyrol. During the next centuries it had been held by different lords till is passed to the Archduke of Austria.

The castle is particularly admired for the gothic Mausuleum in front of the old parish church, and the armoury, one of the most precious in Europe. Worth a visit are the knights' rooms with excellent paintings, the many art objects and the portrait gallery. Moreover, inside the castle there is one of the most complete collections on Andreas Hofer in the whole Alto Adige.

Opening times

Open from 15 april to 31 october 2019
Tuesday - Friday: regular guided tours at 10.30, 11.30 am / 2.00, 3.00 pm
Closed Saturday/Sunday/Monday
Evening guide tours: every Monday at 9 pm

How to get there

From Austria and Germany:
- Brenner-Autobahn (A 13)
- Exit Bozen-Süd/Meran
- "MeBo" expressway

Towards Meran (SS 38)
- Exit Meran-Süd/Sinich
- then follow signs to Schenna (approx. 5 km)

From Switzerland:
- Main road through Vinschgau (SS 38) - to Algund - "MeBo" expressway towards Bozen (SS 38) - Exit Meran-Süd/Sinich - then follow signs to Schenna (approx. 5 km)

Where to park in Schenna

- Raiffeisenkasse underground garage - 200 m
- By the Mausoleum - 200 m
- By the school - 100 m

For further information
Scena castle
Schlossweg 14
I-39017 Schenna / South Tyrol
Tel: +39 0473 945630