Juval Castle

Juval Castle rises on a steep rocky spur, was built in 1278 by Hugo von Montalban in a strategic position in the middle of Venosta, Passiria and Senales Valleys. It lies at the beginning of the latest, in a high position, very strategic in case of defence.

Behind it there are the Alpine peaks, many of them over 3000 m. Besides it is a wonderful castle, it ought its name to the fact that its owner is Reinhold Messner. Well-known is the room of the thousand joys, so called for the breathtaking scenery you can enjoy from its windows.

Since 1983, the castle is the residence of Reinhold Messner who, after a restoration, put in it artistic Tibetan collections, a mask collection from the 5 continents, a photo gallery dedicated to the mountains and a botanic trail. The great mountaineer and writer opens his castle to the public in the good season and the occasion of exhibitions.


Adult: € 10,00
Children aged 6 – 14: € 4,00
Student: € 9,00
Senior citizens (65 and above): € 9,00
Family ticket: € 22,00
Groups (15 persons or more): € 9,00/Person
School classes: € 4,00/Person
Handicapped persons: € 9,00

Opening times

From the fourth Sunday of March to 30 June and from 1 September to the first Sunday in November. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Guided tours only | Closed on Wednesdays

How to get there

By car: From Meran on road no. SS38 in the direction of Reschen Pass as far as the free Juval car park on the road between Naturns and Staben. There is no parking at the castle.
By train: stop in Stava (approx. 90 minute walk from the station)
By foot:
There are three walks to MMM Juval:
- From Ciardes following the no. 3 waymark in the direction of Juval Castle (approx. 1 1/2 hours)
- From Stava following the no. 1 waymark and then the val Senales (no. 3 waymark) in the direction of Schloss Juval (approx. 1 hour)
- Along the road leading to Juval (possibly using the shuttle bus for the first half) to Unterortl and then following the Ortlsteig path in the direction of Schlosswirt Juval (approx. 1 1/2 hours)

For further information
Castel Juval - MMM
Juval 2, Castelbello
Tel.: (+39) 0471 631264