The castle belongs to the Lords of Taufers' dynasty. It was built in the XIII century and was transformed into a residence in the XV and XVI century. Since 1977 it has been property of the Sudtiroler Bergeninstitut Association. It consists of 64 rooms, 24 of which have wooden panelling.
In the Chapel it is possible to admire the gothic frescoes of the painting school of Pacher, dated back to 1482.
Precious is also the armoury, the big library, the Princes room, the audience room and the dungeon. Worth a mention are the refined majolica stubes. According to the legend, the last descendent of the Taufers lived a contrasted love with the chief of the guards.
Well-known is the room haunted by the ghosts where you can hear the laments of the murderer of her husband on her wedding day.
Opening times 2020
Minor summer season 2020
(31.05.-11.07.2020 and 01.09.-02.11.2020)
Everyday (also Mondays) at 10am, 11am, 12am, 2pm, 3.15pm and 4.30pm
Peak summer season 2020
- Guided tours in italian: everyday (also Mondays) at 10.00, 10.30, 11.10, 11.45, 12.15 a.m. and at 1.15, 2.00, 2.35, 3.15, 3.50, 4.30 and 5.00 p.m.
- Guided tours in german: everyday at 10.00, 11.10, 12.15 a.m. and at 1.15, 2.00, 3.15 and 4.30 p.m.
- Tue and Thu at 9.00 p.m. (night-tours)
03.11.2020-05.12.2020: everyday (also Mondays) at 3pm in german and at 4pm in italian
06.12.2020-29.05.2021: everyday (also Mondays) at 11am and 3pm in german and at 12am and 4pm in italian
Exception: The 24th December the castle is closed in the afternoon and the 25th December and 1st January the castle is closed in the morning
Entry fees 2020
Visits of the exhibition and courtyard with tower without a guided tour
10.04.2020 to 02.11.2020
Adults: 6,00 €
Children (age 6-16), students and seniors (over 65): 3,00 €
Visits with guided tour through the rooms
Adults: 8,00 €
10,00 € (10.04.2020 to 02.11.2020, Peak season included the exhibition)
Students and seniors (over 65)
7,00 € (10.04.2020 to 02.11.2020, Peak season included the exhibition)
Children (age 6-16)
5,00 € (10.04.2020 to 02.11.2020 Peak season included the exhibition)
Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children under 16)
Groups over 20 people
6,00 €/pers. (10.04.2020 to 02.11.2020, Peak season included the exhibition)
Groups of children
3,50 €/pers. (10.04.2020 to 02.11.2020, Peak season included the exhibition)
How to get to Taufers Castle
Taufers Castle is accessible from the village of Sand in Taufers in the Taufers Ahrn Valley (Tauferer Ahrntal), 13km north of Bruneck. For a short, easy going walk, there is a footpath. The castle can also be reached by car via a clearly marked forest road just a kilometer north of Sand in Taufers, branching off of route SS621 (Sand in Taufers-Prettau).
For further information
Via Acereto, 1
39032 Valle Aurina (BZ)
Südtiroler Burgeninstitut - Tel. (+39) 0471 982255
Trostburg - Tel. (+39) 0471 654401
Taufers - Tel. (+39) 0474 678053