The Velthurns Castle is one of the most important cultural monuments in Feldthurns and remarkably well-preserved. It was built in the 16th century by the bishop of Brixen and for a long time it was the prince-bishops’ summer residence. The building itself is worth seeing due to numerous renaissance works of art, for example the gilded coffered ceiling in the prince’s room.
Today the Velthurns Castle is in the possession of the province South Tyrol, which has renovated it in the eighties. From March to November you can visit the castle during a guided tour. Moreover there are a museum of local history and a gallery with different exhibitions open to the public.
Guided tours are held at 10 am, 11 am, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm, in July and August also at 4.30 pm. Guided tours for groups are offered even outside these hours. Monday is the day of rest. The entrance fee comes to 5.00 €. Children, teenagers, students, groups with more than 15 people and families get a reduced ticket. Information and appointments on +39 0472 855 525.
Current exhibitions in the gallery of Velthurns Castle:
- Permanent archaeological display: till 31/11/2014, open daily except Mondays from 10 to 12 am and from 2.30 to 4.30 pm
- Exhibition by Cornelia Lochmann: 2 to 16/5/2014, from 10 to 12 am and from 3 to 6 pm; opening on Friday 2/5/2014 at 4 pm
- Exhibition by Bernhard Kerer: 2 to 12/10/2014, open all day on Saturdays and Sundays, on workdays from 10 to 12 am and from 4 to 7 pm
- Autumn exhibition: 31/10 to 9/11/2014, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 6 pm, on workdays from 2 to 6 pm