Admission Charges

Adults€ 7.00
Families2 adults and children up to 14 years € 14.00 or
1 adult and children up to 14 years € 7.00
Groups of 15+ persons, seniors from 65 years€ 4.90
Students and apprentices up to 27 years€ 3.50
School parties (primary, middle, vocational and high schools)€ 1.50
Children up to 6 yearsfree

Additional charge for guided tours

Audio guide hire€ 4.00 per person
Audio guide deposit€ 10.00 per person
Additional charge for guided tours€ 2.00 per person
Additional charge for guided tours for school parties€ 1.50 per person
Additional charge for study programmes for school parties€ 2.50  per person

Important information

  • No traffic is permitted along the entire length of the road up to the castle, either from Tirolo or from Castel Torre. Walking up from either side requires a good 20 minutes. Taxis are permitted and a shuttle service is offered for events.
  • All three establishments (the museum, the “Gasthaus Schloss Tirol” and the aviary and bird care centre) are closed on Mondays.
  • Your four-legged friend is only allowed entry in a pet carrier, available for hire at the till.
  • Castle Tyrol closes in December each year and re-opens to the public around the middle of March.
  • We regret to inform you that most of the castle is without step-free access.

Subject to alteration

Guided Tours

Audio guides in German, Italian and English are available at the till. The audio guides provide a self-guided tour of the building and its art. As you go round the museum you will gain an insight into how the castle was built and details of the artistic treasures on display, as well as hear details of the history of the region.

Guided tours for school classes and groups are only available if booked in advance. 

NB: we would kindly request you to arrive on time for your guided tour, and to bear in mind that the walk from Tirolo to the castle takes about 25-30 minutes (from the coach park around 40 minutes). Please be advised that in the event of delays the guided tour may need to be shortened, and in the event of non-appearance a charge of € 32.00 per museum facilitator will be added to the bill. Written cancellation is possible up to the day before. If the guided tour is booked for a Saturday or Sunday, we need to be informed of the cancellation by 4 pm on the preceding Friday at the latest.

Information and bookings:

South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History
Castle Tyrol
Via del Castello 24
I-39019 Tirolo (BZ)
Tel. +39 0473 220 221

Young & Museum

Enthusing young people for the world of museums.

This was the aim of the theme for the year 2015, “Young & Museum”, organised by the Museum Department in joint sponsorship with the South Tyrol Museums Association.

The project encompasses the full spectrum of museums in South Tyrol.

The full range of events and activities on offer along with all other offers for families, children and young people, are detailed on the new and constantly updated internet platform “Young & Museum”, with clear indications for age group suitability and adapted for mobile devices such as smartphones.

Room Hire

Nowadays the Knight’s Hall and the Burgrave’s Hall are used for conferences and meetings. The room can be hired on application.

Visitors Books

The Visitors Books of Castle Tyrol which go back to 1832 have all been digitised and evaluated.

You can look up any visitors you are interested in – perhaps you will find somebody from your family! Enter any name you like and start your search! Good luck!

How to find us & Car Parking

By car to Tirolo. The road to the castle is closed to cars. There is a car park opposite the Minigolf and another opposite the Raiffeisen Bank, parking charges apply. You can reach the castle in about 30 minutes’ walk.

Via Castel Torre. From Merano, take Via Laurin to Castel Torre, and then to St. Peter. From Castel Torre onwards the road is closed to cars. There is no car park! It takes about 20-30 minutes to walk to the castle.

By bus. There is a regular bus service to Tirolo as well as to Castel Torre.

How to find us
Bus timetable