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Tures Castle
South Tyrol (Bolzano-Bozen)

The particular homey character of the feudal Taufers Castle astonishes around 75,000 visitors every year. Children enjoy the Chamber of Armoury, art admirers the frescoes in the chapel painted by the Tyrolean Michael Pacher (abt 1435-1498), and romantics the appealing medieval atmosphere. Inside the complex, most of the rooms are adorned with wood-paneled walls and beautiful cockle stoves. The "Südtiroler Burgeninstitut" (South Tyrolean Castle Association) preserves Taufers Castle as a special witness of the history of the land. In the last three decades, the Association was able to undertake several restoration and conservation projects. This has allowed many more areas of the medieval castle to be open to visitors. And with its own bar in Taufers' courtyard and with various exhibitions and events, the Association aims to motivate the holiday guest as well as locals of the valley to come again. In the last three decades, under the administration of the “Südtiroler Burgeninstitut”, it was possible to do several restoration- and conservation procedures. Now even more areas of the castle are accessible to the visitors. TAUFERS CASTLE AND ITS HISTORY As early as 1136 a noble-free family is named Taufers. In the 1220’s the family built a new, generously arranged lord house, whose donjon with an attached living tower is constructed against the mountainside, as this was thought to be the possible attacking side. The powerful Taufers Castle (Burg Taufers) is a dynastic seat of the Barons of Taufers with impressive and interesting fortified grounds. Another great hall (later used as grain storage room) is located at a secured area in the western part of the castle. The naturally given construction space is delimited by a surrounding curtain wall, where there are different living complexes, attached to it. In the 15th and 16th centuries the grounds were renovated into an expansive castle residence, most of them built in the early 16th century. The impressive weir system, although, dates back to the 15th century. Burg Taufers has been in the possession of the Südtiroler Burgeninstitut since 1977. The entire furnished and well preserved castle numbers among the greatest and most beautiful castles of the entire Tyrolean region. Of the sixty-four rooms of the castle, around two dozen are paneled. In the castle chapel, there are frescoes of extraordinary value from the school of Pacher. Particularly noteworthy is the Prince's Room, the large library, the courtroom, the so called Haunted Room, the dungeon, the armoury, and the many tiled ovens. 

Copyright: Renzo Falconi
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10500x5250
Taken: 17/03/2015
Uploaded: 17/03/2015


Tags: nature; history; castle; middle ages
More About South Tyrol (Bolzano-Bozen)

La Provincia autonoma di Bolzano - Alto Adige (in tedesco Autonome Provinz Bozen - Südtirol, in ladino Provinzia Autonòma de Bulsan - Südtirol) è una delle due parti costituenti la regione italiana del Trentino-Alto Adige.Assieme al Trentino, al Tirolo Settentrionale ed al Tirolo Orientale, l'Alto Adige costituisce un'euroregione, corrispondente (con buona approssimazione) al territorio della regione storica del Tirolo. (ulteriori info su Wikipedia)

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