RS Dreiburgenwanderung Hocheppan P
RS Dreiburgenwanderung Hocheppan P

Appiano Castle

One of the three destinations of the Three Castles’ Walk and at the same time Appiano’s most famous castle towers above Missiano.

One of the main fortified castles of South Tyrol is enthroned on a rugged rock face above Missiano (Missian): It is Appiano Castle (Burg Hocheppan, in German) which history dates back to 1125 AD and Lord Ulrich II of Appiano - some researchers, however, claim that it has emerged in a subsequent date. In 1158, the Lords of Appiano attacked a papal delegation and were punished by Henry the Lion with the demolition of the fortress. The castle was soon rebuilt. After the Counts of Enzenberg, the municipality of Appiano acquired the property in 2016.

Appiano Castle is well protected: The defending parts date back to the 16th century and are completed by a turret outside the circular wall. Also the Chalk Tower (Kreideturm), approx. 10 minutes away, is part of the complex. The pentagonal donjon, however, is one of the few of its kind. Inside the building there are a tavern and the castle chapel which boasts one of the best preserved fresco cycles all over Tyrol dating back to the 13th century. Appiano Castle can be reached from the village in a 45-minute walk - the chapel and the castle can be visited during a guided tour.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Mon 26 Sep 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 27 Sep 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 28 Sep closed
  • Thu 29 Sep 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 30 Sep 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 01 Oct 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 02 Oct 11:00 - 16:00

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Guided castle-chapel tour - summer 2022 (04/09/2022 - 08/31/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 11:00 - 16:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) closed

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) closed

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 11:00 - 16:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 11:00 - 16:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Guided castle-chapel tour - September 2022 (09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Guided castle-chapel tour - October 2022 (10/01/2022 - 11/06/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 16:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) 11:00 - 16:00

Admission

guided castle-chapel tour:
€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.00 seniors, students
€ 4.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 3.00 children (up to 14 years)

€ 16.00 family ticket

More information

Castle and chapel are accessible only during a guided tour (EN, DE and IT). Guided castle tour with visit of the chapel at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm (about 45 minutes), guided chapel tour at noon time and 4 pm (about 30 minutes). In case of bad weather, the guided tours could be cancelled.

The tavern is open during the warm months daily from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays till 10 pm, Wednesdays rest day (phone: +39 333 6698212). No rest day in October.

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