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.

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Opening times

  • Wed 22 May closed
  • Thu 23 May 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 24 May 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 25 May 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 26 May 11:00 - 16:00
  • Mon 27 May closed
  • Tue 28 May closed

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Guided castle tours - spring 2024 (23/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (31/03/2024) 11:00 - 16:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 11:00 - 16:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 11:00 - 16:00

Guided castle tours - summer 2024 (06/06/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • 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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 11:00 - 16:00

Guided castle tours - autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • 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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 11:00 - 16:00

Admission

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

€ 16.00 family ticket

More information

The opening hours refer to the guided castle tours with chapel visit (in English, German and Italian language): They are offered from Easter to the end of August from Thursday to Sunday, and from early September to early November daily except on Wednesdays, always between 11 am and 4 pm. Season start 2024 on March 23. Duration: 45 minutes, start every full hour.

Special guided tours for groups are possible also outside the opening hours.

The inner courtyard is freely accessible, the tavern itself stays open during the warm months from May on every day from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesdays rest day (phone: +39 333 6698212). In October open without rest day. The focus of the menue lies on dumplings, in autumn on Törggele dishes.

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