RS terlan burg ruine schloss neuhaus maultasch
RS terlan burg ruine schloss neuhaus maultasch

Casanova Castle (Maultasch Castle)

Castel Casanova above Terlano in the Valle dell’Adige valley is closely linked to the person of Margaret, Countess of Tyrol.

Casanova Castle towers high above Terlano (Terlan), nearly invisible from the valley. Only the donjon which dates back to 1228 can be recognised. In the 14th century, the castle was the favourite place of Margaret, Countess of Tyrol, nicknamed "Maultasch" (large mouth). Two hypotheses are used as an explanation for the nickname. The castle took its name from the toll station called "mala tasca" (mousetrap) beneath it and passed it on to the countess, or vice versa: Margaret was already known as "Maultasch" and gave her nickname to the castle.

The large complex consists of fortresses and ring walls with swallow-tailed battlements. A tunnel dug into the mountain connects the inner castle with an associated outer building. Over the centuries, Casanova Castle (Burg Neuhaus, in German) fell into decay until some years ago, when the Counts of Enzenberg had it consolidated and partly protected with roofs. Today a nice family walk leads on the so-called "Margarethenweg" path from the road above Terlano to the castle (30 minutes walking time). Information panels tell about the building which is freely accessible.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Wed 28 Jul 00:00 - 00:00
  • Thu 29 Jul 00:00 - 00:00
  • Fri 30 Jul 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sat 31 Jul 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sun 01 Aug 00:00 - 00:00
  • Mon 02 Aug 00:00 - 00:00
  • Tue 03 Aug 00:00 - 00:00

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General opening hours

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


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