Originally Neuhaus Castle Ruin was called Maultasch Castle, named after the Duchess Margarethe Maultasch.
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In 1228 the castle has been mentioned for the first time. According to narrations, the castle used to be the most popular residence of the duchesse Margarethe Maultasch, and in the 19th century it has also been named after her.
This castle is located above Terlano, but can hardly be seen from the Valle dell’Adige. Except the castle tower, which boasts a rather characteristic form. Quadrangular inside and even pentagonal outside, it towers in the sky. Apparently the upper part of the steeple was habitable. If you scale the hill on which the castle tower is located, you come across the huge castle complex with circular wall and decorative pinnacles at the top. Even a tunnel has been driven, which connects the castle with a respective building outside.
From 1382 to 1559 Maultasch Castle was in possession of the Lords of Niedertor, while from 1585 to 1733 the aristocrats of the nobility Wolkenstein-Trostburg were landlords of the castle. The Earls of Enzenberg recently provided for the consolidation of the oddments of the castle. Partly the building was newly roofed.
However, the legends on the castle as well as on Margarethe Maultasch are not really sweet-talking. Nevertheless the legendary castle located above Terlano is one of many witnesses of a historic time period.
About one km above Terlano, on the road to Meltina, a pleasant hiking trail starts towards Maultasch Castle. This path is a perfect trail for families and provides movement, information as well as exciting adventures. Particularly spring and autumn are ideal seasons for this promenade. It is also walkable with prams, which only in the last short part has to be carried. The castle itself and of course the breathtaking view are anyhow a great experience both for adults and children.