RS eppan schloss moos schulthaus
RS eppan schloss moos schulthaus

Palù Castle

The complex of Palù Castle and the Schulthaus Residence in Appiano houses the Museum of Medieval Culture of Living.

Palù Castle (Schloss Moos, in German) and the Schulthaus Residence - various residential houses and farm buildings - are hidden in Appiano Monte. Slightly below, there is the related St. Catherine Chapel. Already in 1270, a small castle and two residences, inhabited by various families, were located in this place. Later on, the small castle was integrated into the much larger building of Palù Castle. When the noble family of its owners died out, the possession passed into the hands of the Von Schulthaus family by marriage: From the buildings emerged Palù-Schulthaus Castle.

In 1958, the merchant Walther Amonn from Bolzano purchased the complex and had it renovated. During these works, whitewashed frescoes from the 15th century showing e.g. the topsy-curvy world, the war of cats and mice and the phallus tree were discovered. In 1985, the Museum of Medieval Culture of Living was opened in these venerable walls. Inside there are a Gothic parlour, implements from the last centuries and a collection of paintings by Tyrolean artists. Since 2013, Palù-Schulthaus Castle has been administered by the South Tyrolean Castle Institute.


Opening hours of the Museum for Medieval Culture of Living


Further information:
phone: +39 0471 660139, moos@burgeninstitut.com


In summer 2020, access may still be subject to certain restrictions.

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