The complex of Palù Castle and the Schulthaus Residence in Appiano houses the Museum of Medieval Culture of Living.
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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 and implements from the last centuries. Castel Palù and the St. Catherine Chapel (also open to the public) are in the hands of the Walther Amonn Foundation which administers the complex.
- Via Palù / Schulthauserweg 4 - 39057 - Appiano/Monte / Eppan/Berg
- +39 0471 053906 / +39 335 7068118
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Museum for Medieval Culture of Living:
€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.00 children (6-12 years)
€ 5.00 seniors
€ 5.00 students
€ 5.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 2.50 school classes (up to 18 years)
€ 15.00 family ticket
free for children under 6 years
Castel Palù-Schulthaus is accessible only during a guided tour: Tuesday to Thursday open only on prior reservation, Friday to Sunday guided tours in German, Italian and (on request) English language at 11 am, noon time, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm (approx. 1 hour).
Season closure in winter (November to Easter).