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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 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.

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Opening times

The guided castle tours are offered only on reservation!

  • Sat 15 Jun 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 16 Jun 11:00 - 15:00
  • Mon 17 Jun closed
  • Tue 18 Jun 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 11:00 - 15:00

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Guided tours - spring 2024 (28/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 15:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Guided tours - summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 15:00

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

Guided tours - autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 15:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 11:00 - 15:00

Admission

Museum for Medieval Culture of Living:
€ 10.00 adults
€ 7.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 7.00 seniors
€ 5.00 students
€ 2.50 school classes (up to 18 years)

€ 20.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years

More information

Palù-Schulthaus Castle is accessible only during a guided tour booked in advance (DE, IT, evt. EN): The guided tours take place from Tuesday to Sunday from Easter to early November.

The guided tours last for one hour and are offered at 11 am, noon time, 2 pm and 3 pm, on request also at 10 am resp. 4 pm. Season start 2024 on March 28.

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