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.
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€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.00 children (6-12 years), students
€ 5.00 groups (min. 10 people)
€ 5.00 seniors, people with disabilities
€ 2.50 student classes (up to 18 years)
€ 15.00 family ticket
free for children under 6 years
The castle is accessible only during a guided tour: May 20 to October 31, 2021, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (reservation needed).