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.

The complex of Palù Castle (Schloss Moos, in German) and the Schulthaus Residence is hidden above Ganda Castle in Appiano Monte and consists of various residential houses and farm buildings. Slightly underneath, there is the St. Catherine Chapel, which also is part of these historical buildings: In 1880 it was transformed into a residential building. In 1988, however, a room of the chapel was reconverted into its original destination.

Already around 1270 AD, a small castle and two residences, inhabited by various families, were located in this place. In the course of time, the small castle was integrated into the much larger building of Palù Castle. When the noble family of the castle owners became extinct, by a wedding the entire possession passed into the hands of the von Schulthaus family: from the once separate 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 were discovered - nowadays, the wall murals include topics such as the topsy-turvy world, the war of cats and mice and the phallus tree.

In 1985, the Museum of Medieval Culture of Living was opened in these venerable walls: inside there are a medieval kitchen and a Gothic parlour, as well as implements from the last centuries and an exhibition room with a collection of paintings by Tyrolean artists. Since 2013, Castel Moos-Schulthaus has been administered by the South Tyrolean Castle Institute.

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