The Castle

Built around 1350, during the time of Margarethe Maultasch, and still in the possession of notable members of the Tyrolean aristocracy, it is to Archduke John of Austria in particular that Schenna Castle owes its current prominence among the castles and palaces of South Tyrol.


Several times, but especially through the beneficial efforts of the Counts zu Lichtenstein, the Castle was rebuilt and extended and furnished by Archduke John to meet 19th century standards of accommodation. Thus the Castle contains not only architectural and artistic treasures, but also evidence of lifestyle and decorative culture from four centuries.


Tyrol’s history, art and culture – weapons from six centuries – the largest private Andreas Hofer collection – paintings by major European artists – portraits of notable personages from Tyrolean and Austrian history – furniture and objects from everyday life from the year dot – a magnificent view of Schenna and Meran with its wonderful surroundings.


All this makes Schenna Castle well worth a visit – and a must for all lovers of South Tyrol.

We would be delighted to welcome you!
We will be pleased to give you the opportunity to visit the Castle and take
part in one of the cultural events.


Johanna & Franz Spiegelfeld