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A journey into the past


A journey into medieval time

10. - 11.06.2023

"The women and the knights, the sufferings and pleasures
that love and courtesy desired, where hearts
have become so vicious"

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy (Purgatorio), Canto XIV

Experience the Middle Ages with all your senses. Numerous events are offered at six castles - immerse yourself in a special atmosphere with spectacles, medieval costumes, noblewomen and knights on horseback.

The castle landscape in South Tyrol invites you to stroll and discover its treasures. Especially during Castelronda, when the most beautiful castles in and around Bolzano open their doors to visitors and reveal all their secrets in courtyards, prisons, and towers... Six castles and fortresses are involved in the initiative: Castel Trostburg in Waidbruck, Castel Runkelstein Castle in Bolzano, Castel Rafenstein  in Jenesien, Castel Festenstein Ruins in Andrian, and Castel Hocheppan and Castel Boymont in Eppan. Ladies and knights will present a rich program for an unforgettable weekend of fun and history.

The castle festival gives summer in and around Bolzano a fairytale touch.
Brochure Castelronda (GER/ITA)
Experience up close the medieval time: knights in full armor, sword fights and noblewomen

Trostburg Castle, located on a rise above the village of Waidbruck/Ponte Gardena, dates back the 12th century and is one of the grandest fortified complexes in South Tyrol. 


  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Education on medieval culture Presence of knights in armor and fencing master; sword fighting; reconstruction of clothing and armor from the late 14th century. Elephant Company


  • 11:30 a.m.: "Music and Dance" Medieval music and dance performance with the involvement of the audience. Stage improvisations for the audience, interacting with the armies and figures in general; educational interludes on costume and settings. The Passemezzo in collaboration with Landsknechte Bretten 1504



  • Jubilee exhibition "TRIO" - 850 years since the first naming of Trostburg Castle:
    Saturday, June 3 to Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, with artists Lois Anvidalfarei and Gotthard Bonell
Gratis shuttle
  • 9.30 am - 6.30 pm from Klausen Marktplatz (market square) every 60 minutes
  • 9.30 am - 6.30 from Dominikaner Square Bolzano (piazza Domenicani) every 60 minutes
Castel Trostburg
Burgfriedenweg 22, Waidbruck
+39 0471 654 401

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