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A journey into the past
View of Trostburg Castle in summer


A journey into medieval time

01. - 02.06.2024

"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) 2023
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. 


  • 10:00 – 18:00: Didactics on medieval military life, presence of knights in armor and a fencing master, reconstruction of late 14th-century clothing and armor - Association Compagnia degli Elefanti
  • 10:30, 12:30, 16:30: „Fights between two knights“ – Two knights will duel with swords - Association Compagnia degli Elefanti
  • 11:00, 14:00 & 15:00: Guided castle tour (Entrance fee: Adults €8.00 | Students and +65 €6.00 | Children 6-14 years €5.00 | Groups €3.50 - free with Südtirol Guest Pass KlausenCard)


  • 10:00 „Music and Dance“ - Musical performances with drums, bagpipes, and Renaissance dances that invite the audience to join in. The audience will also learn interesting facts about customs and traditions. In collaboration with Schola Tamburi Storici di Conegliano and Danilo Turchetti
Gratis shuttle & public transport means


  • From 09:30 to 18:30, every 60 minutes, from Dominikanerplatz in Bolzano


The Trostburg castle is located in Waidbruck/Ponte Gardena and is also easily accessible by public transport means.

  • Train from Brixen or Bolzano
  • Bus lines (from Brixen 170 & 360 // from Bolzano 301 & 350)


Public Transport Timetables

Castel Trostburg
Burgfriedenweg 22, Waidbruck
+39 0471 654 401

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