Schloss Runkelstein
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Runkelstein Castle



Mankind and the hunt in Tyrol 


The hunting scenes which can be seen in the frescos of Runkelstein Castle showing hunts for bear, wild boar, stag, ibex and chamois, as well as hunting scenes in other picturesque castles, mansions and historic farmhouses in the Tyrol, offer a valuable insight into the history of hunting. From these works of art, we can learn a lot about the types of hunting and the hunting techniques used in the past. The exhibition explores the history of hunting from prehistory until the modern period.

The exhibition will open on Friday 19th June 2020!

Music festival KLANGfestMUSICALI

8th - 23rd July 2020

6 summer concerts in the courtyard of Runkelstein Castle. Enjoy the special atmosphere in this historical site.

You find the detailed programme on


summer 2021

The initiative takes place on 3 days, with several events und happenings to discover some of the castles in and around Bolzano. Take a historical look at times gone by, take part to a show or exhibition, or just simply enjoy a good meal in a somewhat different setting!

Each castle offers particular themed events: Medievial shows, round tables and meetings with international celebrities, music, Medieval food and much more hidden behind their ancient walls.

The detailed programme will be published on

Long night of museums in Bolzano Bozen

Between 4 pm to 1 am the public can visit the museums all over the city.

Free entrance in all museums.

You find the detailed programme on


!open until the 12th January 2020!


and his illustrated

Runkelstein Castle

In 1501, Emperor Maximilian I visited Runkelstein Castle and saw the splendid frescoes painted around 1400 on behalf of the bourgeois Vintler family: the adventures of knights and heroes, and especially the characters of the triads along the Summer House. The images of Runkelstein Castle had a profound impact on the Emperor and his culture of remembrance, the images becoming models for literary and figurative works and subsequently inspiring the famous cenotaph of Innsbruck, watched over by those heroes and ancestors that he had also met in the Illustrated Runkelstein Castle.

Download here the flyer of the exhibition.

Sill 15

I - 39100 Bozen/Bolzano

Tel. +39-0471-329808

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