Baroque splendour behind 365 windows
On a hill above Mareit near Sterzing rises Wolfsthurn Castle, described by the Tyrolean historian Johann N. Tinkhauser in the 19th century as “the most beautiful castle in all Tyrol”. The baroque castle has since its building been in the possession of the Sternbach family, and since 1996 has accommodated the South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing. The Museum displays the originally furnished ceremonial rooms as well as a rich cultural and historical collection on the history of hunting and fishing. The interesting “Forest and Water” walking trail leads to the castle.
"Forest and Water" walking trail
The "Forest and Water" walking trail allows visitors to experience these two habitats with all their senses.
Only baroque castle in Tyrol
Wolfsthurn Castle disposes of characteristic objects of the Baroque period like paintings and sculptures. What is behind the 365 windows? Simply Baroque splendor.
Photo: Hermann Maria Gasser
13th May: International Museum Day
Along the walking trail to the castle and in the permanent exhibition, visitors will learn many interesting facts about the local wildlife. They make imaginative animals with pebbles and other natural materials in the handicraft workshop.
Admission is free.