Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Jagd und Fischerei - Schloss Wolfsthurn

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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.

temporary exhibition

International Museum Day 2017 - Sunday, 21st May

Visitors are invited on a guided tour to the special exhibition "Farms without men: women's everyday life in World War I".
The free guided tours are given in German at 13,15 and at 15,15 and in Italian at 14,15 and at 16,15.

Free admission.
Opening hours on Sundays: from 13 to 17


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


Farms without men. Women's every day life in World War I

How did women in rural Tyrol experience the period of World War I?
Special exhibition
prolonged until 15th November 2017

In this special exhibition, photographs, letters, personal mementos, interviews, etc. provided insights in what it meant for women on farms to cope with work and daily life only with the help of children, adolescents, elderly people, whilst the men were at war.

Photo: Amt für Film und Medien, collection Peter Hasler, Trens.