Welcome to Wolfsthurn Castle

South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing

At home at the castle

The state rooms from 18th and 19th century

With crossbow and fishing rod

The cultural history of hunting and fishing

Face to face

Wildlife in the Alps

Dear visitors,

We do our best to make your visit in the phase 2 of the Covid 19 pandemic an interesting, varied and safe stay. For this we need your participation, because only together can we master this challenge.

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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.

Preview of the program for 2020

As a precautionary measure to help contain the further spread of coronavirus, all events in the current year have been cancelled

Until further notice the mediation offer is limited to short guided tours outdoors for small groups (max. 10 people) in compliance with the safety and protective measures (e.g. wearing mouth-nose protection). Advance booking is required.

Thank you for your understanding.

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On the prowl in old walls