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Castel Roncolo (Schloss Runkelstein)

Castel Roncolo (Schloss Runkelstein) Review

Green hills and farmhouses north of town surround this meticulously kept castle with a red roof. It was built in 1237, destroyed half a century later, and then rebuilt soon thereafter. There's a beautifully preserved cycle of medieval frescoes inside. A tavern in the courtyard serves excellent local food and wines. To get here from Piazza Walther, take the free shuttle (Tuesday–Sunday every half hour 10–5), or the number 12 bus. It's a 20-minute walk from Piazza delle Erbe: head north along Via Francescani, continue through Piazza Madonna, connecting to Via Castel Roncolo.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Antonio 15, Bolzano, 39100 | Map It
  • Phone: 0471/329808 castle; 0471/324073 tavern
  • Cost: €8
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–6; last entry 5:30
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  • Location: Bolzano (Bozen)
Updated: 03-13-2013

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