san michele castello di montereale koenigsberg
san michele castello di montereale koenigsberg

Castello di Monreale

Monreale Castle, also called Königsberg, was once built to guard the Rotaliana plain and the access to the Val di Cembra valley.

Amidst the woods of Faedo, a stronghold of the Counts of Appiano is located which once was the seat of the court and the centre of power during the Königsberg Dynasty, who ruled the area around the villages of Lavis, Pressano, Nave, San Michele, Faedo, Giovo, Lisignago, Cembra, Faver and Valda. Monreale Castle, located in the south of Tyrol at that time, had an important strategic significance as the trade routes between north and south passed by here.

Over the centuries, the castle changed hands several times and was also owned by the Counts of Tyrol, the Prince Bishops of Trento and the Habsburgs. The venerable walls were often restored and rebuilt, from the former appearance there is still today a crenellated ring wall and a massive hexagonal tower. Inside the Castello di Monreale there is also a castle chapel.

Today it is owned by the Merano entrepreneur Karl Schmid and is the seat of an agricultural enterprise.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed
  • Thu 03 Dec closed
  • Fri 04 Dec closed
  • Sat 05 Dec closed
  • Sun 06 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/06/2020 - 12/03/2020)

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  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
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The castle is privately owned and is only accessible during an event.

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