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Tyrol Castle

Once the ancestral home of the Counts of Tyrol, is now the headquarters of the South Tyrol Museum of Culture and History.
The permanent exhibition at the castle gives fascinating insight into the history of the region, from prehistory right up to the present day.

The castle
Tyrol castle, whose first phase of construction goes back to the 11th century and from which the region around was governed until 1420 was of such importance that it gave its name to the country. From these years, the years of economic and cultural blossoming, most of the historic treasures of the castle date: two richly decorated portals as well as the chapel with frescos from the 13th century are more than worth a visit.

The museum
In the temple of the castle we immerge in the world of archaeology. Here you can find discoveries of human settlement in the region going back to the 7th century B.C . On your way from the Eastern Palace to the Kaiser's Hall you discover different facets of the Middle Ages, from the customs to the music. The story of the origin of Tyrol castle is told and illuminated with the aid of computer simulation, which lays the different construction phases of the castle one on top of the other. In the castle tower we have arrived in modernity and discover the changing contemporary history of the region betweeen 1898 until 1992.

The refuge for birds of prey
In addition to the extensive grounds of the Province Museum, archaeological finds, and interactive exhibits, Tyrol Castle is home to the Tirolo refuge for birds of prey, which offers regular flight shows.
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