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“"Worth the Walk"”

Castle Tyrol - South Tyrolean Museum of History
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Tirolo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opening hours: from 15th March to 10th December from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (from 1 to 31 August until 6 p.m.) Closed on Mondays except 17th April 2017 and 14th August 2017
Hampshire
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“"Worth the Walk"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Take the chair lift one way from Merano up to Monte S. Benedetto and walk up to Tirolo, have a refreshment stop in one of many cafe's and then continue walking up to the Castle. Entry is free with Merano card and an English Guide Hand out will be given to you. There are some English audio stations to sit and listen to , take your time and take in the history and enjoy the views from the top. Don't forget to sign the visitors book there are very few UK visitors. You can now take one of the paths back down to Merano, you can stop for a Beer or Coffee at a Cafe' just above Town. "Enjoy"

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Do Not Miss this Castle!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Even on a rainy morning, when the castle peeked in and out of the fog, this was well worth the walk (folks with disabilities can hire a taxi). Stunning castle and the museum of South Tyrolean history is so well done, with listening stations (in multiple languages). The views are breathtaking.

Visited April 2013
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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“Be ready for the diffucult hike up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

The castle and the historical exhibits housed within it are fascinating and cover the nearly 1000 years since the castle was built to the end of the 19th Century. Not much in the way of English interpretations are here, so unless you speak Italian or German, you will only be able to look at the exhibits. All of the audios are in English, however, so don't pass up the opportunity to don the headphones provided at various exhibits and listen to the terrific historical stories they tell. Tthere are old coins, kitchen implements, weaponry, and various other exhibits relating to the castle's construction, everyday life within it, and the nobles who have lived inside its walls. The brochure describes a 20 minute stroll from the carpark to the castle, but we found it to be not a stroll, but rather a 40 minute hike nearly straight uphill. Definitely not for those with a heart condition, but highly recommended for all others. The brochure also says that there is a fee for parking, but at this time of year parking was free. Also be prepared for unbeliveably strong winds on the way up and in the outdoor areas of the castle. The views from the castle are not to be believed--on a clear day you can see northward all the way up the valley to Austria. My wife, who teaches medieval history, said that if we had actually looked at every exhibit we would have needed a full day here. Ask for the senior discount if you are over 65, because it won't be offered otherwise. There are modern toilet facilities, a shop and a cafe within the castle. Can't say enough about it.

Visited March 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Castle...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

I can't say nothing about the inside because we visited Tirolo the first day of the year and it was closed. The outside is impressive due to the high level of conservation of this Medioeval structure. Really close you can also appreciate the "Piramids of Soil", which represent a peculiar geological event present just in Tirolo and in Val of Renon.
You can achieve the Castle after a nice walk (10 minutes, not more) between apple trees.

The view is great and you can also have a sit on one of the benches in front of the castle, with the view on the valley, which give you the opportunity to see from an high point the City of Merano.

Visited January 2013
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“Tirolo- a hidden treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Tirolo is a nice village with a historic background (2 castles and more attractions) near Moreno, north of Bolzano in northern Italy.
It's nice to stroll through the villgage, view the fantastic landscape from the height of the village and view and even visit (there is a fee) the castles- all within short walking distance.

Visited August 2012
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