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Castles and museum

If you love culture and nature, our territory has a wide choice of places to visit, including castles, museums and parks.

The fun doesn’t stop in Molveno. There are lots of other opportunities to enrich your Trentino experience in the surrounding areas.

Visit the Spormaggiore Wildlife Park and the most important castles and museums, and discover all the secrets of the fauna, history, culture and traditions of Trentino.

The Spormaggiore Wildlife Park is 15 km away. Here, you can see the animals that live on our mountains from up close, including the brown bear, wolf, lynx, eagle owl, wildcat and alpine fox.

The same ticket grants you entry into the bear house of Spormaggiore, with the mini-library on bears for kids, and the ruins of the mediaeval Castle Belfort.

15 km away at Fai della Paganella, you can visit the archaeological excavations, with finds dating back to the bronze age and breathtaking views of the Adige Valley.

 

Then there are the castles which attract visitors because of their history,
legends and atmosphere. The most typical ones which we’ve selected for you are:

Castel Thun, in Vigo di Ton, 35 km away, of mediaeval origins, is one of the best conserved castles of Trentino, and was always the main seat of the powerful Counts of Thun. Its located among the impressive apple orchards of Val di Non.
Castello del Buonconsiglio, in Trento, 40 km away, in the city centre, consists of a series of buildings from different periods – Castelvecchio, the oldest, Magno Palazzo and Torre dell’Aquila.
– Castel Stenico, 20 km away, is built on a rocky outcrop from which it dominates the valley of the Giudicarie Esteriori. In 1200, it became the property and summer residents of the bishop princes of Trento.
– Castel Beseno, 55 km away, the biggest ancient fortress of the region, stands guard over Valle dell’Adige.

 

Of the most important museums in the region, we recommend:

– The Muse, the museum of natural sciences in Trento, 40 km away, designed by Renzo Piano, is also ideal for kids, with its various interactive and play areas.
– The Museum of the Traditions and Customs of the People of Trentino, in San Michele all’Adige, 25 km away, to find out more about the traditions and culture of Trentino.
– The Mart, in Rovereto, 65 km away, is dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
– The Messner Mountain Museum, in Bolzano, 70 km away, is within the ancient walls of Castel Firmiano.

 

The exhibits are on display in the towers, rooms and courtyards of the fortress, and offer the visitor an original view of the world of mountains.

– The Alto Adige Archaeological Museum of Bolzano, the home of Ötzi, known as the iceman or Similaun mummy.

 

The reception desk of Hotel Zurigo in Molveno can provide you with all the details you need to plan your cultural excursions and make sure you don’t miss out on the finest attractions of Trentino.