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Culture & Attractions

Tyrol Castle

Tirolo/Tirol, Tirol/Tirolo, Meran/Merano and environs
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Tyrol Castle, the long-neglected seat of the Counts of Tyrol, gave the province of South Tyrol its name. In 2003 this historical symbol was finally converted into a province museum. The existing castle was thus secured, and its structure clearly highlighted. Excavations in front of the castle yielded Romanesque building components, which were added to the exhibition circuit in a separate building. In addition to specific interventions in the interior spaces, the contemporary structural elements made of Corten steel and glass are visible, especially in the outer bailey and castle keep, which deals with the history of the twentieth century. The existing and the insertions were clearly separated one from the other. Alongside its architecture, the artistic insertions play a predominant role in reflecting the new spirit of the historical building.

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The design of the exhibition route is geared simultaneously towards content and the spatial and atmospheric characteristics of the castle’s individual rooms. Each area has its own individual design, affording visitors a tour that is rich in variety.