This powerful medieval fortress structure makes its historical significance evident. Formerly the castle of the lords of Taufers (Tures), it came into the possession of the South Tyrol Institute of Castles in 1977. It was extended in the 15th and 16th cen. into a spacious residential fortress. Completely furnished and very well preserved, this castle is among one of the largest and most beautiful in all of Tyrol. It contains a noteworthy collection of furnishings and art objects of different eras (from the 12th to the early 17th cen.). Around two thirds of the 64 rooms are paneled in wood. The frescoes in the castle chapel, painted by Friedrich Pacher, are particularly precious.