The hike begins at the tourist information office in Völs am Schlern. Follow trail no. 6 and the signposts leading to “Castel Prösels”, then follow the nr. 3, the hike goes through meadows and past farmhouses. After crossing a stream, the path leads slightly uphill through the village of Prösels and the castle.
To get back, you can either take bus no. 176 or walk back the same way you came.
Easy - 4,4 km - 1.30 hours
Coming from the place Völs am Schlern, take the main road in the direction of Bolzano and follow it for 2km until the next bus stop which is located in a large bend, there take a sharp left up the narrow road with signs "Prösels Castle". Follow this for 1.1km until you reach the castle.
There is a large free parking zone directly at the castle.
Prösels Castle was built in 1200 by the masters of Völs, the noble servers of the bishop of Brixen. In the early 16th century, the head of the provincial government, Leonhard von Völs, turned the castle into a Renaissance residence. The castle as it looks today is almost entirely the work of Leonhard von Völs. In the year 1981, the company KURATORIUM SCHLOSS PRÖSELS Ltd. purchased the castle.
Discover the Rittersaal, the Pfeilersaal, Kaminzimmer ,the Castle chapel and many other rooms in the Renaissance castle on a guided tour. Special programmes are available for school groups and families.
In summer, Prösels Castle hosts numerous concerts in the castle courtyard or on the castle lawn and, in case of bad weather, in the Knights' Hall.
Closed on saturdays
- May- 11.00 a.m. | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m.
- June - 11.00 a.m. | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m.
- July - 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 a.m. | 1.00 p.m. | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m. | 4.00 p.m.
- August - 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 a.m. | 1.00 p.m. | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m. | 4.00 p.m.
- September - 11.00 a.m. | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m. | 4.00 p.m.
- October - 11.00 am | 2.00 pm | 3.00 pm
- Adults 9,00€
- Children (6-14 years) 5,00€
- Groups (per person) 6,00€
From Völs you can take busline no. 176 to Prösels.
May, June, July, August, September, October