Castle Prösels

Prösels 2 39050 Völs am Schlern
Description to arrive at destination
On foot:

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

By car:

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.

General description

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.

Castle Tours: From 1 May to 31 October Prösels Castle is open to visitors who must be part of a guided tour. Closed Saturdays.

From January 11th to March 28st 2024every Thursday at 3.00pm a guided castle tour takes place. After the guided tour a cup of "Apfelglühmix", a mulled local apple juice, will be served. Reservations within 12 pm of the respective date in the information offices or

German and Italian speaking visitors are taken by a guide, for all other visitors guided audio tours are offered in English.

  • May- 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 noon | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m.
  • June - 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 noon | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m.
  • July - 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 noon | 1.00 p.m. | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m. | 4.00 p.m.
  • August - 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 noon | 1.00 p.m. | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m. | 4.00 p.m.
  • September - 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 noon | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m.
  • October - 11.00 a.m. | 12.00 noon | 2.00 p.m. | 3.00 p.m.


  • Adults 10,00€
  • Children (6-14 years) 6,00€
  • Groups (per person) 7,00€
Public transport
From Völs you can take busline no. 176 to Prösels.
Recommended period
January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October