Rubein Castle, a stately 12th century castle.
The castle keep and apartments are arranged around a picturesque courtyard along with the original five-storey residential tower, palace and side wing. At the end of the 19th century the entire castle interior was redesigned. Rubein Castle is one of the most beautiful and comfortable castles in Europe.
Surrounded by lush, green parkland, Rubein Castle mysteriously rises, proud and tall. A soaring tower with a gabled roof dominates the palace, dating back to the 16th century and restored in the 19th century.
Rubein Castle - Surroundings
Merano and its surroundings offer high quality recreational and leisure activities. Be it culture, arts, sports, local traditions or the southern way of life - Merano caters for every taste.
The Alps in the north shieldthe area from cold winds and by soaking up warmth from the south, allow nature to unfold into an early spring splendor. The blossoming valleys boast the end of the winter months undeterred by the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks.
Leave behind the grey of everyday life and enjoy the southern sun of summer or soak up gentler sunshine in autumn. Due to the mild climate, the expression "golden autumn" in Merano and surroundings is a reality.
Thanks to its geographical position, Merano is an ideal starting point for hikers and mountaineers. Set off on interesting excursions or more challenging tours with ease.
A special feature less than a five-minute walk from Rubein Castle, and not only for plant-lovers,are the gardens of Trauttmansdorf Castle containingunique flora spanning almost all climates.Admire local and exotic flora on more than 7 km of promenades atEmpress Sissi’s former summer residence.