Foundation Castles Bolzano

The Foundation was established by the Municipality of Bolzano in 2007 with the purpose of administering Runkelstein Castle and Maretsch Castle.

Since then, the Castles Foundation has been organizing annual temporary exhibitions at Runkelstein Castle, accompanied by the publication "Historical and Cultural Writings" series.

Following an agreement between the Castles of Bolzano Foundation and the Heimatschutzverein Bozen-Südtirol in 2014, the ruin of Rafenstein is also managed, in terms of its public opening, by the Foundation, while the organization of events and the rental of the ruin is the responsibility of the Heimatschutzverein.

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Purpose of the Foundation

The Foundation does not aim to make a profit and aims to manage the real estate of Runkelstein Castle, Maretsch Castle [...], and other assets of historical, artistic, cultural interest, and interest to tourism.

It also aims to enhance the assets by realising cultural, historical, scientific, touristic, commercial, and economic initiatives, allowing for the widest possible valorisation of the properties and their use. (As taken from the statute of the Castles of Bolzano Foundation.)