Schloss Runkelstein
Schloss Maretsch
Ruine Rafenstein

Maretsch Castle


"Once upon a time in...Bolzano"
from July 2021

The modern practice of sending postcards, dates back to 1865. They were first introduced by a German post office director who recognised that modern communication habits required a faster and more simple medium than traditional letter writing. 
The Gaetano Sessa collection includes around 2000 postcards. The collection is invaluable in allowing us to catch a glimpse of everyday life in Bolzano in a bygone age.      

festival textile manufacture
15th - 17th October 2021

The Maretsch Castle, an ancient mansion, is going to be the proper frame for a unique exhibition of top-rated products created in local and international textile workshops and factories.
It is one of our main goals at the European Textile Academy to promote international cooperation in the textile production field. We believe our Festival represents a valuable chance to get to know, share and exchange the quality, the creativity and the design from North and South Europe. Traditional techniques will be displayed next to the most up-to-date ones.
Visitors too will get a special opportunity to closely see and appreciate top-level handiwork or workshop creations, fabrics, unusual textile design and eco-friendly oriented manufacturing.


Beer Craft

International Craft Beer Meeting 

See you in 2022


The Beer Craft is a gathering of beer enthusiasts, especially of those, who think of brewing beer as a craft and who want to revive it. In the heart of Bozen, Maretsch Castle will present the beer culture in a new light on 15th & 16th May 2020, with numerous exhibitors and beers from Germany, Austria, Italy and further abroad. 
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Bolzano Wine Tasting

next edition: 2022

The traditional Bolzano Wine Tasting takes place from March 26th to 29th 2020 in the halls of Mareccio Castle, one of the most exclusive location in old town. 
The event, organised in cooperation with the Bolzano Tourism Board, Bolzano's council and Slow Food, gathers almost 40 wineries among the best in South Tyrol. 170 and more labels of red wine, white wine, rosé and sparkling wine are waiting to be tasted by wine lovers or simply curious from many regions.

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