The massive construction of Castle Schenna
above Merano, with its partially visible surrounding castle moat. Over a bridge you reach the entrance of Castle Schenna, and pass by the dungeon in the courtyard. There, an open staircase leads into the castle rooms.
Castle Schenna in South Tyrol can be visited up to the wing with the private rooms of the Count’s family. The halls and the majestic rooms lodge the paintings and portrait gallery, a collection of weapons and numerous art-historical objects of the Tyrolean history.
Visits from March/April to October/Nov exclusively with showing round
at 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 14.00 p.m. and 15.00 p.m.
Groups visit with prior notification at any time.
Closed: On Sundays and holidays except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Ascension Day and it. holidays.
Customs and traditions in Schenna
To be present is an honorary thing, to participate is self-evident.
In Schenna the tradition do not belong to the tiresome duties, but is loved and lived tradition, where young and old ones are equally rooted in. So the Schenner not only slip to the solemn processions in ancient costume. Even on normal Sundays, locals wear their colourful costumes.
Did you know, that the red and green bands on the hats of the men’s costumes have the following meaning:
Green: already forgiven and married
Red: still to have to….. But attention please – all men of the music band wear hats with red ribbons for aesthetic reasons…so it is exciting