Castle Tarasp

Tarasp Castle

Schloss Tarasp

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Schloss Tarasp – Schlossführung
As a landmark of the Lower Engadine, Tarasp Castle, built in 1040, majestically overlooks the region, which today is owned by the in-house and internationally renowned artist Not Vital.


Tarasp belonged to Austria until the beginning of the 19th century. At the turn of the 20th century, the castle was bought in the desolate state by K. A. Lingner, spa guest and inventor of the Odol mouthwater, for CHF 20 000.00 and extensively renovated.

2016, the Swiss artist, Not Vital, acquired the castle. Today, Tarasp Castle houses a collection of ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The Not Vitals Foundation also includes the Parkin, a sculpture park in Sent, and the historic Plantahaus in Ardez.


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Opening hours

Tarasp Castle is still open to the public. Guided tours of the castle take place regularly (duration: approx. one hour), in summer sometimes several times a day. Opening hours and other information can be found at


Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp

  • With PostBus (from Scuol, Vulpera, Ftan, Sent, Strada, Ramosch, Vnà, Martina)

  • Direct PostBus service departing from Scuol-Tarasp

  • A walk up to the castle


  • From the north via Landquart – Klosters by car through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine to Tarasp

  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz

  • From the south: via Reschen pass (Nausers-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez)

  • A walk up to the castle


  • parking at the municipal building at the foot of the castle hill

  • parking at the end of tarasp sparsel's village


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