The Neuhaus Castle is a medieval castle located in Gais in the Valle Aurina. Outpost of the lords of Tures, it subsequently became the property of the nobles of Gorizia-Tirolo. Today the castle periodically hosts art exhibitions, events and cultural events and lends itself as a place to celebrate weddings and various ceremonies.
Castello Neuhaus History
Castel Nehaus, also known as Castel Casanova, has a very lively history. Erected between 1241 and 1248 in the territory that Kunigunde, wife of Emperor Henry II, had donated to the Diocese of Bamberg, it was from this last date in fief to the Lords of Tures (Taufers). Beginning in 1504, a succession of property passages begins, during which the manor house will be owned by the Neuhaus families from Bressanone, Teutenhofen, Kunkl and Soll Von Aichberg.
To date, the imposing square-shaped keep, a portion of perimeter walls and a tract of an artificial moat that served as a defensive outpost remain from the original core of the complex. During the nineteenth century the entire structure was subjected to heavy rearrangements to make it look more romantic according to the fashion of the time, but despite this the main elements were not erased.
Throughout its long life, Neuhaus Castle has housed within its walls illustrious personalities: the poet Oswald von Wolkenstein, who lived here for a few years, the Bacher family of artists who for almost a century had his artistic laboratory here and finally, during the second world war, the famous American poet Ezra Pound found refuge in the castle with his family.
Castel Neuhaus is during the summer season an important meeting point for numerous international artists and home to various theatrical and musical events. Elegant rooms with solid wood ceilings and decorated with antique paintings are available for weddings and other ceremonies. Those who stay here will find a well-deserved rest in one of the comfortable bedrooms with services and breathtaking panoramic views and can then taste fine wines and experience local gastronomic specialties.