This mighty castle, one of the most beautiful and best preserved in South Tyrol, was na-med after the Bi-shops of Chur. Built in 1253, it often changed hands in the course of its troubled history. As the castle was located on a steep mountain slope, strong fortifications had to be built to defend it. Thus the 26 m high donjon was fortified with walls 2 m thick. Owned by the counts of Trapp since the 16th century, Churburg castle has one of the most important collections of antiques in South Tyrol with its original furnishings and decorations. Its armoury with collectors items which are hundreds of years old is also world famous. Members of the Trapp family who emigrated to America became famous thanks to the film “The Trapp Family” and the musical “The Sound of Music”.