Coira Castle near Sluderno, situated between Merano and Passo Resia is one of the best preserved castles in South Tyrol. The castle is privately owned and can only be visited as part of a highly recommended guided tour. The arcade passage fascinates with arches and marble pillars as well as murals telling stories from the world of legends and the history of the aristocratic family. The armoury containing over 50 individually tailored suits of armour belonging to the owners of the castle is world renowned. It is said to be the largest private armoury and displays suits of armour of incomparably valuable artistic design.