Castles & Ruins in the silver region Karwendel

The world more than 100 years ago


Castles and palaces belong to Tyrol - and especially to the silver region Karwendel. High up on the mountain or in the midst of untouched nature are the ancient buildings. Some stand empty and you can make your own story on a tour, as it may have been 100 years or even more years ago. Others have showrooms and museums where it becomes clear how it used to live in the Silver Region of Karwendel a long time ago.

Castle Ruin Rettenberg

Castle Ruin Rettenberg

  • Place: Kolsass

Rettenberg, also called Neu-Rettenberg, is a rectangular complex with the remains of the former palace, which for centuries served as the court castle of the Counts of Rottenburg near Rotholz.

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Castle Ruin Rottenburg

Castle Ruin Rottenburg

  • Place: Buch in Tirol

A retrospective of nobles and saints. A cold wind blows through the preserved walls of the Rottenburg ruin. These stone witnesses survived and tell of the time when the castle was still the administrative centre and economic hub of Tyrol. It was first mentioned in 1149.

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Freundsberg Castle

Freundsberg Castle

Currently Closed Open! Open! Open!

  • Place: Schwaz

Visible from afar, Burg Freundsberg Castle sits enthroned on a hill high over the City of Schwaz.

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Tratzberg Castle

Tratzberg Castle

  • Place: Jenbach

This mighty, yet magical castle sits enthroned on a rocky ridge on the slopes of the Karwendel between Jenbach and Schwaz: The magnificent Renaissance Castle of Tratzberg.

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