Reifenstein Castle (Castel Tasso), Campo di Trens

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Reifenstein Castle is a castle in Freienfeld, near Sterzing, in South Tyrol . It is located near a dried marsh, in the valley of the Eisack.HistoryThe castle is mentioned for the first time in the 12th century, and was modified in the 14th century. It is a property of the Thurn und Taxis counts. It is famous for the decorated "Green Hall" with Gothic paintings and a woodcarved chapel-door, the stubes and the collection of armor. The castle also contains an original kitchen, bathroom and medieval sleeping bunks. One of its owners included William P. Carr, who bought the castle a bit before the second world war. At that time, his last name was Reifenstein, but before he went to war he changed his name to Carr.Further reading Oswald Trapp: Tiroler Burgenbuch, Vol. 3: Wipptal. Bozen 1974. Thomas Bitterli-Waldvogel: Südtiroler Burgenkarte. Bozen 1995. Josef Weingartner, Magdalena Hörmann-Weingartner: Die Burgen Tirols. Ein Burgenführer durch Nord-, Ost- und Südtirol. Tyrolia Verlag, Innsbruck-Wien-München, Athesia Verlag, Bozen, 3. Auflage 1981. Edmund Theil: Burg Reifenstein bei Sterzing. Laurin Kunstführer. Athesia Verlag, Bozen. 3. Auflage, 1999. Ursprünglich erschienen 1975.
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  • Truly we were amazed to see this beautiful castle as it is still in most of its rooms still as it was years and years ago ... my son of 5 years was astounded, and special Kudos to the rail (a blonde Lady) that after 2 and a half hour visit was still hear his words with interest. ANDATECIIIIIII!!
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  • My wife and I visited this beautiful private castle, to greet us a very prepared and available that simultaneously explained to us and other people the history of the Castle and of the place, speaking in Italian, English and German. The castle includes still atmosphere, with furniture and architecture in most of the time, in the rooms one can still imagine how they lived over time, with the lounges and entertainment of the era, as well as other details.
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  • Along the main road between Fortress and Sterzing, towards North you notice on the left a hill dominated by a castle (Schloss or Burg) Reifenstein, or Reifenstein Castle is located in Pruno/Elzenbaum at 2 km from Sterzing. Reached leaving the car in a clearing gravel at the base of the Hill and along a driveway with moderately steep sections. The structure can only be visited by guided tour. Not recommended for families with children under 6 years (it would be downright boring for them). Open environments, ten, can be traced to two periods: the middle ages and Renaissance. Dim objects. The guide is very prepared and 50 minutes of visit pass pleasantly. To avoid visiting on rainy days because of access trail and the view that would not be adequately served. Unfortunately, perhaps because private castle, there is a dedicated website or facebook page, the information available is on the site of province of Trento.
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  • Incredible castle! A friend and I were the only two people there for the tour, so we paid for the minimum number of people and essentially got a very nice, personal tour. The guide is a local woman who lives across the highway. Although she wasn't confident about her English (she mostly spoke German and Italian) she did a fantastic job and we had no issue understanding anything. We visited in April of 2010.
  • BUongiornIssiMO!! 1!! 11! This castle made me open. one way. Beautiful, kafèè costah the ra of God!! 1!! 1! that vergogogna! 1! I thought I'd see the famous merano go but I came. for nientel. Excellent lunch, good dog at the grid row and banannan with ice cream. I put 2 stalks but improves if they place the discaricah li perceh Arpad is dirty gear.
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  • The Reifenstein castle itself is a milestone for the historical research solely on the basis of their conservation status and the genius, how and where this castle was created! History buffs get at this sight, even inside the Castle, some available - the lead but, I've been unfortunately shines through a factually accurate information, nor by a very friendly way, making the visitors, so I can forgive only 3 star. In addition to the right "Oh finstre middle ages" is stories about (or on medicine, women's lives and infrastructure - you can not compare these things to today's standards or zurückprojiziieren of these standards on the States in history! Every age has a progress drive and hope — and the middle ages is the construction period after the migration period now, a period that brought the formation of monastery, heilkundige men and women, medical progress with elements from the Arab knowledge space and infrastructural developments, such as the foundations of cities and universities,!) was our Director, Mrs. Steiner, not exactly the experience in person, but has chased me unfortunately somewhat harsh, almost condescending woven, and us fast fast through the rooms. We had a special tour, but already after the end of the season, but if extra a workforce from a lock operation takes you but please the time and leisure to make a beautiful tour (if there is no time pressure seen!)
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  • Featured Castle, the guide takes about 1:30, and is possible in German, as well as in Italian. The Castle offers old original components, as well as later added, you can see very well the development. The oldest parts are still in their original condition (kitchen, Dungeon,...)
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  • nice place though there is nowhere to eat. The tours are very interesting visit for everyone.
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