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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.Put Reifenstein Castle (Castel Tasso) into our Campo di Trens tour itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Campo di Trens.
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Reifenstein Castle (Castel Tasso) Reviews
ilmondodidanielaAugust 18, 2017
Reifenstein è tra i castelli meglio conservati, dal punto di vista artistico e storico dell'alto adige. Visita guidata obbligatoria, essendo ancora una residenza privata. Durata circa 1 ora. Il castel... more »Reifenstein is one of the best preserved castles, from an artistic point of view and history of South Tyrol. Guided tour compulsory, being still a private residence. Duration approximately 1 hour. The castle is located in Pruno, near Vipiteno. It's really worth.
marcellograntiniAugust 13, 2017
Uno dei pochi (se non unico) castelli mai conquistati e quindi mai razziati. All'interno, gli arredi ed il mobilio sono assolutamente originali dell'epoca (alto medio evo) e del castello. Per la prima... more »One of the few (if not only) castelli never conquered and then never plundered. Inside, the furniture and furnishings are absolutely original period (early Middle Ages) and the Castle. For the first time (I've seen many castles and pseudo such) I could savor the environments that truly characterized the life of those eras. It was beautiful, charming and attractive. The tour lasts about an hour. Being absolutely private mansion:-avoid doing photo-you're absolutely on time regarding the visit to know that:-should visit the site to make sure the times that the castle is opened. -up to the opening at the programmed time, you remain outside the Castle (there are no shops or other, being the private residence castle). -considered, from the parking lot below, approximately 5-10 minutes (depends on the step) to climb up to the door. YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY ON TIME! The exercise is not affiliated with ActiveCard. But worth the visit a very special structure like this. Go for it.
Nadir73August 12, 2017
Frutto di un cambio di programma dell'ultimo momento a causa del maltempo, questa visita si è rivelata una bellissima sorpresa. Il castello vanta una lunga storia molto interessante. È uno dei pochiss... more »The result of a last-minute change of plan due to bad weather, this visit proved to be an excellent surprise. The Castle has a long and interesting history. Is one of the very few that has preserved its oldest part. Features of the rooms and furnishings dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. We were accompanied in the visit by the Guide, who is also the caretaker of the castle with her husband. Is very prepared and tells in detail each and every detail of the spaces and furnishings. The castle is private, but you can visit spaces, accompanied by the Guide. Attention to visiting hours: 10.30, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00 in August. In the intervals and when visiting the castle is closed, so you have to be on time!! Parking is at the base of the Castle, which is reached by a short walk of a few minutes. I would highly recommend the visit and jars being very poorly advertised. It was an hour and a half definitely beautiful fees.
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.
Anna SchenaBeautiful castle where the fortified structure, the walls and furnishings are intact. In addition the Guide (caretaker) bravissimo in explaining and let you savor the era with its contradictions. Gorgeous, a must see for fans of the middle ages.
Stefan pittracherGreat castle. This castle is very interesting also for connoisseurs, as this castle was never conquered or destroyed! The guide is ideal for families! The nearby church is worth a visit! Great views of the Castle Hill! Elzenbaum is really recommended to the "Törggelen" in the Castle Tavern. You should like to stay in the Golden Lion. An absolute insider tip! Entrance fee: Euro 7.00 (adults) EUR 4.00 (children)
Massimiliano CasiniA medieval castle almost entirely left com was. Very interesting
Sofia billabollaBUongiornIssiMO!! 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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