Laudegg Castle

Ladis, Austria

Laudegg Castle stands on a beautiful rock spur in the village of Ladis. The tower house was built in the Early middle ages and is first documented in 1239. However, a local Ministerialeship of Laudeck (an earlier form of Laudegg) is documented even earlier (1232) in the court diary of Duke Otto von Andechs in Innsbruck.

In 1406 Oberinntal became involved in the Appenzell peasant uprising under Ital Reding the Elder. Ladis was razed to the ground. In the following years, only the most necessary repairs were carried out, firstly under Maximilian I, who was interested in the region, the castle was expanded somewhat, but the promised funds were not sent. Though the castle was the administrative centre of Oberes Gericht valley (Laudeck Court) until the 17th century, it is documented in 1551 that the Keeper of Laudegg resided in Schloss Siegmundsried (built 1471) and the castle was no longer used as a camp or weapons store. In the 17th century it was renovated, but the building remained empty and fell into ruin for good after the administrative centre moved to Ried im Oberinntal.

Partial restorations began in 1964. Today the castle is on private property, but is open for visiting once a week in the months of July and August.



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Schloßweg 18, Ladis, Austria
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Sebastian Biernacki (2 years ago)
Bardzo ładnie położony zameczek - zwiedzanie bardzo ograniczone, pod zameczkiem zamarznięty staw, widok na rzekę Inn i miejscowości Prutz, Faggen czy Kauns bajeczny
Ma Zoli (3 years ago)
Deluxe Eck
Michael Capalbo (3 years ago)
Pretty castle with lots of history in a pretty setting of village and lake. BEWARE: only accessible with a guided tour on the Wednesday morning (9:00 - 11:15) in the summer months (June 20 - September 12 in 2018).
Pierre Geiger (5 years ago)
Simple castle, but awesome views.
Hansi Hinterseer (5 years ago)
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