Freundsberg Castle

Schwaz, Austria

Freundsberg castle in Tyrol was constructed in 1150 by the lords of Freundsberg. Originally the castle consisted out of a single keep, which is still intact up to this date. The chapel next to it was built afterwards in the year 1117. In 1467 the castle was sold to Archduke Sigismund of Austria, who rebuilt the castle and called it Sigismundruh for the duration of his reign.

From 1634–37 on, the castle was remodified as a 'castle church' or Schlosskirche. After passing to several other owners from 1812 on, Castle Freundsberg became a property of the municipality of Schwaz. They restored the castle from 1966 onwards.

Since 1948 is the castle a museum where the history of the city Schwaz and the silver mining industry in this region is documented.

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Freundsberg 67, Schwaz, Austria
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Founded: 1150
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Yair Yuval (3 months ago)
View is lovely. Museum is very poor
Janet Despres (3 months ago)
Charming. Restaurant and Museum with great views of Schwaz and the Inn Valley.
Damian Wiƛniewski (15 months ago)
Beautfull place.
Thiago Moura (19 months ago)
The castle has a small restaurant and a museum with some history of the area. Its located in a place with one of the best view of Schwaz but you can also see Vomp and the surroundings. It's also possible to take some of the trails around for a trekking in between the beautiful nature. One famous ways is the rodell (sledging) way where in the winter people slides down from the mountain..
Markus (2 years ago)
Top View on the city below. Definitely worth a visit. Little restaurant with a terrace and a view. Museum in the tower with a small entry fee. Great spot for photography, especially at sunset with the mountains and Inn valley.
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