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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Melanie Steinberger (2 years ago)
amazing view, nice little uphill walk from the town Schwaz
Derrick MacPherson (3 years ago)
Beautiful view, worth going to see
Patrick Auer (3 years ago)
An incredible building surrounded by lovely people!
Martin Novák (3 years ago)
Nice view, cosy restaurant in the tower, good prices
Anna Chalik Joenoes (3 years ago)
Amazing. The views from Courtyard is nice and clean.
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