Freudenstein Castle

Eppan, Italy

Schloss Freudenstein was built in the beginning of the 13th century. Noble family Fuchs von Fuchsberg extended the originally two small castles complex at the end of the 16th century to an single large castle. The St. Andrew's chapel was built in 1519 and consecrated in 1532. In the end of the 19th century, Heinrich von Siebold renovated and extended the estate into the present appearance.

The castle is surrounded by a ring wall and contains numerous Gothic elements. The uncommon Italian name Castel Lodrone is derived from the Trentino noble family of Lodron from, who owned the estate from the 1716.

In the 1960s Freudenstein was renovated again and transformed into a congress and recreation center.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Gudrun Schott (4 years ago)
Were disappointed. The ambience is very nice. Staff very hard-working and nice. The kitchen disappointing.
bob Caldin (5 years ago)
Perfetto! Perfekt! Perfect! Owner is an amazing and gracious host. Our trip to Italy would have been incomplete without this visit. Absolutely first class accomodations. The wine from their vineyard is excellent. Wish I would have stayed more than two nights!
Manuel Kofler (5 years ago)
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Jérôme de Bérail (5 years ago)
Beautiful place
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