Lebenberg Castle

Tscherms, Italy

Lebenberg Castle is located in the midst of vineyards at the slopes of the Marlinger mountain. It was built by Herrn von Marling in the 13th century and in the course of time, mainly in the 16th and 17th century, adapted and enlarged to a palace of an impressive size.

The castle is private property and can be visited. Worthwhile seeing is a fresco in the knight’s hall, which depicts the genealogical tree of the the Fuchs family, who were the owners of the palace until 1826, over 12 generations, and the medieval collection of weapons.


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

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Wolfgang Ribisch (3 years ago)
Wunderschönes altes Schloss. Ist noch bewohnt. Auffahrt nur mit PKW oder Kleinbus möglich. Unser Burgführer Herr Pius hat uns im ganzen Schloss herumgeführt. Der Blick von oben auf Meran und die umliegenden Weinberge und Apfelplantagen ist wunderschön. Besonders jetzt im Herbst. Kein Wunder, dass in diesem Schloss einmal ein Märchen gedreht wurde. Einziger Wehrmutstropfen: man darf in den Räumen nicht fotografieren und es gibt auch keine Postkarten. Schade
Vincenzo Rampinelli (3 years ago)
Autentica “Perla nascosta”: è uno splendido castello, fuori dai consueti itinerari turistici di massa, privato ma visitabile(chiuso domenica). CONSIGLIO: non perdete l’occasione per fare anche una sosta alla vicina “Haidenhof”, caratteristica fattoria-cantina con ottimi piatti e produzione di vini eccellenti, vista splendida, 100% Tirolstyle!
Uwe Stroebel (3 years ago)
Die Führung war sehr interessant und der Guide war mit Leidenschaft bei der Sache! Das Schloss ist sehr authentisch und lebhaft. Die Eigentümer wohnen selbst noch darin, einfach toll...
Gabriel Knoll (3 years ago)
Sehr schönes Schloss in wunderschöner Lage, wir waren mit einer Gruppe Kinder hier und hatten eine Führen. Es war sehr interessant und es hat uns und den Kindern sehr gut gefallen. Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert.
Tomáš Kislinger (3 years ago)
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The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

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