Fürstenburg Castle

Mals, Italy

Furstenburg Castle was erected in the 13th century on behalf of the Bishop Conrad of Chur (1272-1282). In the 16th and 17th centuries A.D. it was however restructured according to the style of the time. The oldest part of the castle is the tower which displays walls of a three meters thick diameter.



Your name


Clusio, Mals, Italy
See all sites in Mals


Founded: 1272
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

More Information



4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Alberto Ghiro (15 months ago)
The Prince's Castle is an ancient manor house dating back to the end of the 13th century and located at an altitude of 1200 m in Burgusio, a hamlet of the municipality of Malles in Val Venosta. The castle stands just below the Benedictine abbey of Monte Maria which dates back to the 12th century. Probably the fortress rises along what in the past was the path of the Via Claudia Augusta probably passing through the nearby Resia pass, while now under its walls there is the Val Venosta cycle path that leads from Lake Resia to Merano.
Stefano Fanti (2 years ago)
Bad experience on August 31st. Although we had read on the site and called the same morning for confirmation, we arrive on site and the visit at 2 pm we discover is not expected. Like us, about 10 other people were on site. Tourist office absolutely inadequate in the info it provides.
Frank Schneider (3 years ago)
Not bad
Daniel Linter (3 years ago)
Beautiful castle, home to the students of the nearby school.
Daniel Linter (3 years ago)
Beautiful castle, home to the students of the nearby school.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.