Goldrain Castle

Laces, Italy

Goldrain Castle was built in the mid-14th century. The Renaissance portions were constructed in the 17th Century by order of Count Hendl. Nowadays Castle Goldrain is owned by the Laces Municipality and the western regional district Cultural Institute.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Andrea Berton (10 months ago)
Un castello bellissimo contornato dalle sue mura e dalle Alpi della Val Venosta, purtroppo non siamo riusciti a visitarlo all'interno per questioni di tempo... ma sicuramente sarà da ritornarci appena ne avremo l occasione.
Gaby Furrer (2 years ago)
Wonderful castle, spacious rooms with great acoustics - top location for singing days, cultural courses, exams, etc. Make sure you plan a tour of the castle! A wide range of supporting programs in the region: a marble tour in Lasa is recommended. Rooms (especially single) in the guest house are also quiet, clean, pleasant and functional. Cooperation with the course organization is extremely professional, personal and efficient. All in all, Goldrain Castle is a very recommendable address - we'll be back soon!
Felix Oduro (3 years ago)
Lovely place
Maria Theresia Christandl (3 years ago)
Gut organisierte Kurse, genügend Parkmöglichkeiten, gute Verpflegung. Topauswahl. Bestes Bildungshaus zentralgelegen im Vinschgau.
Ml avc (3 years ago)
Unique & close to different "hiking trails" the infrastructure perse worth a trip there
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