Karneid Castle

Karneid, Italy

Karneid Castle was probably constructed between the late 12th and early 13th centuries by vassals of the Prince-Bishopric of Brixen, an imperial estate of the Holy Roman Empire. The fortress stands perched dramatically on an inaccessible cliff face above the confluence of the Eggental and the Eisack rivers, on the historically resonant ancient border between the kingdoms of the Lombards and the Bavarii. The name 'Karneid' derives from the Latin 'cornus' meaning “horn”.

The courtyard with its fountain, the free-standing staircases and two-story loggia are especially worth noting for their picturesque quality.

Guided tours are available in the months of May, June, September and October.


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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Louis von Malaise (2 years ago)
A lovely castle. Given the age, it is amazing how well preserved it is
guenther steiner (3 years ago)
Very well preserved (restored) castle ... great location
sandro Pallavicini (4 years ago)
Grazie a Castelronda siamo stati stimolati alla visita di questo castello. Ne valeva la pena! Un castello magnifico i in una posizione splendida. Bellissimo il cortile interno con il pozzo. Vale sicuramente una prova il wc a caduta libera, come nel medio evo, utilizzabile liberamente dai visitatori.
Janka Piskulova (4 years ago)
Schloss Karneid ist zwar im Privatbesitz, aber man kann ihn am Freitag Nachmittag nach Vereinbarung bei der Gemeinde Karneid oder bei der Veranstaltung Castelronda besichtigen. Sehr schön erhaltenes Schloss.
Stefano Donzelli (4 years ago)
Meraviglioso castello visitato all'evento "Castel Ronda", grazie alla bravissima guida Stefania di Bolzano che ci ha mostrato le principali aree del castello e raccontato con grande professionalità e passione la sua storia.
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