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Castles & palaces. In the Hall-Wattens region

In the picturesque Hall-Wattens region, nestled in the breathtaking Tyrolean landscape, majestic castles and fortresses stand as witnesses to bygone eras. These historical treasures, surrounded by unspoiled nature, invite visitors to immerse themselves in a world full of stories and legends. Every castle and fortress in the area tells its own fascinating story and embodies a unique piece of Tyrolean culture.

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Hasegg Castle - Hall in Tirol

The castle complex was mentioned as early as 1306; the original purpose of its construction was to protect the neighboring brewery, shipping traffic, the river crossing over the Inn and to monitor the old Roman road. Hasegg experienced its most significant upswing in 1567; Archduke Ferdinand II had the mint, which had been transferred from Meran (South Tyrol) to Hall by Siegmund the Minting Rich in 1477, moved from Sparberegg to Hasegg Castle. The Haller Taler enjoyed world fame! The last coins were minted at Hasegg Castle in 1809.

You can find more information about Hasegg Castle HERE.

Friedberg Castle (2)
Friedberg Castle - Volders

This castle was first mentioned in 1268 and is one of the few Tyrolean hilltop castles that is very well preserved and still inhabited today.

It was founded by the then sovereigns, the Counts of Andechs in Bavaria.

It later passed to the Counts of Tyrol until it finally came into the possession of the Trapp family in 1844.

Further information about Friedberg Castle can be found HERE.

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The former summer house of the Royal Hall Ladies' Abbey

(Faistenberger summer house or palace or estate; Magdalena Hall)

Built in the years 1715-1717 as the summer and garden palace of the Haller Damenstift, founded by Queen and Archduchess Magdalena in 1569, the building, decorated with well-preserved frescoes by Kaspar Waldmann, is now situated in the middle of a garden newly laid out according to Baroque design criteria and offers its visitors a special artistic treat. In the summer months of 2011 (May-October), regular guided tours took place for the first time

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Castle ruins - Thaur

The castle ruins are the landmark of Thaur, as evidenced by the three towers in the Thaur coat of arms.

Over the last twelve years, the castle ruins have been extensively restored by the Chronos association, the association for village history in Thaur. From now on, you can go in search of clues at the Thaur ruins. At a total of 15 stations, exciting information and background information about the events on site can be accessed using QR codes.

In the Middle Ages, the castle was the most extensive complex in the Inn Valley.
Visiting the ruins is at your own risk.

Further information about the Thaur castle ruins can be found HERE.

Wohlgemut Castle
Wohlgemutsheim Castle - Baumkirchen

In 1474, Wohlgemutsheim Castle was built at the northern end of the village by Paul Heuberger.
In 1587, the estate was acquired by Ferdinand II.
In 1622, like many other properties at the time, it came to the Haller Damenstift convent.
In 1959, the Don Bosco Sisters became the new owners and built a kindergarten and a retreat house in the grounds. Today, the house is also a popular venue for seminars and conferences.

The castle can be visited on request.

Further information about Wohlgemutsheim Castle can be found HERE.

Thierburg (10)
Thierburg - Fritzens

The idyllically situated Thierburg is now privately owned and has been restored in recent years to its original architectural character.

Only the hall building to the east, which collapsed during the severe earthquake in 1669, has not been rebuilt. Thierburg Castle is not open to the public.

Milser Schneeburg
Schneeburg - Mils

The Schneeburg residence was built in 1553 and magnificently remodeled in 1581.

The Schneeburg is privately owned and cannot be visited.

Aschach Castle
Aschach Castle - Volders

Aschach Castle was first mentioned in documents in 1334.

After a siege, it was burnt down in 1413 and rebuilt in its current form in 1575.

It cannot be visited.

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