Italy
Reifenstein Castle

Perched on a rocky hillside in South Tyrol, Italy, Reifenstein Castle (locally known as Castel Tasso) stands as a testament to medieval architecture and the region's storied past. Read more

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Visit Reifenstein Castle in 2024

Reifenstein Castle, one of the best-preserved castles in South Tyrol, has a history that dates back over 800 years. Strategically located near the town of Sterzing, the castle has seen numerous owners and undergone various modifications, yet its core essence remains intact.
A tour of the castle offers a glimpse into medieval life with rooms that are virtually unchanged. The castle boasts the remarkable "Green Hall," notable for its preserved Gothic wood paneling and intriguing frescoes. The armory, with its collection of medieval weapons, the chapel, and the castle's ancient kitchen all provide insights into the daily life and customs of its former inhabitants.
One of the standout features is the fully preserved medieval bathroom, which boasts a heating system, giving a hint of the luxury the former castle residents enjoyed. The intricate water supply system of the castle is another marvel, showcasing the ingenuity of medieval engineering.
Its strategic location offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains, making it not only a historical treasure but also a vantage point to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of South Tyrol.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Reifenstein Castle

The Green Hall

Admire the intricately carved wood paneling and frescoes, which provide insights into medieval artistry and sensibilities.

Castle Armory

Witness a collection of ancient weapons and armor, showcasing the military history and defensive importance of the castle.

Medieval Bathroom

One of the unique features of the castle, it offers a glimpse into the comfort and luxury the nobility experienced.

The Castle Chapel

A place of spiritual solace, adorned with medieval religious art and iconography.

Ancient Kitchen

Discover how meals were prepared centuries ago, complete with antique utensils and hearths.

Castle Battlements

Walk along the walls of the castle and enjoy panoramic views of the South Tyrolean landscape.

Water Supply System

A marvel of medieval engineering, illustrating the resourcefulness of past inhabitants.

Guided Tours

To fully appreciate the history and secrets of the castle, guided tours offer comprehensive insights and narratives.

Surrounding Forests

The woods around Reifenstein Castle are perfect for hikes and nature walks, with trails offering different perspectives of the castle.

Nearby Sterzing Town

After visiting the castle, explore the nearby town of Sterzing, known for its medieval center, local cuisine, and artisanal crafts.

What else to visit
In and around Reifenstein Castle

Obernberg Lake (15.37 km)

Tucked away amidst the majestic Tyrolean Alps, Obernberg Lake sparkles like a hidden gem in a picturesque alpine setting. With crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding peaks and lush forests, this lake promises a serene escape from the world.

Bressanone (24.43 km)

Nestled in the heart of South Tyrol, Bressanone (also known as Brixen) is a harmonious blend of Italian charm and Austrian heritage.

Sabiona Monastery (27.66 km)

Perched dramatically atop a rocky hill and overlooking the Isarco Valley, the Sabiona Monastery stands as a sentinel of history and spirituality.

Obergurgl (31.63 km)

Soelden (34.39 km)

Nestled in the scenic Ötztal Valley of the Austrian Alps, Sölden is a world-renowned ski resort known for its extensive slopes, modern lift system, and vibrant nightlife, offering a unique blend of adventure and relaxation.

Solden (34.42 km)

Solden, nestled in the heart of Austria's Ötztal Alps, is a winter wonderland and a summer retreat, offering a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and breathtaking Alpine beauty.

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