Castel Laudegg, or Laudeck, is located at the high-plateau of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and can be visited in summertime.
Only a stone’s throw from Castel Berneck at Kauns, on the other side of the Oberinntal valley, Laudegg Castle stands a rock spur in the village of Ladis. Approaching the sun plateau with the three villages Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis, you first reach Ladis that is perched by the fortress dating back to the 13th century. Many buildings in the village at its foot are decorated with beautiful façade paintings, which makes you feel the magic of the past - especially when you sit at the lakeside of the castle lake underneath Castel Laudegg that is illuminated at night.
In 1200 AD a residential tower had been built, and in the 13th century the castle was first mentioned in documents as “Castrum Laudekke”. Findings testify that once it used to be a guarding tower. To clarify, Ladis is located along an ancient Roman road. Up to the 16th century, Castel Laudegg used to be the administrative seat of the court, before it was transferred to Ried. Afterwards it was used as prison and arms depot and slowly started deteriorating. In the 20th century the facility was in part restored and pinnacles were added to the residential tower.
The restored fortress at the foot of the Samnaun mountain range is at the moment in possession of the family of Prof. Apel. In summer months, once a week, it can be visited in the frame of a guided tour. The castle is rather simple, but the residential tower of the 13th century has been exemplarily preserved. Moreover there is a residential part, the outer ward and the dungeon.
Where: above Ladis
Characteristics: restored castle ruin with exemplarily preserved residential tower
Opening hours: guided visits from mid June to mid September on Wednesdays at 9 am, 9.45 am, 10.30 am and 11.15 am
Ticket (adults): from 2.00 Euros
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