Freunsberg
Freunsberg

Freundsberg Castle

Castel Freundsberg, a popular event location, also houses the Schwaz Municipal Museum.

In the south of Schwaz, Freundsberg Castle stands on a steep hill. The castle complex dates back to 1150 AD and used to be the main seat of the Knights of Freundsberg. First there was only a residential tower, in which today parts of the original frescoes can be admired, but when Archduke Sigismund purchased the castle and court in the 15th century, he had it rebuilt as a hunting castle.

The beautiful castle church of the late Renaissance period was added in 1634-1637. From 1812, Schwaz has been in possession of the building in which in 1948 the Municipal Museum in the donjon was inaugurated. It provides an interesting insight into the cultural and ecological development of the Silver Town and the history of mining in Schwaz. On the upper floor there's the old tower apartement which takes you on a journey back in the time of Sigismund of Austria.

The castle also houses a tavern that is ideal for celebrations in a knightly ambience. Treat your palate with spareribs and roasted knuckle of pork, or simply enjoy your day with a glass of wine, a coffee or home-made cake. From the terrace you can enjoy a breathtaking view on the town.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Tue 16 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 17 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 18 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 19 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 20 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 21 Aug 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 22 Aug closed

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Schwaz Municipal Museum - summer 2022 (04/05/2022 - 10/30/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) closed

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Austrian National Day 2022 (10/26/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 3.50 adults
€ 3.50 young people (16-18 years)
€ 2.50 seniors, students

free for children and young people unter 16 years

More information

The castle tavern is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11.30 am to 9 pm, at the weekends and on public holidays from 11.30 am to 5 pm, warm meals served for lunch and for dinner (if open).

The museum stays closed in winter, the castle tavern is open (except in January and February).

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