Freunsberg
Freunsberg

Freundsberg Castle

The donjon of Castel Freundsberg, a popular event location, houses on five floors the Schwaz Town 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 Schwaz Town 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

  • Wed 19 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 22 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 24 Jun closed
  • Tue 25 Jun 10:00 - 17:00

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Schwaz Town Museum - spring 2024 (02/04/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • 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

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Schwaz Town Museum - summer 2024 (11/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Schwaz Town Museum - autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 27/10/2024)

  • 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

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

Schwaz Town Museum:
€ 3.50 adults
€ 3.50 young people (16-18 years)
€ 2.50 seniors
€ 2.50 students

free for children and young people under 16 years

More information

The Schwaz Town Museum stays open every year from early April to the end of October

The castle tavern reopens in March and is accessible from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The museum offers guided tours for groups on request also in winter. Season start 2024 on the 2nd of April.

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