Freundsberg Castle

Freundsberg Castle hosts the museum of the city of Schwaz and is a very popular place for weddings.

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 used to be a residential tower, in which today parts of the original frescoes can be admired, but when Sigismund, Archduke of Further Austria, purchased the castle and court in the 15th century, he had it rebuilt. The beautiful castle church of the late Renaissance period was added to the complex in 1634-1637.

From 1812 the city of Schwaz has been in possession of the castle complex in which in 1948 the folklore museum was inaugurated. A very suitable place! The museum in the donjon provides an interesting insight into the cultural and ecological development of the silver city. It tells stories about the history of mining in Schwaz, the Schützen, and on the upper floor it takes you on a journey back in the time of Sigismund of Austria. The castle church of the Renaissance, however, is decorated by beautiful altars and statuaries as well as a fresco illustrating the Fourteen Auxiliary Saints.

The castle also contains 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 good wine, a coffee or home-made cake. From the terrace of the castle ruin you can enjoy a breathtaking view on the city!

Where: in the south of Schwaz
Characteristics: museum of the city of Schwaz, a popular place for celebrations and events
Further information: phone: +43 5242 65129, info@freundsberg.com

Summer opening hours: from April to October 2019
museum from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Ticket (adults):
3.50 Euros

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