Fügen Castle, also called Bubenburg, is used for various exhibitions and cultural events
Image gallery: Fügen Castle
In Fügen, the largest municipality of the Zillertal valley, directly on the village square, a gorgeous Baroque palace is located: Fügen Castle (Schloss Fügen). The castle is recognizable by its four wings with the two little towers, the marble round arch portal, and the large inner castle courtyard. Especially beautiful is the 17th century style interior, the Baroque stairs with the arms of the Counts of Fieger (1793), and the castle chapel from 1681 with the carved picture.
The oldest parts date back to the mid-16th century, when Georg von Keutschach from Carinthia had a tower house built in this place. Its arrow slits and the lancet door are still visible today. At the beginning of the 18th century, the old walls were converted into a Baroque palace. Fügen Castle became famous in 1822, during a conference between Emperor Francis I. and Alexander I. of Russia, when the Christmas carol "Silent Night, Holy Night" was performed for the first time by the Rainer Choir in this place. The carol became famous all over the world.
Today, the municipality of Fügen is in possession of the castle. The square in front of the castle was redesigned a few years ago and is used now for cultural events - the associated underground car park permits a barrier-free access to the square and the surroundings. A gastronomical offer and a pavilion are planned for the years to come, for a successful revitalisation project of Fügen Castle.
Fügen Castle is only accessible during special exhibitions and events.