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 Czar Nikolaus I., 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 which is used for cultural events. It houses also the slw youth welfare. A revitalisation project is planned for the years to come: A competence centre for folk music with an open-air stage and restaurant with Zillertal specialities will be created. Furthermore, the castle will house the town hall and registry office then.
Fügen Castle is only accessible during special exhibitions and events.