Sigmundsried Castle

Sigmundsried Castle, located on a terrace in the Upper Inntal valley, is one of the most impressive village castles of North Tyrol.

A bit south of Ried im Oberinntal, next to the town hall, the former local court Sigmundsried Castle is located. The castle was built in the 14th century as a three-storey tower house and later completed with an accommodation wing. The building was first mentioned as “Turm ze Ryed” (Tower near Ried). From here the trade route across the Passo Resia mountain pass, the former Via Claudia Augusta, could have been controlled. In 1471 Sigismund, Archduke of Austria, bought the castle, rebuilt into a hunting château and named it “Sigmundsried”.

From 1841 until 1977 Sigmundsried Castle was place of the county court. When the court moved to Landeck, the castle was converted to a warehouse of the Austrian Armed Forces. Since 1999 Sigmundsried Castle is in possession of the municipality of Ried im Oberinntal. Along a cycling tour on the Via Claudia Augusta bike path you pass this sight. In 2014 the cultural association SigmundsRied has been founded, which offers guided tours through the castle (from mid June to mid September, every Friday). The permanent exhibition has been extended by an authentic equipped prison cell lately.

In former times Sigmundsried Castle served as a prison, the underground room was also called “Angstloch” (hole of fear). Moreover this place is also a popular venue for concerts and vernissages or cultural events like “Graffiti & Unplugged”. Aim of the cultural association is to show the historic significance of Sigmundsried Castle and to make it a meeting place for culture lovers, friends of music and fans of history.

Where: next to the town hall of Ried im Oberinntal
Characteristics: one of the most impressive village castles of North Tyrol, popular place of event
Further information: phone: +43 50 225100, office@sigmundsried.at

Opening hours: from June 2 to September 22, 2017
only guided tours (Fridays at 10 am)
for larger groups by arrangement

Ticket (adults):
5.00 Euros

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