schloss tratzberg bei jenbach
schloss tratzberg bei jenbach

Tratzberg Castle

Tratzberg Castle, located high above the Inntal valley, is a real Renaissance gem.

Tratzberg Castle, comprising a surface of 6,800 sqm, is located between Jenbach and Schwaz. It has been mentioned for the first time in the 13th century and is one of the most beautiful castles in the Alpine area, dating back to the period between Gothic and Renaissance. Impressive is above all the square courtyard with Renaissance paintings and the wonderful Renaissance chambers.

Tratzberg Castle has often changed hands in the course of time. In the late 15th century it was in possession of the emperor Maximilian I of the Habsburgs. When in 1492 AD the castle was destroyed by fire, the emperor didn’t rebuild it, but exchanged the ruin with a castle of the Tänzl brothers. In 1500 Veitjakob and Simon Tänzl let rebuild the first part of Tratzberg Castle, which can also be visited today, in late Gothic style. In the 16th century Tratzberg Castle came into the possession of the Fugger family, a family of merchants, and in the 19th century finally into the possession of the Counts of Enzenberg.

However, the castle with its shingle roof and the Renaissance courtyard is now one of the most important cultural monuments of Austria. Via audioguide you can retrace the lively history of the castle. The heart of the building is the Habsburg Hall (Habsburgersaal) with its enormous family tree of the House of Habsburg, featuring 148 half life-size portraits. Among other interesting exhibits you can also visit the Queen’s Chamber with a secret door, a hunting hall and the armory. Special guided tours are organised for children, which allow them to meet a real knight! By the way: the “Tratzberg Express” plyes between the Schlosswirt tavern and the castle on a regular basis when the historic building is open to the public.

Where: between Jenbach and Schwaz in the Inntal valley
Characteristics: square courtyard with Renaissance paintings, family tree of the House of Habsburg
Further information: phone: +43 5242 63566, info@schloss-tratzberg.at

Opening hours: from March 29 to November 2, 2020
guided tours daily from 10 am to 4 pm
in July and August open till 5 pm

Ticket (adults):
13.50 Euros, family card available (37.00 Euros)

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