"Castel Tasso/Schloss Reifenstein" Castle in Vipiteno/Sterzing
Reifenstein Castle sits on the rock that rises to the southwest of Sterzing. While the southern side of the castle is surrounded by a simple wall, the northern side is equipped with a defensive complex in front of the entrance, with a pointed vault, a gate that can be lowered and guard walkways, with slots and windows. The deep moat between the part in front of the castle and the main structure is still spanned by a historical bridge today. The small Church of St. Zeno is located in the vicinity of the castle. This Church, which cannot be visited, was mentioned for the fi rst time in 1330. Bavarian caskets carved fromtree trunks were found in this area, which dated from the IV to the VIII centuries A.D.
Guided tours: every day (except saturday) from 4th April to 4th november 2012 (closed from 6th to 16th June), open on Saturday 7th April, 26th May, 11th and 18th August, 3rd November. The castle can only be visited with a guided tour. Guided tours (4 persons min.) at 10.30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., from 15th July to 15th September additionally at 4 p.m. Duration of the guided tour 1 hour approx.
Groups of 15 persons and more are requested to book ahead by phone. Guided tours for groups possible also on saturday.
Unit price: adults € 7,00, children from 6 to 13 years € 4,00
Group price: adults € 6,50, children from 6 to 13 years € 3,50
Further information and group bookings:
Mrs. Steiner, Mobile +39 339 264 37 52 (from 8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Further information: Tourist Office Vipiteno/Sterzing, Tel. +39 0472 765 325