Castle Tratzberg Stans
Directions from the hotel or parking
Castle Tratzberg, the jewel of the Renaissance among the castles of Austria was first in the 13. It was first mentioned in a document in the 19th century and served as the former border fortress against Bavaria as Emperor Maximilian I as hunting lodge. However, the original fortified castle was in the late 15. Century as a result of a fire, completely destroyed. The Emperor did not rebuild Tratzberg but exchanged the ruins for a castle of the rich silver mine owner Tänzel. It was followed - also by the inheritance - several changes of ownership, which left the castle almost 150 years uninhabited. In the year 1847, the castle then passed into the possession of Count Enzenberg, whose private residence remained until today.
Thanks to the dedication of the family, the approx. 6800 m² Tratzberg with its 5000 m² shingle roof, once again the epitome of a Tyrolean castle of the 16. It has become one of the most important art and cultural monuments in the country and is open to the general public.