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afternoon
9°C/48°F
70% Fineweather
1600mm
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Sunday

Sunday
13°C/55°F
90% Fineweather
2200mm
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Monday

Monday
15°C/59°F
100% Fineweather
2400mm
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Forecast

On Saturday, high pressure will again return to us! Thicker clouds are only expected in the morning. Chances are good that the sun will gain the upper hand in the course of the day!

Tendency

Sunday will be sunny and mild. For Monday no significant changes are expected. The following days will then be sunny and warm.

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today

afternoon
9°C/48°F
70% Fineweather
1600mm
Frostborder

Sunday

Sunday
13°C/55°F
90% Fineweather
2200mm
Frostborder

Monday

Monday
15°C/59°F
100% Fineweather
2400mm
Frostborder

Forecast

On Saturday, high pressure will again return to us! Thicker clouds are only expected in the morning. Chances are good that the sun will gain the upper hand in the course of the day!

Tendency

Sunday will be sunny and mild. For Monday no significant changes are expected. The following days will then be sunny and warm.

Need help? Contact us!

Innsbruck Tourism


Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Hotel- and group reservations


Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tourist info


Mo - Fr: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Historical buildings

 > Vellenberg castle ruins

Vellenberg castle ruins

Burgruine Vellenberg
Vellenberg, 6091  Götzens

Opening Hours

Vellenberg – castle ruins with a remarkable history

This castle site, surrounded and protected by imposing castle walls, was once built as a "Wehrburg" (a defensive castle) under the rule of the Counts of Andechs (also known as the Ministerials of Andechs). It was comprised of two impressive towers, an armoury and a simple residential wing. The castle was first mentioned in documents dating back to 1166 and frequently changed hands over the centuries.

Around 1500, the bastion was a popular hunting lodge for Emperor Maximilian I., who had the castle site tastefully expanded and enlarged.

After his death, the castle was used as the seat of a legal court with an active dungeon and a dreaded torture chamber. One of the famous prisoners held at the castle during this period was the minnesinger and composer Oswald von Wolkenstein.

Several severe earthquakes between 1670 and 1689 destroyed the appearance of virtually the entire castle site. Records show that the ruins of the former residential wing were subsequently only used by a forest ranger. In 1955, the site of the former castle was purchased by a noble family from Italy, the Mondani-Bortolans, who used the residential wing as their own personal residence until just recently.

The Vellenberg castle ruins are not open to visitors.





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