Runkelstein Castle, Bolzano

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Runkelstein Castle (German: Schloss Runkelstein; Italian: Castel Roncolo) is a medieval fortification on a rocky spur in the territory of Ritten, near the city of Bolzano in South Tyrol, Italy. In 1237 Alderich Prince-Bishop of Trent gave the brothers Friedrich and Beral Lords of Wangen permission to construct a castle on the rock then called Runchenstayn.
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  • The castle had some very good frescoes, and the rooms had good signage. Great views of the countryside from the tower. I did not have anything to eat or drink as I had beers and pretzels earlier...  more »
  • On the plus side, this castle has excellent signage in English, which is something we've found lacking in this corner of Italy. It's frescoes, which are the drawing card for this castle, are in...  more »
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  • Pretty little castle with some lovely old wall paintings. Only problem I had with it was that not all descriptions were in English, just Italian and German. There was also a little exhibition about an Austrian aristocrat when I was there, I don't know if it's a permanent thing but it was most definitely there when I visited it.
  • It is not a castle. It was a summer party house to show off how rich the owners were and to a lesser extent someplace you could hole up if you felt threatened. The fresco s are fun and well preserved. The walk to the castle is all up hill (take the bus) but the walk back is easy.
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