Laudegg Castle (Burg Laudegg)

Laudegg Castle (Burg Laudegg)


Location: Tyrol   Map


Laudegg Castle is a medieval fortress in Tyrol province of Austria. Laudegg Castle stands on a strategic hill overlooking a town of Oberinntal and Lower Inn Valley.


Description of Laudegg Castle

Laudegg Castle was constructed in the early Middle Ages as a residential tower, but it was first mentioned in 1239. Ministerial family of Laudeck that belong to a court of Duke Otto von Andechs in Innsbruck called this citadel home. Additionally Laudegg Castle served as an official resince of the seat of the Supreme Court until the 17th century when it was moved to Ried im Oberinntal.


In 1406 Laudegg Castle was besieged, stormed and badly damaged by the peasant armies during a local revolt. However it was later rebuilt to its original size. Over time however Laudegg Castle lost much of its military use. Instead it was turned into a private residence by the local nobility families that exchanged the citadel several times over a course of several centuries. After the 17th century it served largely as a warehouse. Laudegg Castle underwent renovation project in the second half of the 20th century.