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Runkelstein Castle

Runkelstein Castle


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    Constructed: 1237 by Friedrich and Beral (Lords of Wangen)







Runkelstein Castle is located near town of Bolzano in the South Tyrol of Italy. It was constructed on a rock cliff overlooking Talvera river that flows below in 1237 by Friedrich and Beral (Lords of Wangen). In the 14th century Runkelstein Castle was badly damaged by siege and subsequently reconstructed. Its walls were covered by beautiful Gothic frescoes. In 1893 Runkelstein Castle was donated to the municipality of Bolzano, which still owns the stronghold. In the late 20th century the structure was reconstructed to its original Medieval appearance.






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