We're just west of Brixlegg, on the south bank of the Inn, admiring Schloss Matzen. It's in the Matzen Park, a park that hosts open lands and tennis courts, and sometimes hosts large concerts.|
A castle has stood here since at least 1167, and the foundations of the tower are actually Roman and date from the 100s AD. Schloss Matzen was held by the Freundsbergs from the 1100s to the 1400s. In 1468 it came into the possession of the Türndls, whose money came from mining nearby, and they finally consolidated the various buildings into one structure. Since 1957, the castle has been in the possession of the Kumps, an American family who operate a bed-and-breakfast there.
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