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Augusto Boer Bront
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PostPosted: Thu 26 May, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Castles in Slovenia-Austria.         Reply with quote

Hi. My group and I wanted to make a single day long trip to a castle with an organized museum. These castles should be more or less 100km away from the italian border (we live in friul-ivenezia giulia).
Any viable suggestion?

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PostPosted: Thu 26 May, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

....Uuuh... South Tyrol is full of castles, but I've got no idea if any of them has any museum worth of notice.

Is Innsbruck still within that distance? Schloss Ambras would definately be worth your time. It's got a good selection of 16th century arms and armour and an outstanding curiosity cabinet. Never mind that the building itself is beautiful.
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PostPosted: Thu 26 May, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ambras is nice and only ca. 60km from the italian border (thx @WWI Worried ). the armour collection is not too big, but there are some fine pieces (including ~25 worn in the battle of lepanto). besides the "castle" has one of the very few leftover renaissance great-halls, that were left originally and not baroquized later. somewhat disappointing are the 3 floors with a habsburg ancestral portrait gallery from ~1400 til ~1850. (very boring)

if you want to stay in southern tyrol i`d suggest the Churburg in Schluderns, they have some really medieval armour, Ambras only early modern.



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