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Berwang Village

Berwang is a municipality in the district of Reutte in the Austrian state of Tyrol. More photos can be found there and there.

Taufers Castle

Built in the 1220’s, by a noble-free family named Taufers. This powerful castle is a dynastic seat of the Barons of Taufers. In the 15th and 16th centuries the grounds were renovated into an expansive castle residence, most of them built in the early 16th century.

The preserved castle complex is a popular film location, providing the setting of the films The Red Violin, Just Married. It also served as a picturesque backdrop for Roman Polanski's 1967 horror classic The Fearless Vampire Killers.

See also my photos of the castle there and there.

Sand in Taufers

Sand in Taufers is a comune in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 kilometres of Bolzano.

The town centre is situated in the valley of the Ahr river, stretching from Bruneck up northwards to the Venediger Group mountains and the border with Austria

Taufers Castle has some beautiful alpine forest nearby

Hohenwerfen Castle stands high above the Austrian town of Werfen, approximately 40 kilometers south of Salzburg. The castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the adjacent Tennengebirge mountain range. The fortification is a "sister" of Hohensalzburg Castle both dated from the 11th century.

Hohenwerfen Castle

Be sure to check my favorite Hohenwerfen photo here.

Hohenwerfen Castle Grounds

Currently, the bastion functions as a museum. Among the numerous attractions offered by the fortress are guided tours showing its extensive weapons collection, the historical Salzburg Falconry with the falconry museum as well as a fortress tavern. The historic Falconry Centre is a special attraction, offering daily flight demonstrations using various birds of prey, including eagles, falcons, hawks, and vultures.

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