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