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Castel Presule

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Jim0 wrote a review Jun 2019
Switzerland385 contributions83 helpful votes
The night before there was a wedding here and the bride and groom drank coffee with me at the small cafe. There was also a 94 year lady. Her dialect was great. I could understand about 30% of the German. In addition they were preparing for a Ritter contest that is once ervery spring with houses and contests.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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AlexA73 wrote a review May 2019
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On a hill next to the village of Fie allo Sciliar this fantastic medieval castle fully preserved dominates a large area from its walls. The original name was Prosels but it was turned into italian name after WWI. At night with soft lights is fantastic view. Don't miss this place if visiting the surroundings.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Skip H wrote a review Nov 2018
Pensacola, Florida212 contributions58 helpful votes
Took the buses from Kastleruth. Impressive bus system. Particularly impressive bus driving on narrow, hilly, curving roads. At one point there was only about 2" clearance on each side as our driver took us between two buildings. Castle is great fun. The construction is impressive and the furnishings are authentic and fun. If you have kids, they would especially enjoy several hours spent here. We had a bus to catch and the weather was not good for strolling the day we were there. Otherwise, we would have spent more time wandering the grounds. Consider coffee and lunch or dinner at the Gasthaus Proesler. That's where the bus stop is located. We had coffee and lunch. Both were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the lunch. It could only have been better if we'd had time for a bottle of wine with lunch. Next time.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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dickonfotheringay wrote a review Jan 2018
fotheringay180 contributions123 helpful votes
Not only are the guides charming, knowledgeable and helpful without being at all snotty, but at the end of the tour they even give you a glass of local mulled apple cider! Never had that before at the end of a castle tour! And it helps matters that the castle is very attractive, intact, furnished, all in all stunning!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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lcap988 wrote a review Jan 2017
Saronida, Greece1,254 contributions294 helpful votes
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I learned that the Prösels Castle was built around the year 1200, by the Counts von Völs, aristocratic servants of the Bishops of Bressanone. In the early 16th century it was extended and converted by the Governor of Tyrol, Leonhard von Völs, to a Renaissance castle. During the 16th Century, this Casle hosted at least two witch trials, for the so called local witches. According to the historical records, possibly more than 30 local inhabitants were condemned and burned at the stake. 500 years later, the Municipality of Fie', among other cerimonies meant to remember these very terrible things of the past, has placed a commemorative table/little monument, just in front of the castle, not to forget these horrific events of that time. By the way, one of my photos depicts just that little monument. Apart for these incredible things which happened centuries ago in here, I have to say that we enjoyed the visit to this castle, just the outside part of it, because when we went there, it was closed to the public. With the occasion, we also paid a visit to the close-by "Powder Tower", which can be entered and walked up (~ 66 Steps), till the top, from where you can have a beautiful view of the castle, as well as of all the around area, with a vision till the village of Fie'. Very nice experience!
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Date of experience: January 2017
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