Runkelstein Castle (Italy)

Trentino-Alto Adige     See list of castles in Italia

The Castle was built in 1237 by brothers Friedrich and Beral von Wangen.
More than a century later, the brothers Niklaus and Franz Vintler, belonging to a rich family of shopkeepers from Bolzano, bought Castel Roncolo and had it frescoed with subjects of a secular character.

In 1390 the Vintler family built the so-called "Casa d'Estate" next to the Romanesque building. Inside there are not only frescoes in green earth depicting the legend of "Tristan and Isolde" by Gottfried von Stra├čburg, but also one of the oldest depictions on fresco of the round table of King Arthur.

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Latitude: 46.517358
Longitude: 11.358978
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