Brunnenburg Castle: Enchantment Set in Stone . In 1250, the

Brunnenburg Castle: Enchantment Set in Stone . In 1250, the

6/5/2021, 10:47:16 AM
Brunnenburg Castle: Enchantment Set in Stone . In 1250, the Counts of Tyrol commissioned the fortress as a defensive outpost. It was erected on a glacial crag downslope from Castle Tirol providing watchmen a focused eye deep into the valley openings of Merano and Vinschgau. Despite Brunnenburg’s position below Castle Tirol, both in royal command and mountain clinging elevation, this warden of the north is not any less impressive. Its ivy-mantled tower bears stone teeth that bite into the sky conjuring a sight that is one part romance and one part menacing. The castle isolated on its own is enough to strike fear into an invading army. But seeing it paired with the mother of all castles looming above must have been a sight that sent road-weary raiders racing back to their homelands. Sacking one castle is hard enough. Two? Forget about it. Source : throneandvine website Photographer @lennart

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