Tyrol Castle

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Tyrol Castle, less commonly Tirol Castle (Castel Tirolo, Schloss Tirol) is a castle in the comune (municipality) of Tirol near Merano, in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol, Italy.wikipedia
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Merano

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Tyrol Castle, less commonly Tirol Castle (Castel Tirolo, Schloss Tirol) is a castle in the comune (municipality) of Tirol near Merano, in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol, Italy.
The Counts at Castle Tyrol elevated Meran to the status of a city during the 13th century and made it the capital of their County of Tyrol.

County of Tyrol

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It was the ancestral seat of the Counts of Tyrol and gave the whole Tyrol region its name.
Originally a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of the Counts of Tyrol, it was inherited by the Counts of Gorizia in 1253 and finally fell to the Austrian House of Habsburg in 1363.

History of Tyrol

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It was the ancestral seat of the Counts of Tyrol and gave the whole Tyrol region its name.
In the coming centuries, the counts residing in Tirol Castle near Merano extended their territory over the region.

Tirol, South Tyrol

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Tyrol Castle, less commonly Tirol Castle (Castel Tirolo, Schloss Tirol) is a castle in the comune (municipality) of Tirol near Merano, in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol, Italy.
The name of the historical region of Tyrol, stems from the Castle Tyrol, which is located in the village.

Burggrafenamt

Burggrafenamt/Burgraviato
Tyrol Castle, less commonly Tirol Castle (Castel Tirolo, Schloss Tirol) is a castle in the comune (municipality) of Tirol near Merano, in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol, Italy.
Originally part of the historic Vinschgau in the west, the name of the region is derived from the burgraves of Tyrol Castle.

Margaret, Countess of Tyrol

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In 1347 Meinhard's granddaughter Countess Margaret of Tyrol was besieged here by the forces of the Luxembourg king Charles IV.
When on the evening of 1 November 1341 John Henry came home from hunting, Margaret refused her husband admittance to their Tirol Castle residence.

List of castles in South Tyrol

Castles in South Tyrol
*List of castles in South Tyrol

Comune

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Tyrol Castle, less commonly Tirol Castle (Castel Tirolo, Schloss Tirol) is a castle in the comune (municipality) of Tirol near Merano, in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol, Italy.

South Tyrol

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Tyrol Castle, less commonly Tirol Castle (Castel Tirolo, Schloss Tirol) is a castle in the comune (municipality) of Tirol near Merano, in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol, Italy.

Italy

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Tyrol Castle, less commonly Tirol Castle (Castel Tirolo, Schloss Tirol) is a castle in the comune (municipality) of Tirol near Merano, in the Burggrafenamt district of South Tyrol, Italy.

Middle Ages

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Several artefacts and one field of graves from the early Middle Ages have been identified.

Archaeology

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Archeologists have excavated a church with three apses dating from the early Christian period.

Apse

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Archeologists have excavated a church with three apses dating from the early Christian period.

Keep

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The second construction phase including the keep dates to 1139/40.

Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia

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A third phase of construction took place in the second half of the 13th century under Count Meinhard II of Gorizia-Tyrol.

Limburg-Luxemburg dynasty

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In 1347 Meinhard's granddaughter Countess Margaret of Tyrol was besieged here by the forces of the Luxembourg king Charles IV.

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor

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In 1347 Meinhard's granddaughter Countess Margaret of Tyrol was besieged here by the forces of the Luxembourg king Charles IV.

House of Habsburg

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The castle remained the seat of Tyrol's sovereigns until 1420, when the Habsburg archduke Frederick IV moved the administrative seat to Innsbruck north of the Brenner Pass.

Frederick IV, Duke of Austria

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The castle remained the seat of Tyrol's sovereigns until 1420, when the Habsburg archduke Frederick IV moved the administrative seat to Innsbruck north of the Brenner Pass.

Innsbruck

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The castle remained the seat of Tyrol's sovereigns until 1420, when the Habsburg archduke Frederick IV moved the administrative seat to Innsbruck north of the Brenner Pass.

Brenner Pass

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The castle remained the seat of Tyrol's sovereigns until 1420, when the Habsburg archduke Frederick IV moved the administrative seat to Innsbruck north of the Brenner Pass.

Fresco

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Regarding art history, the frescos of the castle's chapel are of special interest as well as two Romanesque portals with opulent marble sculptures showing legendary creatures, religious themes, and geometric ornaments.

Romanesque architecture

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Regarding art history, the frescos of the castle's chapel are of special interest as well as two Romanesque portals with opulent marble sculptures showing legendary creatures, religious themes, and geometric ornaments.

Marble

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Regarding art history, the frescos of the castle's chapel are of special interest as well as two Romanesque portals with opulent marble sculptures showing legendary creatures, religious themes, and geometric ornaments.

Lists of legendary creatures

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Regarding art history, the frescos of the castle's chapel are of special interest as well as two Romanesque portals with opulent marble sculptures showing legendary creatures, religious themes, and geometric ornaments.