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Say "Yes" to the Most Romantic Wedding Castles

One of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in South Tyrol, the oldest grapevine in the world and a surprise wedding made for television.

Many women have imagined this day since they were young girls, draped in the curtains or tablecloth of their mothers and dreaming of the “most beautiful day of her life.“ The dream wedding with the handsome prince. And what was the background? Of course, a castle: romantic and filled with atmosphere.

South Tyrol is the region with most castles in Europe, many of them enchanting and Medieval in appearance. The highest density of castles is in Prissiano/Prissian near Tesimo/Tisens, above Merano/Meran. It is not for nothing that it is known as the "Village of Castles". On the sunny high plateau there are several beautiful castles suitable for a dream wedding, as well as the Fahlburg Castle and Katzenzungen Castle. Both offer enough space for a wedding party and fantastic views of the entire area.
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Katzenzungen Castle is home to the largest and probably oldest grapevine in the world. The majestic plant provides the perfect backdrop for romantic wedding photos.
Katzenzungen Castle – get married under the oldest grapevine in the world

Even stars and celebrities celebrate their weddings on Katzenzungen Castle, and there was even once a surprise wedding at the castle where the bride knew nothing in advance and suddenly found herself at her own wedding, transmitted by a television station that films fairytale weddings live. An event that the castle owner Veronika Pobitzer still remembers today.

Katzenzungen Castle is home to the largest and probably oldest grapevine in the world, the Versoaln. Celebrating under the "Versoaln" grapevine is something truly special. For a long time people believed that it was more than 600 years old, although scientific research classifies it as being “only“ 360 years old. Despite its advanced age, the vine still produces grapes, from which about 300 bottles of fine white wine are pressed every year. In addition, the majestic plant provides the perfect backdrop for romantic wedding photos.

On Katzenzungen Castle lovers can get married year-round. “And there is always a perfect "Plan B" for the possibility of inclement weather," says Pobitzer. All of the halls, lounges and outdoor areas can be used exclusively, and in winter the entire castle is heated. Three floors of antique charm, filled with antique furniture, frescoes and works of art. The castle was first mentioned in writing in 1244, owned at the time by Henricus de Cazenzunge. In the Middle Ages and the following centuries, it was subsequently owned by several influential families before being subject to years of decay until it was acquired by Josef Pobitzer in 1978. With his son Ernst, he restored it to its old magic. Today it is used for various culinary, cultural and corporate events. And of course, for fairytale weddings.

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The Fahlburg – one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in South Tyrol

Fahlburg Castle is another popular setting for weddings. This was also recognized by Prince Schönburg and the well-known musician Herbert Pixner, only a few of the personalities who have celebrated their wedding at the Fahlburg.

The wedding ceremony can be celebrated in the two-storey castle chapel on the ground floor of the castle, or in the Prissiano village church of St. Martin. Afterwards, have a feast in the Renaissance halls and salons, and in the evening celebrate in the fireplace room, in the salons, and the old fireplace kitchen.

The castle has been owned by the same family for over 400 years, the Count of Brandis. This is not at all self-evident these days, not to mention that they appear very seldom. The interior of the castle is still partially preserved in its original state - including the ceiling paintings by the Baroque painter Stefan Kessler, and the paneling and tiled stoves dating from the 13th century, which make the Fahlburg a unique artistic monument. As well as one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in South Tyrol!
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