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Castel Coira - Churburg

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E.Montes wrote a review Apr 2019
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I visited the Churburg together with my wife and our three kids (12, 10, and 8 years old). We were all very impressed with the level of preservation of the Burg and with the knowledge of the guide who showed us the place. We joined a guided tour provided by the Burg itself which we highly recommended. Anyone interested in the history of this part of Europe from the early 12th century to the late 17th century should make sure to spend a few hours here.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Terry J wrote a review Aug 2018
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Coming from New Zealand,castles are one of the things that we‘re most interested in. We have truly glorious nature but none of the beautiful buildings Europe has to offer! We were in Italy last fall but I forgot to hand in my report then and anyway,I guess not much will have changed. The tour takes almost an hour and costs around €10 per person which is good value for money considering the excellent guided tour included. They seem to have more guides than they need as there were a few standing about just waiting. We were assigned a nice young lady who did her job very well. The beautiful frescos on the walls and the stories that go with them are unique,as is the portable organ built especially for an ancestor of the present owner and the felt cloak he wore.There is also a big chamber with lots of portraits and the famous armory with an amazing collection of armor worn by the family and their retainers in bygone days. The Trapp Family,who are the owners,still live there in the summer,the guide said. They have a flag flying when they are in residence which is a cute touch. I could go on forever... there is so much to see! We would give top marks for everything except for the language aspect Unfortunately the website was only in German and Italian so I was not able to look up the castle before we came....this is something we could not understand as English is really the most universally spoken language nowadays. For us Kiwis,who are not exposed to other lingos at home,it‘s pretty hard to pack up other languages!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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WVA1986 wrote a review Aug 2018
Merelbeke, Belgium28 contributions9 helpful votes
An excellent guide takes you on a tour trough the post-medieval richesse. Some more attention should go to information regarding the political background.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary H wrote a review Jul 2018
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My boyfriend and I are passionate about history and really love castles so we came up from Bolzano. Castel Coira looks exactly like a medieval fortress should....we were already excited on the way up from the carpark. The tourists go to a waiting room with a nice view of the garden until the next tour starts. There were two guides (they have sort of a uniform) standing around not doing anything so I don't understand why we had to wait. Anyway,we were called up after a while but there was no English tour so we joined an Italian one and were given an English description(which,by the way,was full of mistakes)to read while the guy was talking. What we then saw was worth the wait! This place is really cool and the armour is really fabulous! Just sad that we couldn't understand the guide,he seemed to have lots to say! We checked the website but they don't have it in English....I guess that language is not their strong point although it would be pretty usefull for all those who can't speak german or Italian! The beautiful castle makes up for a lot but these people could make a bigger effort!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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OccasionalHope wrote a review Jun 2018
Reading, United Kingdom96 contributions31 helpful votes
A really beautiful castle with superb Renaissance frescoes and a big collection of late medieval arms and armour. Very sadly, admission is only by guided tour, and although they obviously sometimes offer it in English, the day I visited I had to tag along with an Italian group, and barely understood a word of what was evidently an entertaining and interesting talk ;(
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Date of experience: June 2018
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