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Cultural city of Schwaz

The main town in the district, where the Fugger family from Augsburg governed during the Middle Ages is known for it’s silver mine, which still today invites you to go on an adventurous journey into the past. But the ‘Old Silvier City’ offers many other sightseeing opportunities: The parish church “Our Lovely Lady” is the largest gothic hall church in Tyrol. It contains two main naves, 4 naves altogether. The roof of the church is covered by 15.000 copper plates. The death chapel in the city park (earlier grave yard) has two levels, the upper one of which contains the Veits Chapel with its late Gothic altar by Christoph Scheller.

The "Silver City" Schwaz

Situated high above the town Schloss Freundsberg sits majestically on top on a hill. The castle was originally the ancestral seat of the Freundberg Lords who were mentioned first in 1122. After many years and different owners in 1812 King Ludwig I gave the castle to the Township of Schwaz as a present. Today you find there an interesting museum, a gorgeous church which is still very popular for weddings and a castle tavern.