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The Reifenstein

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Veneto-Dolomites, Italy.

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The Reifenstein, in the Italian South Tyrol town of Vipiteno, is probably Europe's best-preserved Medieval castle. Signora (or Frau) Blanc is the current owner, who takes visitors on a guided tour of her palatial home, regaling all with tales of unfortunate townsfolk imprisoned with no food or water for days on end as punishment for not paying their taxes.

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