It all began with a castle

"KRONBURG mainly distinguishes itself by its particularly beautiful and impressive location on a forested rocky hill which separates itself from the southern side of the mountain and freely rises in the middle of the narrow valley. (Josef Weingartner; Landecker Buch)

KRONBURG prehistorical

On the hill where the castle now stands there was probably once a prehistoric hill-top settlement (findings from the Hallstatt times).

Kronburg in the Roman times

Kronburg is  assumed to be identical to the Roman Castello IRCAVIO  (coin finding). Before 1380 the "Burgstall" of Kronburg was named "Circafe". 

1380 - 1423 Kronburg is taken over by "Starkenberger" and was expanded into a castle.

Geburtsurkunde und Taufschein von Schloß Kronburg

  • 1380: Hans von STARKENBERG takes over the "Purgstal" from Duke Leopold III., changes the name from "CIRCAFE" to "CHRONENBERG", and builds a castle.The castle on KRONENBERG (as it was written a year later) serves at the administrative centre of the "Starkenbergischen" property in North Tyro and is managed by caregivers. 
  • 1415:  After the fall of prince Friedrich "mit der leeren Tasche" the Starkenbergertry to obtain his possessins from "the Council of Constance.
  • 1423: After the rehabilitation of the Prince, he led the attack resulting in the downfall of the "Starkenberger" and takes over Kronburg. 
1423 - 1504 Kronburg belonged to the Tyrolean Sovereign ("Habsburger")

Once again, Friedrich 2mit der leeren Tasche" decides to place caregivers in Kronburg.

  • 1435: Large sums of money were spent on wine, meat and bed garments, leading us to believe that Friedrich himself was most likely in kronburg at this time.
  • 1485: Sigmund "der Münzreiche" pawned Kronburg to the capitular, because of financial difficulties.
  • 1502: MAXIMILIAN I. reclaims Kronburg and gives it his council advisor Hans FIEGR to puchase.
1504-1802 Kronburg is given to the "Fieger"
  • 1504: on 25.10.1504 Kronburg was handed over to Hans Fieger "den Älteren" and his brothers along with all benefits, goods (interest claims) and other supplies. Even though "die FIEGER" had bought the castle, it was occupied by MAXIMILIAN I.
  • 1507: Other fortifications are erected
  • 1530: Christoph FIEGER takes over the Fiefdom.
  • 1537: Friedrich FIEGER reclaims the Fiefdom. The administration was once again left in the caregivers hands.
  • 1734: Castle Kronburg is freely accessible.
  • 1766: Kronburg was already described as forfeited and is no considered as a ruin.
  • 1802: With the extinction of the FIEGER family Kronburg falls into the hands of the state.
Kronburg 1802 to today

TYROL is beaten by Napoleon and becomes and a Bavarian Kingdom.

  • 1811: The Bavarian government buys Kronburg for the farmer Sebastian STOCKER. In the same year Kronburg's bounaries were established.
  • 1845: Chaplain Stefan KRISMER, referred to as „KARRER STÖFFELE“, acquired the whole property and built a Convent that was originally intended for school brothers and then also for "Terziar" sisters.
  • 1952: The convent and property where then given to the "Halleiner" Franciscan sisters.
  • 2005: The Sisters of Charity from Zams take over the entire estate including castle, agriculture, Inn  and convent from the "Halleiner" Sisters.

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