Another one of the gems of this region and a remnant of the ancient past as early as the 11th century, deep into the Middle Ages, Castle Tyrol epithomises the beauty of the olde. The very castle hill has been inhabited since ancient times - from the antiquity itself, with a nearby church dating from the early Christian period, even before the medieval times. The castle, though, was built sometime before AD1100, but the first improvements were done through 12th and then the 13th centuries under Count of Tyrol (one of the reasons why the region is called Tyrol). It also used to be the seat of Tyrol's sovereigns. It is very important for art history, and can be admired for the frescos of the castle's chapel, which are of special interest to the arts, as well as two Romanesque portals with marble sculptures showing legendary creatures, religious themes, and geometric ornaments - these Romanesque features show that the majority of the castle was built in this period. There's a museum of history in the castle now, and a falconry nearby. I bet it would be very interesting to see this part of the past - falconry used to be very common and birds of prey were admired and trained to help in hunt. This is one of the reasons why Castle Tyrol is especially popular among the tourists and a very interesting location to see.