Castel Boymont is located in the heart of a forest. It is one of the three castles you can reach in a pleasant three castles’ walk.
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Castel Boymont dates back to High Middle Ages and is located above Missiano on a forested rock spur. Already in Iron Age there were settlements in this place, which is proved by various findings. In the Romanesque times, from 1220 to 1230 BC, a construction was created, which was aimed at making comfortable living possible. Defence was second-rate in constructing this castle.
However, strikingly evident are the lines according to which the castle has been constructed. The rectangular construction has been realized in a draught and is not a typical High Middle Age construction. Moreover hardly any alternations and renovations have been carried out. For this reason it is undoubtedly a Roman castle complex.
The great hall consists of several levels, is located in the south east and boasts beautiful triforia, and three-arched windows in the circular wall. The donjon in the northeast is characterised by a strange and large bay, which boasts the form of a round arch directed towards east. In the north east there is another little tower. On the first floor, above the entrance, there is the castle chapel with an apsis that is oriented towards east.
The Lords of Boymont in the 14th century had an important role to play in social life. It is a proven fact that a certain Ulrich Kässler lived on Boymont. This man in 1413 married Barbara von Boymont. Coming of humble stock, he enjoyed the confidence of the Tyrolean Herzog Friedrich with the Empty Pocket. In 1425 Boymont Castle burned as a consequence of an act of incendiarism. Today the Castle ruin of Boymont Castle has been renovated and consolidated. It has been integrated into a pleasant walk taking you to three different castle complexes of the area.