Nature park Matzen
South of Brixlegg approx. 300 metres from the river Inn I have discovered Matzen castle. The castle was built in the 16th century on top of a former tower castle
The six story high circular tower to the east of the castle really impressed me. I am sure the views from the tower must be spectacular, but Matzen castle can only be admired from outside. Or you spend your holiday in Hotel Schloss Matzen.
The wonderful park area was created according to an English model and can be visited all year round. It is considered one of the most beautiful and valuable cultural landscapes in the Tyrol. Thank you, Franz Baron von Lipperheide. The park is really marvelous. There are two artificial ponds, the Löwenteich (lion pond) and the Karpfenteich (carp pond) and many of the over 40 exotic trees and shrubs are as old as the park. With a reverent feeling I lean against one of the tree giants and think about Baron von Lipperheide.
Numerous walking paths can be found around Matzen Park. Whether a family walk in the castles park or a circular walk around the castles – Matzen Castle and the surrounding castles Lipperheide, Lichtenwehr and the Kropfsberg ruin are always well worth a visit.
Other paths lead from the park up to Reith im Alpbachtal
The park is also a popular venue for concerts, other musical events, cabaret evenings and readings, which are held on the open air stage. These events are held in the course of the „Matzener Sommer“.