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Castles and Mansions

Castles and Mansions in Upper Venosta Valley

Traces of the Middle Ages in Upper Venosta Valley

The history of Upper Venosta Valley gives an insight into the conflicts between the Habsburg rulers and the people of Grisons. Thus, today we can admire impressive historic monuments, over 40 castles and palaces. Some are in ruins and only the vestiges of buildings remain, many however, were preserved from decay.

Of the best-preserved castles in South Tyrol is Coira Castle above Sluderno/Schluderns. Erected in the 13th century, the medieval buildings were later converted into a Renaissance residence. One can see frescoes, chambers and chapels, as well as Europe's largest armour collection. It is also worth visiting the Lichtenberg ruin and Rotund Castle in Tubre/Taufers, as well as Fürstenburg castle and the Fröhlich tower, as one of the five towers in Malles/Mals.
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    Fröhlich Tower

    The castle dating to the 12th or 13th century, had already been the seat of the court and territorial sovereignty of the prince. Today, only the mighty round castle keep towers out from the ruins of the once residential building. According to ...
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    Coira Castle

    Coira Castle in Sluderno/Schluderns was erected during the 13th Century and developed by Count Trapp during the 16th Century to become one of the most beautiful Renaissance residences in South Tyrol. Today, it is one of the best-preserved castles in ...
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    Fürstenburg Castle

    Furstenburg Castle in Burgusio/Burgeis is a fortress erected in the 13th century on behalf of the Bishop Conrad of Chur (1272–- 1282). In the 16th and 17th centuries A.D. it was however restructured according to the style of the time. The oldest ...
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Discover the numerous hiking trails along the irrigations channel paths
 
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We help you to find the ideal accomodations in the Upper Venosta Valley Holiday Area
 
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The Day of the Romanesque will be held on 15 October, 2016. On this day in Venosta Valley, which is located on the “Alpine Road of Romanesque Art”, free tours are organized around the many churches and chapels but also of secular buildings dating to the early Middle Ages.
 
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Here you'll find an overview of the wide range and diversity of top events in the holiday area Upper Venosta Valley.
Welcome to the Upper Venosta culture region
Hike along ancient irrigation channels, partake of winter sports on glacial areas beneath impressive Alpine peaks or ride your bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Upper Venosta Valley.