Appiano, South Tyrol’s region of castles

High above Terlano towers the Neuhaus Ruin, which might be seen from near and far and renders Andriano an ideal starting point for a special kind of hiking: “castle hiking”.

A truly huge number of manors and castles (80 and more!!) characterise the surroundings of Appiano. Our tip: Some of them may again serve as great hiking destinations.

Also Caldaro boasts a number of inhabited castles, such as Sallegg Castle, Kampan Castle or Leuchtenburg Castle above Lake Caldaro.

In the area of Cortaccia and Salorno, the majestic Turmhof Castle as well as Haderburg Castle - which by the way is the most southern castle of the German speaking area - create a truly legendary atmosphere. And in the close surroundings there is the so-called Enn Castle towering high above the Val d’Adige Valley…

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  1. Castel Laimburg

    Castel Laimburg

    Castel Laimburg was name-giving for the vine-growing and fruit-growing company, the…
  2. Castel Rechtenthal

    Castel Rechtenthal

    Rechtenthal castle is in view coming from Caldaro, right above the the beginning of…
  3. Ruin of Casaccia/Castel Pfeffersburg

    Ruin of Casaccia/Castel Pfeffersburg

    The ruin of Casaccia is located above the Casaccia-Pfeffersburg tavern in…
  4. Castel Wolfsthurn

    Castel Wolfsthurn

    The Lords of Andriano had the little castle complex of Castel Wolfsthurn built on a…
  5. Castel Schwanburg

    Castel Schwanburg

    The Schwanburg is one of the main sights of the municipality of Nalles and is…
  6. Castel Stachelburg

    Castel Stachelburg

    Stachelburg Castle is inhabited and hosts a cellar in which you can enjoy various…
  7. Castel Paschbach

    Castel Paschbach

    Castel Paschbach is located above S. Michele and has once upon a time been domicile…
  8. Castel Payersberg

    Castel Payersberg

    High above the gorge of the Sirmiano river, there are the ruins of Castel Payersberg.
  9. Castel del Grifo

    Castel del Grifo

    The Grifo Castle, located above Settequerce near Terlano at 751 m asl, has led a…
  10. Residence Aichberg

    Residence Aichberg

    Aichberg residence is located on the road to Appiano/Monte above San Michele.
  11. Castel Castelforte

    Castel Castelforte

    Castelforte Castle, a rather small building, rises high above the Val d’Adige. Some…
  12. Castel Campan

    Castel Campan

    Surrounded by an attractive park in the locality of Villa di Mezzo, Castel Campan…
  13. Castel Sallegg

    Castel Sallegg

    At Villa di Mezzo, also in the middle of Caldaro, there is a beautiful castle…
  14. Castel Englar

    Castel Englar

    The Gothic castle above San Michele of Appiano is a real fairytale-castle.
  15. Castel Turmhof-Tiefenbrunner

    Castel Turmhof-Tiefenbrunner

    Castel Turmhof-Tiefenbrunner is located at Niclara in the municipality of Cortaccia…
  16. Castel Guardia

    Castel Guardia

    If you drive from the Wine Road towards Bolzano, you can see Castel Guardia on your…
  17. Castel Kaldiff

    Castel Kaldiff

    It is located on a 354 m high Dolomite rock. The castle ruin Kaldiff, or Caldiff,…
  18. Castel d’Enna

    Castel d'Enna

    Above Montagna, there is Castel d’Enna, towering into the sky.
  19. Castello di Ora

    Castello di Ora

    The Fioreschy residence in the Oltradige has one upon a time been called Ora Castle.
  20. Castel Haderburg

    Castel Haderburg

    Castello di Salorno, also called Haderburg, is located at Salorno, at the “border”…
  21. Castel Mareccio

    Castel Mareccio

    In the centre of Bolzano and nevertheless in the green there is the famous Mareccio…
  22. Castel Rafenstein

    Castel Rafenstein

    The ruin of Rafenstein is located in the north west of Bolzano along a former…
  23. Castel Flavon

    Castel Flavon

    High above Bolzano this castle complex surveys Bolzano and surroundings. The…
  24. Castel Sant’Antonio

    Castel Sant’Antonio

    It is not a famous historic building, nevertheless worth mentioning. Castel…
  25. Castel Roncolo

    Castel Roncolo

    Castel Roncolo is located high above Bolzano in a graceful position in a pophyry…
  26. Castel Chiaro

    Castel Chiaro

    This ruin characterises the landscape surrounding lake Caldaro.
  27. Castel Neuhaus

    Castel Neuhaus

    Originally Neuhaus Castle Ruin was called Maultasch Castle, named after the Duchess…
  28. Castel Firmiano

    Castel Firmiano

    Castel Firmiano is THE castle of South Tyrol: this is also where the first pass…
  29. Castel d’Appiano

    Castel d'Appiano

    It is located above Missiano at Appiano and has been well preserved. For hikers and…
  30. Ruin Castelfeder

    Ruin Castelfeder

    We already know Castelfeder as a rather mystical place. The ruin has got the same…
  31. Castel Boymont

    Castel Boymont

    Castel Boymont is located in the heart of a forest. It is one of the three castles…
  32. Castel Corba

    Castel Corba

    Castel Corba is located at Missiano is well-preserved and still inhabited.

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Castle Englar

    Hotel Castle Englar

  2. Schloss Hotel Korb

    Schloss Hotel Korb

  3. Hotel Residence Tschindlhof

    Hotel Residence Tschindlhof

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