Eppan Ansitz Montan
Eppan Ansitz Montan

Montani Castle

The medieval complex of Montani Castle from the 13th century, also called Montan Castle, is located in Appiano Monte.

Near the Prielhof estate above San Michele Appiano stands a venerable building: Montani Castle (Burg Montan, in German). It was built in the 13th century for the Lords of Montani and mentioned for the first time in written documents in 1374. The two residential towers date back to that period and were united by an intermediate structure only some centuries later. In the 14th century, however, Georg von Montani took over the property. In the centuries to come, the castle changed hands several times. Its structure is - even it doesn't seem so at first glance - clearly that of a castle.

A three-storey fortification tower, a residential building with arcades and a beautiful wooden portal, as well as a hip roof, that's to say a roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, characterise Montani Castle. Interesting: The masonry is well visible because it wasn't plastered, and shows clearly the various building activities. The double lancet windows and the two sundials date back to the late Middle Ages. Also elements of the Late Gothic, the Renaissance and the Baroque are still visible. Montani Castle is inhabited, so it can only be visited from the outside.

Currently, access may still be subject to certain restrictions.

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