Castel Salorno

Castel Salorno, also called Haderburg, is located in the most southern village of South Tyrol which is Salorno.

Castel Salorno - “Haderburg” ín German -, located on a soaring rock spur above the eponymous village of Salorno (Salurn) in the southern part of South Tyrol, dates back to Medieval times. The castle marks the lingual border of German (or bilingual) and only Italian speaking inhabitants, and therefore of South Tyrol and the Trentino. The building is one of the most important monuments of South Tyrol. Castel Salorno was built by the Earls of Salorno in the 13th century.

Thereupon it repeatedly changed hands, first the castle was in possession of the Lords of Tyrol, in 1284 the castle was handed on to Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia. In the 14th century, the House of Habsburg owned the castle complex. In 1514, under the rule of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, the complex was enlarged and renewed. Several decades after, Castel Salorno lost its strategic significance and started to decay. Since 1648, however, the castle is owned by the Venetian Earls Zenobio-Albrizzi and their descendants.

Still today, Castel Salorno is a really impressive complex, but it is not inhabited. The current owner, baron Ernesto Rubin de Cervin Albrizzi, renovated and consolidated the castle complex by means of public funds. For some years now, Castel Salorno has been reopened for the public and houses the castle tavern “zum 18. Fass”. And how to reach Castel Salorno? It is accessible via the almost 1 km long steep “Path of Visions” in a 20 minute walk.

Opening hours - castle tavern: from March 1 to October 31, 2019
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4.30 pm
Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10.30 am to 7 pm
Mondays and Tuesdays closed (except on public holidays)

Further information:
phone: +39 334 7775843,

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