oachner hoefeweg schloss proesels schlern
oachner hoefeweg schloss proesels schlern


Presule Castle rises majestically in the eponymous village, one of the venues of the famous Oswald von Wolkenstein Ride

Presule (Prösels), one of the districts of Fiè allo Sciliar, is named after its Presule Castle. The magnificent building, together with the unmistakable Sciliar Massif, is one of the landmarks of the municipality. Castel Presule was first mentioned in 1279 AD as "Castrum Presile". One of the owners of the castle was Oswald von Wolkenstein, to whom one of the largest equestrian events in South Tyrol is dedicated today with the Oswald von Wolkenstein Ride.

The centre of the village extends below the castle, around the St. Nicholas Church with its Romanesque round apse and the fresco of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary. Numerous partly historic farms and houses are part of Presule. From here you can hike up to the castle, which invites you to a guided tour, but also further up to the surrounding peaks. Among them is the Mount Balzo with the Wuhnleger, an idyllic pond in the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park.

The car park of the above-mentioned castle is the starting point of the Aica di Fiè Farm Trail. It is named after the village of Aica di Fiè, or "Oacha" in South Tyrolean dialect. From here, the path takes you to the idyllic St. Catherine Church and on through the Sciliar region, past old farms and inns that invite you to a typical snack, called "Marende". The path can be shortened at several places. In winter, the lifts to the Alpe di Siusi Skiing Area are only a 10-minute drive away.

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