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Longomoso and its historic commend, an old hospice of the Teutonic Order, form the cultural centre of the municipality of Renon

Immediately after Collalbo, the main village of the municipality of Renon, the houses of Longomoso follow. It is a tiny village, but culture lovers know it very well: It's a place where you can find a lot of art and culture. The commend regularly hosts exhibitions, concerts - including some for children - and the "Rittner Sommerspiele" (Renon Summer Stage). During the warm months, the building itself, an interesting structure with a history dating back to 1211, can also be visited.

This Historic Longomoso Commandry was once built as a hospice and taken over by the Teutonic Order a few years later. This is exactly where the St. Ulrich Pass was located when the "Emperor's Road" ran across the Renon in the 13th century. It was the time before 1314 AD, when numerous pilgrims were travelling on foot to Rome and the Valle Isarco valley between Colma and Bolzano was inaccessible due to the recurring impassability of the Isarco Gorge.

In the village there is a primary school for the German language group, which is also used by pupils from the neighbouring Collalbo. In addition, there is an inn in the centre of the village and the Peter Mayr House of Culture. The small church with its massive tower is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Near Longomoso (Lengmoos), as in several other places on the Renon High Plateau, you can find Earth Pyramids. The columns of easily erodible rock are protected by a capstone and bizarre to look at - a very special phenomenon and well-known natural landmark.

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