Ritten Wangen Herbst
Ritten Wangen Herbst


The small but mighty village of Vanga nestles in the thick forest high above the gorge of the Talvera

Located at 1,064 m asl, Vanga is one of the smaller localities of the Renon, counting some 200 inhabitants only. However, in this place, so to speak on the high plateau on the sunny side of the Alps you can enjoy nature to the fullest and experience real tranquillity. Hiking across the meadows and forests as well as a walk to the earth pyramids are popular with old and young.

Worth seeing is above all the Vanga-Bellermont Castle, constructed by the mighty Lords Von Wangen between 1209 and 1237. In 1277 the castle has been destroyed, until 1500 it has been reconstructed as habitable residence. Today it is in private hands and can therefore unfortunately not be visited. Another very interesting building is Castel Roncolo, located at the foot of the high plateau, at the entrance of the Val Sarentino. Thanks to its location close to the city of Bolzano, a visit of Castel Roncolo can perfectly be combined with a visit to the historic district of Bolzano.

Vanga is also known for its close relationship to the Val Sarentino valley: since 1988 there has been a road stretching from Vanga via Vanga di Sotto to the lower located Val Sarentino valley.

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