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Castles and Fortresses in Lana and Environs
Reliving the past in Lana and Environs
Castles and Fortresses in Lana and Environs
Castles and Fortresses in Lana and Environs
Castles and Fortresses in Lana and Environs

Castles and Fortresses in Lana and Environs

Reliving the past in Lana and Environs

Lana’s many castles, fortresses, churches and convents bear witness to its deep historical and cultural roots, and a number of medieval relics still overlook the Val d’Adige/Etschtal Valley. Today, all that remains of the 11th Century Mayenburg Castle in Foiana/Völlan are its ruins. The castles of Braunsberg, Helmsdorf, Leonburg and Brandisburg still remain standing and all date back to the 13th Century.

Other 12th and 13th Century castles in Tesimo/Tisens and Prissiano/Prissian above Lana include Fahlburg Castle, Wehrburg Castle and Katzenzungen Castle. From April to October, Lebensberg Castle above Cermes/Tscherms is open daily for guided tours. The hiking route leading to the 13th Century Kröll Tower near Gargazzone/Gargazon is also worth visiting.
Braunsberg Castle Lana
Braunsberg Castle Lana
The Masters of Braunsberg were first mentioned in the records in 1231; from 1492 in the possession of the Counts Trapp, latterly inherited by the Counts ...
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Lebenberg Castle Tscherms
Lebenberg Castle Tscherms
Castel Lebenberg is one of the most beautiful castles in Burggrafenamt, built in the 13th century. By the lords of Marling. Very extensive castle complex of ...
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Kröll tower and waterfall Gargazon
Kröll tower and waterfall Gargazon
Medieval tower high above Gargazzone and the Etschtal Valley. The Trautson coat of arms can be seen above the round arched entrance. The tower is believed to ...
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Brandis Castle Lana
Brandis Castle Lana
Since the collapse of the unusually powerful donjon in 1807 only ruins; The castle consisted of the freestanding mountain fried, the house with castle entrance ...
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Castle Mayenburg Völlan
Castle Mayenburg Völlan
The vast ruined fortress of Mayenburg stands on land that shows evidence of prehistoric settlement on a long hilly ridge in Foiana. It was built by the Counts ...
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Leonburg Castle Lana
Leonburg Castle Lana
Built in the early 13th century with three-story keeps and living areas with Gothic parlours; a rare example of a medieval castle complex largely preserved in ...
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