<p>Landscape with Hocheppan Castle, South Tyrol (painting by F._C._Kiaerskou)</p>
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A real leap into the past, in a fairytale atmosphere among castles, vineyards and forests.

Korb Castle
(by Thesurvived99, CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons)

(by Thesurvived99, CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons)

We finally reach Korb Castle, the last point of our itinerary. This is a noble residence built by the Korb family. The tower, the oldest part, dates back to the 13th century (before 1236), almost at the same time as the neighbouring and overhanging Boymont Castle. In 1314, the castle is mentioned in a Latin document issued by the Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Bozen as “von dem Chorbe de Eppianno”.

The manor then passed to the Feigensteiners and then to the Vintlers (1399). Fifty years later, it passed to the Gfellers, who started a whirlwind series of ownership changes that lasted until 1834, when Johann von Putzer bought it from Bolzano, who enlarged it and had the chapel built.

In the 1870s, the building passed to the Tessmann family: the scholar Friedrich von Tessmann also lived here.

After the First World War, it was handed over to the Dellago family and was used as a hotel. Today, it is still a hotel and restaurant popular for its panoramic view of Bolzano, the Adige Valley and the South Tyrolean Wine Route.

Recently, the castle owners bought a bunker from the Alpine Wall in South Tyrol, precisely work 45 of the Bolzano South barrage, to turn it into a wine shop. Here is another meaningful lesson of history, which, despite the passage of cultures and necessities, teaches us not to forget because memory is what defines our future.


1. The journey begins

2. Kreideturm

3. Appiano (Eppan) Castle

4. Boymont Castle

5. Korb Castle