Haderburg Castle

Salorno, Italy

Haderburg castle (Castel Salorno in Italian) dates back to Middle Ages and is located on a soaring rock spur above the homonymous village. The castle marks the lingual border of German (or bilingual) and only Italian speaking inhabitants (South Tyrol and Trentino). The building is one of the most important monuments of South Tyrol.

Castel Salorno has been constructed by the Earls of Salorno in the 13th century. Thereupon it repeatedly changed hands, first the castle was in possession of the Lords of Tyrol, in 1284 the castle was handed on to Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia. In the 14th century the House of Habsburg owned the castle complex. In 1514, under the rule of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, the complex was enlarged and renewed. Several decades after, Castel Salorno lost its strategic significance and started to decay. Since 1648 the castle is owned by the Venetian Earls Zenobio-Albrizzi and their descendants.

Still today Castel Salorno is a really impressive complex. The current owner, baron Ernesto Rubin de Cervin Albrizzi, renovated and consolidated the castle complex by means of public funds. Since 2003 Castel Salorno has been reopened for the public and is accessible via a 890 m long steep path. Today a castle tavern with Knights’ Hall offers medieval meals and autumn dishes.



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Via Trento 78, Salorno, Italy
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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User Reviews

Keith Giese (11 months ago)
This is honestly one of my favorite places to go to in Trentino-Alto Adige. The owners are great the location, food, mead and other alcohol all great. I still go as often as I can.
Marco Girardi (12 months ago)
A nice little walk with a great view for every age. The food and the people are very welcoming.
Maciej Bryndza (2 years ago)
Great place but food served only until 3pm!!!!
C M (2 years ago)
So glad we spontaneously decided to come here! The food was really good value (we shared some ribs with fries and beer- make sure you let them know if you don’t want them well done) and the castle was great! The walk up was a good workout!
Philipp (3 years ago)
Excellent choice of local and international craft beer.
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