Branzoll Castle

Chiusa, Italy

Branzoll Castle was built around the year 1250 by the Lords of Sabiona. Between 1465 and 1671, it was the site of the Prince-Bishop's court judge. In 1671, it was destroyed in a fire. In 1895, reconstruction began. While the castle-keep still contains parts of the former fortress, the residential tract is completely new. The view from the church square of the buildings on both sides and the castle looming over it all is among the architecturally most breathtaking sights the city has to offer.


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Salita Sabiona 2, Chiusa, Italy
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Founded: 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Alessandra Bazzani (9 months ago)
Characteristic of the area where the castles are very beautiful. Too bad it cannot be visited for now. Who knows in the future? The climb is beautiful and a bit tiring, but it is worthwhile to see the city of Chiusa from above
channel max (9 months ago)
Its original name is Burg Branzoll. Its construction dates back to the thirteenth century on behalf of the lords of Sabiona, who previously also controlled the fortress that was located on top of the cliff (now a monastery). It then passed to the Bishops of Bressanone who entrusted it to their own captain (hence the current name). It was almost completely destroyed by a fire in 1671, only the large keep was saved. The rest of the current construction is the result of some reconstructions, made between 1895 and 1912, which gave it its current appearance. It can be reached in 10 minutes from the historic center of Klausen, with an ancient and suggestive staircase and is on the uphill path to the Abbey of Sabbiona Unfortunately it cannot be visited, it is privately owned.
Mariano Maistrello (9 months ago)
Spectacular! But ... closed !! We hope they open it on some occasion!
Dino (9 months ago)
Excellent visit
Johann Wagner (11 months ago)
The castle cannot be visited as it is privately owned. But it is still nice to look at from the outside.
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