Kehlburg Castle

Gais, Italy

The Kehlburg castle was built probably in 933 By the bishop Altwin of Brixen at the hillside over Gais. The most important owners later were the noble family Rost zu Aufhofen, which had the castle in possession for nearly three centuries.

After the fire in 1944 where the castle was nearly completely destroyed, the chapel of the holy Erasmus was rebuild so this was used for many years as a much visited pilgrimage. Unfortunately the castle and the chapel is damaged by vandalism.


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Via Santa Caterina, Gais, Italy
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Founded: 933 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Lula (2 years ago)
Romantisch, schöne Wanderung, leider kein Burgbesuch möglich
Alex Dariz (2 years ago)
Wunderbarer Ort, das Schloss ist leider dem Verfall preisgegeben.
le Achim (2 years ago)
Die Burg darf nicht betreten werden und ist daher eigentlich nicht sonderlich sehenswert. Die Tür war aber offen.
Donatello Montanari (2 years ago)
Camminata medio bassa come difficoltà. Il posto sarebbe straordinario se fosse un minimo mantenuto.
Denis Chioetto (2 years ago)
Luogo abbandonato a se stesso, ed è un peccato perché sta cadendo in rovina avvolto da erbacce e nella totale incuria. Luogo ricco di fascino e mistero, con affreschi ancora visibili. Di proprietà privata, ci ai arriva dopo una bella scarpinata perché non raggiungibile dai mezzi.
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