Sonnenburg Castle

Castelbadia, Italy

Sonnenburg castle hill has almost 4000 years history. It has been an early historical settlement, Roman camp, early medieval castle complex, 750 years as a convent, stone quarry, ruins and poorhouse. In 1022 Count Volkhold gave the castle to Benedictines and it was converted as an abbey. The ruins of the apses, which grow out of the rock, archaic and replete with strength, tell of power and wealth, faith and devotion, but likewise of deterioration and decline.

Today’s Sonnenburg is a hotel with a reservoir of historical detail. Wandering through the house we come across impressive relicts from bygone times: Gothic frescos in the former chancel, coffered ceiling in the Residenzstube (“Residence Parlour”), Stone age spearhead and the “in-house Saint Clement” who rests in the crypt.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Mauro T. C. (2 years ago)
Romantic Schlosshotel in the immediate vicinity of the town of San Lorenzo di Sebato, in the middle of the Val Pusteria and therefore in a strategic position for 360 ° excursions
Mauro T. C. (2 years ago)
Romantic Schlosshotel in the immediate vicinity of the town of San Lorenzo di Sebato, in the middle of the Val Pusteria and therefore in a strategic position for 360 ° excursions
Stephi G (2 years ago)
Most beautiful hotel in South Tyrol. Food: top cuisine. Reception: family!
Wai Ming Chan (3 years ago)
Not really much to see.
Wai Ming Chan (3 years ago)
Not really much to see.
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