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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Daniele Maria Sacchi (2 years ago)
Castel Badia is located in Trentino Alto Adige and precisely in the municipality of San Lorenzo di Sebato, in the immediate vicinity of Brunico. Castel Badia is an ancient fortress, built before the year one thousand. Even today, the Cestello is a beautiful, very welcoming hotel surrounded by greenery. From the hillock on which the complex stands, overlooking the Renza stream, you can admire a vast panorama.
Mauro T. C. (4 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 (4 years ago)
Most beautiful hotel in South Tyrol. Food: top cuisine. Reception: family!
Mike Veson (5 years ago)
Great hotel, breakfast is great, beautiful view, dinner is delicious
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