The oldest mention of this valley and road block can be found in a document by Count Friedrich von Rodank dating back to 1268. It is not known what the hermitage looked like at that stage. However, a toll was requested by the hermitage starting in 1288. As a valley road block, it might have been a type of military bastion, which was fruitlessly besieged by Michael Gaißmair in 1526. A battle took place on 8th November 1809 between the Tyrolean country soldiers and the French General Rusca. Guided tours are possible during the summer months.
Booking necessary at the tourist board office – T: +39 0472 886048
Address: Sonnleitenstreet 30
Place: Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria
Zip code: 39037
The former courthouse, formerly the aristocratic residence of the Counts of von Wolkenstein (1676). In 1952, Kandlburg was acquired by Johanna and Michael Sapelza and renovated with much attention to detail in 1988, by the history-conscious couple Gerda Sapelza and Anton Schieder to reflect the true style of its time. Due to modern technology and the various facilities, Kandlburg is very popular these days as a seminary and conference centre.
T: +39 0472 849792
Address: Richtergasse 4
Zip code: 39037
Our Alpine region offers a number of lookout platforms with impressive panoramic views. We recommend the Astjoch, Stoaner Mandl, as well as the Gitschberg with views of more than 500 mountain summits. There is also a platform at the Rodeneck / Lüsen Alm with a description of each single summit.
The Lodenwelt offers you the history and production of traditional Loden fabrics with grazing deer, an adventure museum, a workshop, as well as a shop. The Lodenwelt is located in Vintl directly at the Puster Valley Road.