Castle Wolfsthurn

Just above the village on the hillside is the small Castle Wolfsthurn, which was probably built in the early 13th century by the Counts of Andriano.

The castle consists of a low keep with a pyramid roof, a residential and housekeeping wing, a circular wall and a gate wall with swallowtail merlons.

Some 150 years ago Castel Wolfsthurn fell into ruin but was then fitted with a new roof and renovated to its present state. It got its name from the noble family Wölfe von Mareit, who owned it in the 15th century.

If you approach this castle on the short, pretty forest trail (the castle is private property and cannot be visited), you will discover old masonry in the bushes a short way above. These are likely to be the only remnants of a 12th century castle of which virtually nothing is known, unless, as some suspect, it is the documented Castel d’ Andriano  which was already destroyed around 1275.

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