Castelrotto - Kastelruth, Province of Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige
Provinces of Trentino-Alto Adige
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- Altitude: 1060 m a.s.l
- Population: about 6900 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 39040
- Phone Area Code: 0471
- Demonym: castelrottesi
- Frazioni & Localities: Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm), Bulla (Pufels, Bula), Oltretorrente (Überwasser, Sureghes), Roncadizza (Runggaditsch, Roncadic), San Michele (St. Michael), Sant'Osvaldo (St. Oswald), San Valentino (St. Valentin), San Vigilio (St. Vigil), Siusi allo Sciliar (Seis am Schlern), Tagusa (Tagusens), Tisana (Tisens).
History - Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History - from the Renaissance onwards
Shortly afterwards Hungarian Michael Kraus became the lord of the castle, and was famous for his wealthy estates and charitable works. He was later buried in the chapel of the tower, where his tomb is still located today. His grandson Jakob Kraus was ennobled by Emperor Rudolf II in 1607; he proceeded to the demolition of the castle, creating a chapel for the village dedicated to St. Anthony; Jacob's son Georg Kraus (1675) established a natural park with seven small chapels and three large crucifixes. In 1847 the house became extinct.
What to see
- The Hauenstein Castle (Castelvecchio) in Siusi / Seis am Schlern, a ruined castle dating from the 12th century, above the village of Seis. Located at 1273 m in a dense forest at the foot of the Schlern, about 1 km west the Castle Salegg is located.