Castelbadia Sonnenburg
Castelbadia Sonnenburg


The village of Castelbadia is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Val Pusteria and boasts a homonymous castle

Castelbadia is located at 962 m a.s.l. and is a lovely village in the west of the main village. At the entrance of the village inhabited by 140 people you come across an impressive building, which is Castel Hebenstreit, former seat of the lords of Glurnhör, which today is owned by farmers. Lushly decorated are the farmsteads that line the village road.

On a hill that falls away sharply to the Rienza and the Val Pusteria, there is a mighty castle called Castel Badia. Particularly worth noticing are its crypta and its monastery church boasting an overdimensional Christ of the 12th century. In 1857 a milestone was found on the field below Castel Badia, dating back to Roman times. It is preserved by the Ferdinandeum of Innsbruck, while a duplicate decorated the place of discovery.

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