Wangen-Bellermont Castle

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Wangen-Bellermont Castle

The castle cheek Beller Mont is located in the South Tyrol Sarntal in the field of community rides . It was built in the years after 1209. It was completed in 1237 at the latest. The builders were the powerful nobles von Wangen, confidants of the Bishop of Trent . For most of the year, however, the family did not live in Wangen-Bellermont Castle, which bears their name, but mostly in the cheaper Ried Castle , which is closer to Bolzano , or the nearby Runkelstein .

The people of Wangen originally called themselves "von Burgus" and had their headquarters near Burgeis in Vinschgau . In the 12th century they moved to Bolzano and built their first castle on the Johanneskofel . In the first two decades of the 13th century, Wangen-Bellermont emerged as the new, befitting family seat. Since Wangen-Bellermont was out of the way and therefore unfavorably located, the von Wangen Ried took over and built Runkelstein Castle.

In the dispute between the Bishop of Trient and Count Meinhard II of Tyrol, the Wangen-Bellermont castle seems to have been destroyed in 1277. It probably remained in ruins for more than 200 years before being turned into a habitable building again shortly after 1500. In 1615, Marx Parakeet von Wolkenstein acquired the “castle”, which in 1766 had sunk into ruins again. In the 20th century the castle was made habitable again and is now privately owned.


  • Josef Nössing: Wangen-Bellermont . In: Oswald Trapp (Ed.): Tiroler Burgenbuch. V. Volume: Sarntal . Athesia publishing house, Bozen 1981. ISBN 88-7014-036-9 , pp. 83-92.

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Coordinates: 46 ° 31 '58.6 "  N , 11 ° 22' 2.2"  E