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The hamlet of Plawenn with the Plawenn residence

Plawenn ( Italian Piavenna ) is a fraction of the municipality of Malles in Vinschgau in South Tyrol ( Italy ) with 46 inhabitants (as of Jan. 2013). Plawenn is at the beginning of the alluvial cone of the Malser Haide at the entrance to the small Plawenn valley , which is dominated by the Mittereck ( 2909  m ) in the north.

At the hamlet of the same name, the highest still inhabited aristocratic residence in the Alps is located at 1730 m above sea level. d. M.

The residence , originally a solid residential tower with a square floor plan and a wall thickness of up to 2 meters, dates back to the 12th century. The building got its current shape with a pinnacle gable and corner turret after the fire of 1708 around 1780. From the beginning, the residence was owned by the Lords of Plawenn (formerly known as "Freemen" of Plawenn), to whom it still belongs today.

Since March 2007, the Plawenn residence has hosted a cultural initiative for cultural cooperation in the border triangle between Italy, Switzerland and Austria and for the development of rural areas.

In winter, a toboggan run leads from Plawenn to St. Valentin on the Haide .


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Coordinates: 46 ° 45 '  N , 10 ° 34'  E