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Vogelweiderhof in Laion

Birthplace of Walther von der Vogelweide?

Vogelweiderhof in Novale/Ried, near Laion/Lajen, is regarded as a possible birthplace of celebrated minstrel and poet Walther von der Vogelweide (1168–1230). Recent research points more towards Walther’s birth having taken place in what is now Lower Austria. In any case, the theory that he may have come from the Isarco Valley is owed to that fact that as early as during the course of the late Romantic period, people in Tyrol dealt intensively with the work of the great master.

Vogelweiderhof itself is a traditional farm in a fantastic location, the foundations of which date back almost a thousand years. It is interesting that the alleged birthplace of Walther von der Vogelweide, independently of science, has also become an interesting archive today, with decades of illustrious guests entries in the guestbook. It has thus become a part of the Laion’s cultural history.
On the track of the medieval minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide from Laion to Albions On the track of the medieval minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide from Laion to Albions

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Vogelweiderhof has many visitors; advanced booking is required. Call the Mair family at +39 334 3297399 or the tourist office in Laion at +39 0471 655 633
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