The history of this impenetrable fortress, built on a rocky pinnacle over the Rienza Gorge, makes a visit to Rodenegg Castle an adventure for the whole family. Built in the first half of the 12th century as a defensive fortress, the family of the Counts of Wolkenstein gave the castle its current form in the 16th century. Chivalrous stories of knights and the ancient atmosphere of the castle inspire the fantasy of little adventurers. Of interest are also the tales and facts surrounding the trial of the infamous Matthias Perger, the so called “Lauterfresser”, who was convicted of witchcraft in 1645 at Rodenegg Castle. There is a tour through the castle which leads visitors to the impressive medieval fresco in the drinking hall, that was only just discovered in 1972. The frescoes are intensely colourful and expressively depict the 12 adventures of the tale of Sir Ywain, from the version by the early German epic poet Hartmann von Aue.
Bus connection Rio di Pusteria–Rodengo
Hiking Tour: Rio di Pusteria - Rodenegg Castle (approx. 4 km)
Car parking: directly at the castle
Rodengo–Luson Alpine pasture
Through the Rienza Gorge to Fiumes (trail number 1)
The Bee’s Path