Castle Salurn or Haderburg, it was built in the first half of the thirteenth century by the Lords of Salurn, after the Castle passed into the hands of Count Meinhard II of Tyrol-Goriaziaand in the XIV became the property of the Emperor Maximilian 'Habsburg, who decided to strengthen the fortifications of the castle.
In the sixteenth century Haderburg was abandoned for many years, suffering a slow decline, stopped only by the restoration of its current owner, Baron Ernesto Rubin de Cervin Albrizzi, and developed with substantial contributions of the Province of Bozen and the support of Südtiroler Sparkasse foundation.
Castle Salurn is not very big, and is perched on a rock, just above Salurn in Southern South Tyrol. The castle had the burden of hosting famous people throughout its history, as Melanchthon, one of the closest aides of Martin Luther in 1551 and the painter Albrecht Dürer.
The Castle today
Since 2003, the Castle Salurn, is a destination not to be missed for all lovers of archaeology and medieval military architecture. Inside you can admire the ancient walls, arrow slits and battlements, the castle Salurn also hosts events including art, literature, popular, returning to join, after over 450 years, active life of the country. In the main courtyard have been set up tables and benches where you can stop for a break and a snack.
Haderburg is open from April to October every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm. Admission is free for children under 10 years and for the people of Salurn, while a charge of € 3 for all others.
You can reach the castle by a quiet 20-minute walk along a marked path, you can leave your car in the large car park near the Castle.
Tel: +39 334 2516694