Friday, August 14, 2009

Val Gardena #3

... railway station Waidbruck / Ponte Gardena ...

Trostburg Castle
This ministerial fortress was built in the 12th century
and expanded in the 14th and 15th century
It was once owned by the brother of the famous medieval
troubadour, Oswald von Wolkenstein and has belonged
the South Tyrol Castle Institute since 1967.
source: Ferienregion/Suedtirol

Waidbruck - Ponte Gardena
... (EN)
... Archaic (1264): Waidepruk from Old High German
Waid (Meadow) and Pruk (Bridge)...