RS kastelruth winter
RS kastelruth winter

Castelrotto village

The main village of Castelrotto at 1,095 m asl, characterised by its St Peter and Paul church is surrounded by forests and meadows.

Castelrotto, called Kastelruth in German and Ciastel in the language of the Ladin population, extends in a naturally sheltered position between the Calvary and Mt Bullaccia, right beneath the high-alpine plateau of the Alpe di Siusi. At the southernmost end, the village merges into the Laranza forest, while in the east the mountain ranges up to the Marinzen pasture, which stands for the small but mighty local skiing area.

The name of the village probably derives from a destroyed castle, so to speak a “Castel ruptum“, as documents dating back to the 10th century reveal. In the period that followed Castelrotto was granted market rights and became the main centre of the area surrounding the Sciliar. In fact, the St Peter and Paul parish church with its majestic Baroque church steeple, by the way also the symbol of the village, is expression of the the economic vitality of Castelrotto.

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