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39050 Jenesien (Italy)
Tel.: +39 0471 354196
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First documented in 1159, the ruins were destroyed many times due to fires and battles, and have always been rebuilt. The castle ruin today bears the name “Sauschloss”, which literally translated means “pork/pig castle”, as according to a legend a pork was thrown out of the castle.

The ruins are only 15 minutes walk from the restaurant Noafer in Cologna/San Genesio.

From the A22 take the motorway exit Bolzano south, and follow the signs towards Jenesien.Continue along the Jenesien road for about 3.5 km until you reach the turn off for Glaning (attention:The turn off is a tunnel).Drive for a further 3.5 km on the Glaning road until you see the sign for Gasthaus Noafer on the left. 

Hike to castle ruin Grifo/Greifenstein
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