This noble residence is one of the oldest buildings in Vahrn near Brixen (BZ) and with its garden one of the most valuable architectural monuments in Vahrn. In fact, this estate carries the building plot no. 1, a rarity as the number 1 (one) in each municipality is always reserved for the church. The Stieglhof can be called the oldest still existing farm In 1645 the original courtyard was conv…
This noble residence is one of the oldest buildings in Vahrn near Brixen (BZ) and with its garden one of the most valuable architectural monuments in Vahrn. In fact, this estate carries the building plot no. 1, a rarity as the number 1 (one) in each municipality is always reserved for the church. The Stieglhof can be called the oldest still existing farm In 1645 the original courtyard was converted into a Renaissance-style residence and it was not until 1927 that the owner, Mrs. Maria von Hellrigl, officially informed the state monument preservation authorities that this residence was of historical-artistic value. The actual protection of the estate was established by ministerial decree on 14.05.1950.
The municipality of Vahrn includes the villages of Neustift, Schalders and Spiluck in addition to the main town and is considered a "suburb" of the city of Brixen. Vahrn has about 4,200 inhabitants and extends from 660 to 1,300 m above sea level, i.e. it reaches from the valley to the high mountains. The municipality is embedded in a landscape characterised by vines and orchards. It is the first wine-growing area that can be seen from the north: Vahrn is therefore considered the "Gateway to the South". The monastery Neustift is especially worth seeing, which impresses with its Gothic cloister, the round building of the Michaelskapelle, the collegiate church and the collegiate cellar with its own wine. An absolute must is also a visit to Lake Vahrner See, a bathing pond, which has been a protected area since 1977. A walk in the local recreation area along the Schalderer Bach is also a must.
Spiluck and Schalders will take you into another world, here the mountains rule the world - according to their location, the view from here is as well. Ambitious sportsmen reach the mountain hamlets by MTB, while pleasure cyclists are recommended to follow the Eisack valley cycle path.
Art-historical valuable building elements and equipment - in garden wall stone-framed door with recessed corner pieces => is called shoulder arch door - Open staircase leads to an oriel with loggia (Renaissance style element) - Cross vault on two round columns - Open stairs lead to the living rooms => Living rooms in Ansitzen are never at ground level, but above the basement rooms at ground level - Double arched window with bulging central column two two-storey polygonal corner oriels with wrought iron window grille - barrel vaulted kitchen - Stube with Renaissance panelling - Felberdecke with polygonal center field - Inscription of the reconstruction of 1654/1651 by Martin Miller - Tiled stove from 1937 - Cellar rooms with barrel vaulting