The Prielhof is located in Appiano Monte, a small but mighty village above S. Michele.
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The area above the centre of Appiano is embedded by vineyards, fruit orchards and forests. In Strada Sasso Croce 112 there is one of the large number of ancient buildings that very well suit the surrounding landscape. The Prielhof is not the only residence that was originally owned by a noble family.
In its present form, the Prielhof was constructed on the remnants of an ancient farm in 1738. In the 16th century it was owned by the wine-grower Prieler. The next owner was called Hieronimus von Vintschger, who handed it over to the Expositur Benefizum, that is to say the pastoring district of Predonico.
From 1975 it has been is owned by the Prünster family, who had the castle well-renovated. Today the low rectangular building bears a hip roof. Its walls are decorated by crenels, the northern gate illustrates the coat of arms of the counts of Ciampi. In the 16th and 17th century, windows were added to the stone frames. What you can also admire are rectangular doors with stone frames, a beam ceiling of the late-Gothic period, a groin vault as well as Baroque construction elements.
You can admire the Prielhof residence from outside when you walk across the narrow roads of Appiano Monte.