Montan Castle is located in Appiano/Monte, in the Kreuzsteinstraße road near the Prielhof, above the village centre of San Michele.
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Montan Castle can be found on the road from Appiano/Monte, because already in those days many people recognised the advantages of this particularly beautiful area. The structure of the historic building is - even if at first glance it does not look like it - clearly that of a castle. A three-storey fortification tower was once decorated with crenellations. Today they are walled up. South there is a residential building with arcades and a beautiful wooden portal. As was usual at that time, the building has a hipped roof, which can still be easily recognised today.
The masonry of the complex is well visible because it has not been plastered. So the building work in the different epochs can be seen very well. The two residential towers date back to the 13th century. It was not until four hundred years later that they were united by an intermediate structure. The round arched windows, framed by sandstone and the two sundials date back to the Middle Ages. Elements of the Late Gothic, Renaissance – where the house was rebuilt – and the Baroque (as the stoves) can also be found at Montan Castle. In the 14th century, Georg von Montani (Georgius de Montanea) took over the property. There are only inaccurate details about the transfer of ownership. A change of ownership was also noted in the 18th century. Once Castle Montan even had three. After 1830 a family Ausserer had the estate and the property was leased.
As it is inhabited, Montan Castle can only be visited from the outside.