RS kaltern ansitz von buol
RS kaltern ansitz von buol

Buol Residence

The historical manor in Caldaro was once the residence of the Tyrolean novelist Maria von Buol (1861-1943).

The historical Buol Residence in Caldaro village, also called Buol-Biegeleben Residence, was erected in the 17th century by the Buol-Berenberg family, which immigrated from the Canton of Grisons to South Germany and later on to Tyrol. In 1707 the building was first mentioned in written documents. The side facing the street features a portal made of sandstone, similar to the one of the Franciscan Church in Caldaro: it was realised at the same time, around 1640 AD. Towards north, a corner oriel is visible, whereas towards south there’s the circular ornamental tower with the entrance to the Buol Residence.

The other name of the manor, Biegeleben, referrs to Ludwig Maximilian Balthasar von Biegeleben, the father of the Tyrolean novelist Maria Anna von Buol-Berenberg, which was the most famous representative of the builder family and the last descendant of the Lords of Buol from Caldaro. She spent her childhood in these venerable walls and became famous later on as a writer for rural theatre companies and as an excellent narrator of characters and customs.

The listed - and today renovated - monument has been in possession of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano since 2012. And how to reach the Buol Residence? It can be found in the Via Andreas Hofer road no. 1 in Caldaro village (Kaltern Dorf). Nearby there are parking spaces - as for example in the Via dei Prati road - as well as a bus stop.

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