RS tramin ansitz unterspaur
RS tramin ansitz unterspaur

Unterspaur Residence

The Gothic manor was presumably built during the reign of Margaret, Countess of Tyrol, nicknamed Margarete Maultasch.

One of the most famous residences in Termeno (Tramin) is called Unterspaur. This manor from the 14th century presents itself with an arched entrance gate, which distinguishes it from rural properties. The nearby portal with its frame made of sandstone once led into the St. Margaret Chapel: the residential building and the chapel formed the noble Unterspaur Residence. In the 14th century it was given as a fief to the Earls of Spaur by Margaret, Countess of Tyrol. Also several bishops belonged to this noble family, originally from the Val di Non valley.

Among the owners of the Unterspaur Residence there was also the Langenmantel von und zu Langenthal family, possessors of the Langenmantel Residence in Termeno and the Thalegg Residence in Appiano. Around 1500 AD the Gothic manor was “freed” by Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, for instance from taxation. During the fire in Termeno in 1796, which heavily damaged most of the buildings, also the Unterspaur Residence was severely affected and rebuilt later on.

Today the historical building - since 1951 a listed monument - is divided into residential units and is visible only from the outside. And how to reach the manor? It rises along the former main road to Cortaccia, today called Via Andreas Hofer (no. 5-7-9), in the southern part of Termeno. In the village centre, just a few minutes away, there are parking possibilities and a bus stop.

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