Catarina Lanz Monument

Catarina Lanz Monument

By express highway Rosenheim-Kufstein-Innsbruck-Brenner up to exit "Brixen", where you continue toward the Pustertal (Val Pusteria). After about 20 km on the Pustertal na-tional road, always heading toward Bruneck, you turn off to your right just before St. Lorenzen, into the Gadertal, heading towards Alta Badia. The SS244 carries you up to San Vigilio.


Born in San Vigilio di Marebbe in 1771, Katharina Lanz rose to fame and honour fighting against Napoleon's troops in 1797. Armed with only a pitchfork, at the tender age of 26 she heroically fought alongside a Schützen battalion of infantrymen from the Inn valley to prevent the French troops from seizing and desecrating a church and its cemetery in Spinga near Rio di Pusteria, a small village not far from Bressanone. She instantly became a symbol for the Tyrolean struggle for freedom and resistance during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Tourist Office S.Vigilio di Marebbe
Via Plan de Corones 38/1
39030 San Vigilio di Marebbe
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