Castle Trauttmansdorff in South Tyrol.
(Also Trautmansdorff). Near Meran.
Old castle (built around 1300) of old european aristocratic families. Böhmen and Austria.
Empress Elizabeth “Sissi” from Austria lived here for a while around 1880.
South Tyrol is not a country or a nation, but an independent region. South Tyrol and Region Bolzano are identic.
They have an own government and own seat at European Parliament since 1972.
South Tyrol was annected to Italy on 1919 after WW-I.
Before that, South Tyrol was austrian-germanic, belonged to the Habsburg / Danubian Monarchy.
1957, after a violent revolution, South Tirol got a “special status” and 1972 they finally were declared independent.
They speak both german (69,1 %) and italian (26,4 %). 4,3 % speak ladinic.
Canon Powershot A650is.