A Brief Commentary on the Historic Significance of Castle Hocheppan
The epochal ruins of the Hocheppan Castle have been marvellously captured in this miniature acrylic fridge magnet. Steeped in history, the Castle was originally built by the Counts of Eppan and was given its name in the year 1211. The premises of the Castle is home to the Chapel of St. Catherine, which makes it safe to assume that Hocheppan was in fact a venerable place of worship. The Chapel is defined by a lower floor resembling a crypt and a semi-circular upper level that culminates into a flat ceiling. The walls of the Chapel are awash with Romanesque frescoes, which is indicative of a distinct Byzantine influence. The cycle of frescoes found in the chapel are considered to be one of the finest works of art in the country. It is no wonder then that Hocheppan Castle is often referred to as the "Sistine Chapel of the Alps"
Leisure and Recreation Facilities
The Hocheppan Castle is a must visit for tourists vacationing in Italy's South Tyrol. Apart from its intrinsic beauty and lush pastoral landscape, there are plenty of recreational amenities on offer. Visitors have the liberty to explore this bucolic paradise on foot with a 20-minute hike through the forest, which starts at the car park located below the castle. Hocheppan also gives gourmet enthusiasts a chance to sample some of the region's finest delicacies, which range from dumplings to mouth watering homemade bacon and a wide array of sweets.