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Ruins St. Laurentius Naturns

Historical Site · Meraner Land · 550 m
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The ruins of the church of St. Laurentius were probably built around the year 800 directly on the Via Claudia Augusta.
A short distance from the town centre on the road to Cirlano, you will find the ruins of the St. Laurentius church. Waggoners and wanderers of days gone by would often seek refuge here and were on occasion stripped of their possession by bands of unscrupulous thieves.The ruins were carefully restored by the Association for the Preservation of Local Heritage, and is lovingly cared for and maintained by its members. Equally so the cornfields right next to the church, which have been revived and are farmed using traditional methods of agriculture to preserve the cultural landscape of bygone days.

The ruins are located on the highway between Naturno and Staben. From the district of Kompatsch/Naturno, cross the Bridge/river Etsch and then turn right in the direction of Staben. The ruins are located 1 km along the road.
There is no parking at the ruins.


46.646637, 10.986886
46°38'47.9"N 10°59'12.8"E
32T 652045 5167814
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