San Vigilio di Marebbe

Catarina Lanz Monument

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.

Contact details

Tourist Office S.Vigilio di Marebbe

Str. Catarina Lanz 14/3

39030 San Vigilio di Marebbe

+39 0474 501037

Opening times
Open: 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020