"Climb to heaven" - the Alpine Romanesque route in Eppan is a cross-border project between Graubünden, South Tyrol and Trentino. This route connects historic settlements, Romanesque churches and chapels as well as medieval fortresses. In the southern part of South Tyrol there are around 56 Romanesque cultural monuments: The chapel of Hocheppan Castle near Missian/Eppan and St. Jakob chapel in Kastelaz near Tramin.
The chapel of Hocheppan Castle, with its valuable frescos, is one of the most important Romanesque monuments in South Tyrol. Alongside religious subjects you can see a hunting scene on the outer wall, which is considered one of Tyrol's rare secular images from this period. The wall paintings date back to between the 1st and 13th centuries. The complexity of the images, their splendid colors and the tangible, everyday realism visible in many of their details mean these frescos are living testament to the strong faith that shaped life in the High Middle Ages.