Ballhaus

General description

The most interesting building in Via Andreas Hofer from a historical point of view is surely the "Ballhaus". This construction functioned as a warehouse and repository for goods passing through Egna, which, by disposition of the reigning sovereign Duke otto, were obliged to pay duty and remain there for a night. Above the semi-circular stone framed arch of the portal, the erroneous date of 1372 appears along with the Egna coat of arms. In fact, the Ballhaus was built some 150 years later. You could say that the Ballhaus is the symbol of the privilegs which Egna enjoyed until the 18th century and which permitted it to develop into the great and beautiful place we know today. Currently, following very careful restoration, this bulding is the site of the community library for the German-speaking population, the "Bibliothek im Ballhaus".

description to arrive at destination

Highway A22, exit Egna/Ora, direction Egna center

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