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Gemeinde Feldthurns
Comune di Velturno
Velthurns Castle
Velthurns Castle
Feldthurns is located in Italy
Location of Feldthurns in Italy
Coordinates: 46°40′N 11°36′E / 46.667°N 11.600°E / 46.667; 11.600Coordinates: 46°40′N 11°36′E / 46.667°N 11.600°E / 46.667; 11.600
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Garn (Caerne), Schnauders (Snodres), Schrambach (San Pietro Mezzomonte), Tschiffnon (Giovimano)
 • Mayor Konrad Messner
 • Total 24.8 km2 (9.6 sq mi)
Elevation 851 m (2,792 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,740
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Feldthurner
Italian: velturnesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39043
Dialing code 0472
Patron saint Maria
Website Official website

Feldthurns (German pronunciation: [fɛlˈtʊrns]; Italian: Velturno [velˈturno]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Bolzano.


As of 30 November 2010, it had a population of 2,740 and an area of 24.8 square kilometres (9.6 sq mi).[1]

Feldthurns borders Brixen, Klausen, Villnöß and Vahrn.


The municipality of Feldthurns contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Garn (Caerne), Schnauders (Snodres), Schrambach (San Pietro Mezzomonte), Tschiffnon (Giovimano).



The emblem is party per fess: in the first part it's represented two embattled towers of gules, the second is checky of gules. It's the canting arms used in 1607 in the castle by the Bishops of Brixen and symbolize the German name of the municipality: towers (Thurn) over the fields (Feld). The emblem was granted in 1966.[2]

Ötzi the Iceman is attested to have spent his childhood here, some 5,300 years ago.[3]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 98.33% of the population speak German, 0.91% Italian and 0.76% Ladin as first language.[4]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ a b All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Feldthurn
  3. ^ Müller, Wolfgang; Henry Fricke; Alex N. Halliday; Malcolm T. McCulloch; Jo-Anne Wartho (31 October 2003). "Origin and Migration of the Alpine Iceman". Science. AAAS. 302 (5646): 862–866. doi:10.1126/science.1089837. PMID 14593178. Retrieved 2007-10-18. Lay summaryMummy Tombs (2007-12-16). 
  4. ^ "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info. Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Feldthurns at Wikimedia Commons