The relatively small castle was probably built around 1180. The style and the layering of the stones make this likely. The owners were most probably the Counts of Tyrol. A last written record of Helfenberg goes back to 1353.
From the Helfenberg ruins you enjoy wonderful panoramic views of Val d’Adige.

You can reach this marvellous ruin starting from the restaurant Noafer in Glaning.