The symbol of the city is the chapel of San Pietro/St. Peter, called "Peterköfele" by the locals. It is also part of the coat of arms of the municipality. The little church on the hill "Kofel" high above Laives/Leifers dates from the 12th century and used to be the chapel of the castle Lichtenstein. The counts of Lichtenstein were once the sheriffs of Laives and subordinated to the prince-bishop of Trento/Trient. There also are a few remains from an old castle, where today the traditional guesthouse “Pfleg” lies. The castle was built in 1160 and destroyed in 1290.