The King’s Vantage Point in the Laranza forest

Via Sciliar/Schlernstraße 16 39040 Siusi allo Sciliar / Seis am Schlern

The Laranza Forest between Siusi and Telfen is the quintessence of a mysterious fairytale forest: The trail through the wood is a gift of peace, strength and inner contemplation. Settlements had already been established on this hilly knoll in the days of Ötzi the Ice Man, and to this day we can still see the Wallburg fortresses of Gschlier and the pre-Christian sacrificial site at the Rungger Egg. The leisurely loop route leads through dappled pine forests to the Veduta del Re (the "King's Keep"), a spectacular lookout point. Shortly before the Lanzin farms the trail branches off into another loop route, which will take you to a further lookout point, the Katzenlochbühl.

With the car you can drive until the sport centre of Laranz. From there you start into the wood until you reach the starting point of the mashroom path. We go ahead leftside of the beginning of the mashroom path and follow the signs "Veduta del Re/Königswarte". It takes about 15 minutes to get there.

If you start at Telfen, then it takes about 30 minutes to get to the "Veduta del Re/Königswarte". If you want to walk longer you can also start from Siusi allo Sciliar or Castelrotto.

Forest air and fairytale magic. Ancient cult sites and the primal power of the forest.
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Safe winter holidays 20/21