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Places of "Balance"
Mystical and fascinating places
KASTELRUTH – The calvary hill
KASTELRUTH – The calvary hill
The name Castelrotto comes from the name "Castel Ruptum,” which means “destroyed castle.” Historical documents have revealed that a magnificent fortress stood on the Calvary hill. The set-off point is the historic village square of Castelrotto. From here, you pass under the right archway of today's town hall, former residence of the Counts of Kraus, towards the Calvary hill. The path leads past two chapels to the bowling square. Along the way, you will pass 14 stations with decorated porphyry plates representing symbols and themes of peace. After circling the Calvary hill and admiring the view over the village with its high church tower and the mount Sciliar in the background, return to the village square.
SEIS AM SCHLERN - St. Valentin Church
SEIS AM SCHLERN - St. Valentin Church
Although the chapel is normally closed to the public, guided tours of the chapel are on offer from the end of June to the beginning of September. Info and bookings at the Tourist Information Office. The St. Valentin church surrounded by meadows and fields, with the Schlern massif in the background, the small church of St. Valentin offers a real idyllic scene. The construction is of great historical and artistic value with precious frescos from the 14th and the 15th century. A peculiarity (among others): the painter has tried to include the local landscape as background in its representation of the three Kings. The church St. Valentin lies in St. Valentin near Seis am Schlern. From the tourist office of Seis you go ahead to the post office, another 30 meters ahead, then you turn right in direction St. Valentin. From there you walk about 15 minutes uphill until you reach directly the church.
VÖLS AM SCHLERN - 7 lakes hiking trail
VÖLS AM SCHLERN - 7 lakes hiking trail
At the foot of the Schlern, between Völser Aicha and St. Konstantin, the path connects seven ponds. It leads through varied and impressive nature and past ancient and unique cultural landscapes. The path runs through the natural park Schlern-Rosengarten, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and can also be walked in sections or in the opposite direction. The most famous is the Völser Weiher lake.
TIERS AM ROSENGARTEN – Wuhnleger lake
TIERS AM ROSENGARTEN – Wuhnleger lake
No other place offers such an intense view of the Catinaccio as Wuhnleger. This alpine meadow is located about a 45 minute walk from S. Cipriano and a 60 minute walk from Tires al Catinaccio/Tiers am Rosengarten at 1,402 m in the heart of the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park. The lake at Wuhnleger and the surroundings provide the living space for many animals like toads, salamanders and dragonflies. The bomb pits at Wuhnleger provide evidence of World War II when an airplane dropped a bomb during an emergency. Highlight: Observing sunset and the Catinaccio Mountain being mirrored in the lake provide a special experience.
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