Salegg ruins

O.v.Wolkenstein square 6 39040 Seis am Schlern

Parking is available at the valley station of the Seiser Alm Aerial cableway (parking garage or open car park) and in the centre of Seis in the underground car park behind the Esso petrol station.

General description

The ruins of Salegg are not far from the Hauenstein ruins, at the foot of the might rock face of the Santner, hidden deep in the forest. The castle dates back to the 12th century and were passed in the hands of the Wolkenstein dynasty. 
Today all hat remains of its former glory are the castle walls, and yet the site continues to emanate a very special, mysterious energy.
According to an old legend, a secret passageway runs between the two castles Hauenstein and Salegg.

Public transport

Seis can be reached from Bolzano/Bozen and Bressanone/Brixen with the bus line no. 170.

Author's tip
Curiosity - On the summer solstice on the 21st of June, when the rising sun appears over the horizon of the Seiser Alm the line of its rays creates a direct link between the two castles.
Recommended period
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November