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.
The Ruin of Salegg is located above Seis, at the foot of the Schlern. You start at the bottom station of the Aerial cableway Seis - Seiser Alm and follow the "Oswald von Wolkenstein" path. After half an hour walking you reach the ruins of Salegg.
Seis can be reached from Bolzano and Brixen with the bus line no. 170.
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.
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.
Since time immemorial, the mystical thrall of the Hauenstein and Salegg ruins has inspired tales of adventure in the realms of local legend.
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