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Hiking tour Maria Weißenstein

Stamina
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Difficulty:
Medium
Distance: 10.2 km
Ascent: 1462 m Descent: 187 m
Duration:04:00 h
Lowest point:246 m
Highest point:1522 m
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Short description

A contemplative but relatively demanding hike to South Tyrol's most famous place of pilgrimage.

Description

On the eastern slope of the Southern South Tyrol we walk to the place where the farmer Leonhard Weißensteiner is said to have seen the Mother of God in 1533.

Starting point of the tour

Leifers

Destination of the tour

Maria Weißenstein

Directions

At Haus Emmaus in Leifers, at the entrance to the Brantental valley, the well-signposted pilgrims' path to Maria Weißenstein begins.  The wide path is lined with figures and sculptures describing the Way of the Cross of Jesus Christ. Not far from the third station of the Way of the Cross, an unmarked path turns off into the Brantental valley, where we can fortify ourselves with a snack at the Gschlößlerhof or the Buchnerhof.

Back on the pilgrimage path, after about two hours we reach the 11th station of the Way of the Cross, where you can possibly turn off to the picturesque village of Petersberg. If you stay on the pilgrimage path, you will reach the road to Deutschnofen-Petersberg, which you cross and then reach the Maria Weißenstein monastery on a moderately ascending path.

Equipment

Hiking boots, rain gear

Directions

From Bozen via the state road in a southerly direction to Leifers.

Parking

In the town centre of Leifers

Type of trail

Length 10.2 km

Author

Editorial office south-tirol.com

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