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Hiking tour Tauernweg

Stamina
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance: 12.8 km
Ascent: 757 m Descent: 639 m
Duration:04:45 h
Lowest point:1477 m
Highest point:2065 m
Best season
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Short description

Hiking on historical paths in Prettau.

Description

Thousands of years ago, shepherds, hunters, farmers, path makers and smugglers travelled over the Krimml Tauern from South Tyrol to nearby Salzburg. Today, the Tauern crossings are exciting reminders of past times and marvellous hiking trails.

Starting point of the tour

Prettau

Destination of the tour

Hochwieser Alm

Route description

From Prettau you walk to Kasern, where you park at the car park. From there, mountain enthusiasts hike along the Way of the Cross to the Heilig Geist pilgrimage church and past the old Trinkstein customs guardhouse to the historic Tauernweg trail no. 14. Hikers reach the Obere Tauernalm on the Tauernweg trail. Here a panoramic high-level trail branches off to the Hochwieser Alm.
There, hikers can recover from the exertions of the ascent and prepare for the descent. The way back leads along trail no. 15 back to Kasern. Hikers in good physical condition are recommended to take the ascent to the Krimmler Tauern: the descent to the Heiliggeist Jöchl and back to Kasern is via the Lausitzer Höhenweg trail no. 13.

Trail sign

14, 15, 13

Equipment

Hiking boots, hiking poles, wind and rain protection, sunglasses

Public transport

Trains stop at Bruneck railway station, bus connection Bruneck-Prettau

Directions

Brenner motorway A22, exit Brixen/Pustertal, direction Pustertal/Bruneck West, direction Tauferer Ahrntal

Parking

Car park in Prettau

Type of trail

Length 12.8 km

Author

Editorial office south-tirol.com

Tauferer Ahrntal

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