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Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 289 €
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Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
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Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
from 118 €
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Winter sports | Villanders in Eisacktal
from 131 €
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Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 158 €
Viktoria Alpine Spa Resort
Wellnesshotel | Hafling near Meran
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from 94 €
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Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 65 €
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Residence | Schlanders in the Vinschgau
from 110 €
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Wellness hotel | Vals in Eisacktal
from 221 €
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Exclusive well-being oasis | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 174 €
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Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
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Active hotel | Altrei in Southern South Tyrol
from 110 €
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Family holidays | Trafoi in Vinschgau
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Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hiking - biking hotel | Kastelbell-Tschars

The stone cairns

A very special place in Bozen and environs is the summit of Mt. Schöneck between Etschtal and Sarntal. Dozens man-high stone cairns are standing on the summit-plateau. The place is magic.

Cairns are not actually something really particular in South Tyrol's mountains, the serve as direction and orientation signs in pathless country. But the cairns between the valleys of Sarntal and Etschtal are different, because they exist already since millennia. When we read the court protocol of the year 1540 a woman named Barbara Pachler was indicated to have participated at witches-dances and Satan-evocations. You see the place is really mysterious.

If you want to visit the cairns – in German called "Stoanmanndln" – you have to drive to Sarnthein and then to Hotel Auener Hof. Park your car there and hike on path 2 to Auener Alm mountain pasture and to Auenerjoch Pass. Here change path and take number 4 to reach your excursion destination. The ascent lasts only 1,5 hours and is very easy.

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Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof

A dream holiday - for active guests who enjoy relaxation, culinary delights, and friendly interactions.

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Hotel Tirolerhof

Welcome to the Tirolerhof at the gateway to the Gsieser Valley. Your perfect place for active holidays and pure relaxation!

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Hotel Waldhof

Come to our hotel in Venosta Valley to enjoy moments of tranquility, relaxation and well-being surrounded by nature!

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Hotel & SPA RESORT Majestic

TOP hotel ****s in Pustertal - large garden with swimming pool, natural bathing pond, saunas, guided hikes and much more!

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Stone men
Stone men

From Jenesien to the stone men

Tourismusverein Jenesien
Stone cairns
Stone cairns

The stone cairns above Sarntal Valley are a famous destination for families.

Tourismusverein Sarntal - R. Lamprecht
Stone cairns
Stone cairns

Countless legends and tales about the stone cairns between Etschtal and Sarntal are told still today.

Tourismusverein Sarntal
Stone cairns (Hohe Reisch)
Stone cairns (Hohe Reisch)

The stone cairns between Etschtal and Sarntal are a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers.

Tourismusverein Sarntal - Alberto Campanile
Stone cairns
Stone cairns

The legendary stone cairns are a famous destination for excursions and can be reached from Sarntal or Jenesien.

Tourismusverein Sarntal - R. Lamprecht
Stone cairns (Hohe Reisch)
Stone cairns (Hohe Reisch)

The stone cairns on Mt. Hohe Reisch above Sarntal valley are a famous destiantion for hikers and mountain bikers.

Tourismusverein Sarntal - Alberto Campanile

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