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Churburg Castle and the Sluderno (Schludernser) Waalweg Trails

Sluderno (Schluderns)
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Informationen zur Tour Churburg Castle and the Sluderno (Schludernser) Waalweg Trails

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  • Duration
    3:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    300 m
  • Altitude
    300 m
  • Max. height
    1229 m
The Sluderno (Schludernser) Waalweg Trail, which runs alongside a Waal water channel to Coira (Churburg) Castle, which belongs to the famous von Trapp family


From Sluderno (Schluderns) at 921 m, follow signs for Churburg, along a wide footpath that runs east in switchbacks through the forest, about 20 minutes up to Churburg Castle (999 m; you can visit the castle on a guided tour). From there, continue up on the wide Trail No. 20, through meadows, to Vernalhof Farm at 1,152 m; 1 hour from Sluderno (Schluderns). Follow the trail alongside the Bergwaal water channel, which begins here (No. 17; safety railings in exposed areas), through forested but steep and rocky slopes, into the ravine of Saldurbach Stream (1,200 m). Then take the short pathway that leads down to the stream, and cross the bridge; on the other side, go up to the Leitenwaal water channel and follow the Waalweg trail that runs alongside it (still No. 17); this trail also has bars and railings where it is exposed. Continue west along the slope, which ranges from steep to vertical, to Ganglegg, which is located on the valley side, adjacent to the water channel: this wooded knoll is home to the prehistoric site (there are walls, remains of huts and information panels). After you have a look around, follow the Waalweg alongside the canal again to Trail No. 17/18, which leads down into the valley; starting from the next road fork (No. 18), the trail leads through bushes and past Monte Calvario (Kalvarienberg) down to Sluderno; 45 minutes from Ganglegg; 2.5 hrs from Vernalhof Farm

Starting point

Sluderno (Schluderns)

Target point

Sluderno (Schluderns)


Parking area in Sluderno (Sluderns)

Public transportation

Train to Sluderno (Schluderns)


Through the Val Venosta (Vinschgau) to Sluderno (Schluderns).

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