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Via dei castelli di Appiano (Eppaner Burgenweg): a three castle walk

Appiano (Eppan)
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Informationen zur Tour Via dei castelli di Appiano (Eppaner Burgenweg): a three castle walk

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  • Duration
    2:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    200 m
  • Altitude
    210 m
  • Max. height
    636 m
Family friendly trails between three medieval castles in Oltradige (Überetsch)


Drive from San Michele/Appiano (St. Michael/Eppan) through San Paolo (St. Pauls) over to Corba (Korb) Castle (444 m; large parking lot). From there just walk on the narrow asphalt road north, then turn left at the signposts, always staying with Trail No. 9A and signs  for Burgenweg. After a 30-minute hike up through some beautiful forests, you reach the ruins of Boymont Castle (580 m; food). Go back along the descibed approach for about 300 metres then turn left and follow Trail No. 9A, initially slightly uphill and later flat, to the edge of a ravine. From there, steep hedged stairs lead you up to the creek; beyond it, take the old footpath up to Hocheppan Castle at 628 m; food; about 1 hour from Boymont. Descent (return to Corba Castle): From Hocheppan Castle, follow Trail No. 9 and signs for Burgenweg a piece down the asphalt road (if you want to visit the Kreideturm chalk tower, stay on this road) and turn right at the signs, descending on a beautiful trail through scrublands and vineyards, mostly flat, south through the slopes, and finally again briefly on the road back to Corba Castle; 1 hour from Hocheppan Castle.

Starting point

The parking area at Korb Castle

Target point

The parking area at Korb Castle


Parking lot at the Korb  Castle

Public transportation

From S.Michele/Appiano (St. Michael/Eppan), take the city bus for San Paulo (St.Pauls) or from Bolzano (Bozen) take the (SAD No. 130) bus for San Paulo (St. Pauls).


From Bolzano (Bozen) or San Michele/Appiano (St. Michael/Eppan) through San Paolo/St. Pauls to the castle.

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