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Cable car König Laurin

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    Photo: Carezza Dolomites, Eggental Tourismus Genossenschaft
  • / Cable car König Laurin
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  • / Cable car König Laurin
    Photo: Eggental Tourismus, Eggental Tourismus Genossenschaft
  • / Cable car König Laurin
    Photo: Carezza Dolomites, Eggental Tourismus Genossenschaft

Our trip begins at Frommer Alm hut, where the new 10-passenger cable car starts and takes you comfortably and weather-protected to King Laurin’s kingdom at 2.337 m above sea level. As in the mystical legend, you now enter King Laurin’s underground palace with all its colorful lights. As soon as you step outside, the Rosengarten/Catinaccio mountain shows all its charm and invites you to rest, hike, climb or ski.

In only 7 months, the project of the cable car with the hidden mountain station was realised by the renowned South Tyrolean architect Werner Tscholl.

"When I came here to the Rosengarten/Catinaccio for the first time in a long time, its mighty towers and the whole mythos surrounding the mountain became alive for me again. So it's quite logical that this atmosphere is the first thing that inspires one here." – Werner Tscholl

Werner Tscholl, chosen as the “Architect of Italy 2016” aimed to touch the beauty of nature as little as possible, and that’s how the idea of the invisible mountain station came about.

Getting there

With the public bus line until Nova Levante:
- 180 from Bolzano and Ponte Nova;
- 184 direct line from Monte S. Pietro, Nova Ponente, Obereggen and Ega;
- 181 from Pietralba, Monte S. Pietro and Nova Ponente to Ponte Nova with change to 180;
- 187 direct line from Collepietra;
- 182 from Collepietra to Ponte Nova with change to 180;
bus stop: centre of Nova Levante; with the cable car Nova Levante up to the Malga Frommer Alm.

OR with the public bus line from Nova Levante until Paolina and then change bus line 185 until Malga Frommer Alm.

Online bus timetables on the website of South Tyrol Mobility.

By car:
Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the left and continue toLake Carezza, from the lake 3 km on the main street, till the crossing with the Strada Nigra, follow the Strada Nigra for 6 km until the Malga Frommer (about 40 min. from highway toll booth).



46.444030, 11.589353
46°26'38.5"N 11°35'21.7"E
32T 698886 5146642
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recommended route Difficulty V- difficult
Distance 1.9 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 449 m
Descent 449 m

Die Buch- oder Sophie-Führe (Via del Libro) verspricht in Hüttennähe eine schöne Tagestour. Im guten Fels mit klarer Wegfindung erfreut es das Gemüt.

from Thomas Schwindt,

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