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The King’s Vantage Point in the Laranz forest

Viewpoint · Alpe di Siusi · 1,140 m
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Forest air and fairytale magic. Ancient cult sites and the primal power of the forest.
The Laranz Forest between Seis and Telfen is the quintessence of a mysterious fairytale forest: The trail through the wood is a gift of peace, strength and inner contemplation. Settlements had already been established on this hilly knoll in the days of Ötzi the Ice Man, and to this day we can still see the Wallburg fortresses of Gschlier and the pre-Christian sacrificial site at the Rungger Egg. The leisurely loop route leads through dappled pine forests to the Königswarte (the "King's Keep"), a spectacular lookout point. Shortly before the Lanzin farms the trail branches off into another loop route, which will take you to a further lookout point, the Katzenlochbühl.

Approach
You can drive until the sport centre of Laranzin Telfen. On the left of the sports field we take the hiking trail into the forest. We get to the beginning of the mushroom path and continue following the signs "Königswarte". It takes about 15 minutes to get there.
If you start in Telfen, it takes about 30 minutes to get to the "Königswarte". If you want to walk longer you can also start from Seis am Schlern or Kastelruth.

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46.547914, 11.535117
DMS
46°32'52.5"N 11°32'06.4"E
UTM
32T 694350 5158049
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