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From Bolzano to the Rafenstein Ruin

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  • Blick von der Silbergasse auf den Rosengarten
    Blick von der Silbergasse auf den Rosengarten
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Distance 10.1 km
3:30 h
489 m
489 m
678 m
266 m
A tour of the city is combined with a hike to the Rafenstein ruins. From the historic chambers you can enjoy a magnificent view of Bolzano with its narrow streets.

This varied hike takes us first from Waltherplatz in the city centre through the narrow alleys of Bolzano to the Talfer. Here we orientate ourselves upstream and then hike up through orchards and vineyards to the ruins of Rafenstein Castle. This castle was built in the 13th century, changed hands again and again over the centuries and has been in a state of disrepair for around 200 years. However, a renovation is in the planning stage. Entering the castle complex is therefore not recommended. Nevertheless, at 700 m above sea level, there is a magnificent view of the Adige Valley, the Isarco Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. After a break we return to Bolzano, where we stroll through the city centre before returning to our starting point.


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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Publisher ADAC Wanderführer
The routes from this source come from years of cooperation between Outdooractive AG and the ADAC publishing house in Munich. More than 80 hiking tour books were produced throughout Germany and at popular holiday destinations in Italy, Spain and Portugal. A special feature are the ADAC children's hiking guides, which are tailored to the needs of young explorers and their parents. 

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