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From Völs to Prösels Castel

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  • Castle Prösels
    / Castle Prösels
    Photo: SAM/Laurin Moser, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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    Photo: SAM/Helmuth Rier, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / Guided tour in the castle
    Photo: SAM/Helmuth Rier, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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easy
Distance 4.4 km
1:30 h
137 m
149 m
869 m
810 m

This relaxing hike leads to the historic Prösels Castel, built in 1200 by the Lords of Völs in the year 1200. Take a trip back to bygone days on a guided tour of the Knight’s Hall, the castle chapel and other parts of the Renaissance castle and grounds. There’s no chance of getting bored!

This hiking tour can be found in the family hiking booklet “Out and About with Nix the Witch” (hiking tour no. 5)

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
869 m
Lowest point
810 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.518734, 11.504436
DMS
46°31'07.4"N 11°30'16.0"E
UTM
32T 692101 5154732
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins at the tourist information office in Völs am Schlern. Follow trail nr. 6 and the signposts leading to Prösels Castel through meadows and past farmhouses. After crossing a stream, the path leads slightly uphill through the village of Prösels and the castle.

We would recommend joining a guided tour in the castle. You can find out about tour dates and times at the tourist office or directly at the castle.

To get back, you can either take bus no. 176 or walk back the same way you came.

Eatery: on the hiking trail

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Getting there

You can get to the set-off point in Völs am Schlern on line 2 (Seiser Alm cable car) or interurban bus 170 and 176. In Prösels, there is a connection line with bus 176 which will bring you back to Völs am Schlern, Seis am Schlern or Tiers am Rosengarten.

Coordinates

DD
46.518734, 11.504436
DMS
46°31'07.4"N 11°30'16.0"E
UTM
32T 692101 5154732
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Paolo Coslovich
August 16, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
137 m
Descent
149 m
Highest point
869 m
Lowest point
810 m
Family-friendly

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