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Ganglegg and Schludernser Waalweg

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  • Der Vinschgau mit seinem Trockenklima bietet viele beliebte Waalwege
    Der Vinschgau mit seinem Trockenklima bietet viele beliebte Waalwege
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Distance 7.2 km
2:36 h
397 m
397 m
1,298 m
942 m
On the tracks of our ancestors
The Vinschgau Valley with its dry climate offers many popular Waal trails. A Waal is an irrigation channel created by humans to supply water to fields and fields in summer-dry landscapes. Walking along the trails of the water, you can see a Waalerschelle, whose monotonous sound told the guardian of the Waale whether the watercourse was functioning properly, as well as the nearby Waalerhütte, the Waaler's accommodation.

From the Hotel Alte Mühle, walk along the stream briefly through the village, past a playground, and then turn left at the bridge. Following the signs "Ganglegg" (No. 18A), you reach the forest via wooden steps. The path now climbs moderately steeply in serpentines. Keeping to the left, you continue to the prehistoric settlement site of Ganglegg. This is the remains of a settlement site from the Bronze, Iron and Roman periods, which was only excavated, researched, reconstructed and restored at the end of the 20th century. Display boards provide insights into the history of the settlement. Sensational finds from these fortifications are exhibited in the Vintschger Museum. A guided tour followed by an excursion to the Ganglegg hilltop settlement is available by appointment. Well-informed hikers continue along the Schludernser Leitenwaal (marker 17), which still carries water along its three-kilometre length. The path runs mostly level through shady forest. There are a few exposed spots,


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