History trail to Franzensfeste
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Auf dem Geschichtsparcours vorbei am Vahrner See bis nach FranzensfestePhoto: Tappeiner AG
On the history trail past the Vahrner See lake to Franzensfeste
Actually, the history trail begins in the town area of Brixen. However, those travelling with dogs may want to avoid the town part of the trail. The variant described here begins at the end of Vahrn and follows the beautiful chestnut path to Lake Vahrn (712 m). From the car park, you first walk between residential buildings to reach the Kastanienweg in a few minutes. The path runs level through fields and mixed forest to a fork in the road. Both paths lead to the Vahrner See lake, but only the lower path (no. 1) is part of the history trail. The lake is privately owned. It is a protected body of water with a sensitive eco-system. Swimming is also prohibited for dogs. It takes about the same amount of time to reach the junction with the "History Trail" sign on both sides of the popular lakeside path. The trail (No. 3B) now leads in a short, steep ascent over some steps up to a small hill from where you can enjoy the great view over the biotope before descending to the old military road,
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