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Monghezzo/Getzenberg mountain farm hike

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Kiens
  • church St. Sigmund
    / church St. Sigmund
    Photo: Tourismusverein Kiens, Kiens
  • chapel Ilstern
    / chapel Ilstern
    Photo: Tourismusverein Kiens, Kiens
  • / Hoferhof
    Photo: Jausenstation Hoferhof, Kiens
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moderate
Distance 15.2 km
4:30 h
600 m
600 m
1,174 m
780 m

Traditions and a glimpse of times long gone
The mountain farmsteads on the southern hillside of the Pusteria/Pustertal valley are a remnant of the times when the Romans began to settle in the area. Only little is left of the ancient baths of Ilistra/Ilstern, to which the locals once flocked in search of the soothing medicinal effect of its spa waters. Not far off, a small chapel has successfully defied the centuries and can easily be reached on a meditation trail. But hiking along Monghezzo/Getzenberg also offers plenty of impressions of the hard life and labour of mountain farmers, and the ancient farmhouses are often named after the dwellers' special dedication: The Vögler farmstead for example recalls the old Tyrolean tradition of fowling, or bird-catching.
Half-way up the route at 1112 m, the Jausenstation Hoferhof inn is a fine place for a break and some refreshments. A small, carefully restored chapel is all that is left of a hermitage which is said to have been located not far from the Getzenbergerhof inn. The Kustoler-Hof farmstead was named after the Romance term for a fortified area, and the Roman milestone on the western edge of the hamlet Casteldarne/Ehrenburg is yet another witness of the ancient settlements in and around Chienes/Kiens.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,174 m
Lowest point
780 m

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Coordinates:
DD
46.814370, 11.803480
DMS
46°48'51.7"N 11°48'12.5"E
UTM
32T 713868 5188352
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St. Sigmund, parking at the church.

Coordinates

DD
46.814370, 11.803480
DMS
46°48'51.7"N 11°48'12.5"E
UTM
32T 713868 5188352
w3w 
///forensics.lightened.inclement
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.2 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m
Highest point
1,174 m
Lowest point
780 m

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