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On the Rittner High Plateau

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  • Das Rittner Sonnenplateau ist weit über Südtirol hinaus für seine schönen, hoch geformten Erdpyramiden bekannt
    Das Rittner Sonnenplateau ist weit über Südtirol hinaus für seine schönen, hoch geformten Erdpyramiden bekannt
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m 1280 1260 1240 1220 1200 8 6 4 2 km
moderate
Distance 9.8 km
2:34 h
135 m
136 m
1,286 m
1,215 m
Rittner Sonnenplateau
The Rittner Sonnenplateau is known far beyond South Tyrol for its beautiful, high earth pyramids. There are three of them, in the villages of Unterinn, Lengmoos and Oberbozen. There are several excursions to marvel at the natural phenomenon of the "stalagmites in the open air" at any time of the year. Information boards provide interesting facts about the history and formation of these special formations.

1. clay pillars with hat – the Rittner earth pyramids . From the railway station in Oberbozen, follow the sign „Erdpyramidenweg” along the railway tracks for a while and then the swimming pool path until you reach the entrance to hiking trail no. 26. Here begins a paved path, also known as „Kaiserstraße“. And rightly so, because more than 60 German emperors and kings crossed the Ritten on their visits to Italy, as it was the shortest route to Rome. The path leads down through the forest to a large meadow plateau where llamas and alpacas enjoy their summer holidays. There, in the so-called Katzbach Valley, you will also find the „Giants of Clay”. From the vantage point back in the forest, past the huts, the trail climbs up to a hill on which the small, listed church of St. George and St. James is enthroned, whose frescoes from the 13th century are worth seeing (key available at the tourist office at Oberbozen railway station). The trail then joins the Sommerfrischweg, which continues


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