Distance 5.9 km
The former "Passeirer Wildsee" was formed in 1401,
when a landslide from the Gspellerberg mountain displaced and dammed the
Rabenstein and dammed it. A lake was formed, 2 km long,
300 m wide and almost 40 m deep. Its eight devastating
eruptions, which destroyed not only the Passeier Valley but also the town of
but also the city of Merano, it became the so-called "Kummersee".
the so-called "Kummersee". During the years of its eruptions between
1419-1774, the Kummersee became both a source of livelihood and a
spectre at the same time. After the last lake eruption in 1774,
caused by carelessness during dam-securing work,
it ran dry and did not form again. Today the
former lake basin forms the only flat meadows in Rabenstein.
From the Mooseum bunker, follow the Passer on the European long-distance hiking trail E5 in the direction of Rabenstein. As soon as you reach the actual circular trail, keep left and take a short detour to the dilapidated Seehof. From there, return to the starting point and continue into the valley to the next bridge. Orographically on the right of the Passer, simply follow the course of the trail to Rabenstein and hike the circular trail. The eight rest and information stations offer many interesting and informative facts about the former Kummersee and its surroundings.
Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language
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