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The mushroom path in the Laranza forest

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  • Viewing platform in the Laranza Wood
    / Viewing platform in the Laranza Wood
    Photo: SAM/Indio, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / King’s Vantage Point
    Photo: SAM, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / Mushroom path
    Photo: SAM, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / Mushroom path
    Photo: SAM/Till Gottbrath, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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easy
Distance 6 km
1:43 h
173 m
173 m

This leisurely walk through the Laranz forest is pure idyllic perfection for hikers: Fresh, woody air, a panoramic platform, mushrooms sculpted from tree trunks and a view fit for a king. The mushroom trail takes you on an enchanting trip through carved amanita mushrooms, boletus, chanterelle, fly agaric mushrooms and many more, and leads to the Königswarte look-out point with its breathtaking views.

This hiking tour can be found in the family hiking booklet “Out and About with Nix the Witch” (hiking tour no. 2)

Difficulty
easy
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,181 m
Lowest point
1,072 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.556865, 11.555680
DMS
46°33'24.7"N 11°33'20.4"E
UTM
32T 695894 5159095
w3w 
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Turn-by-turn directions

The set-off point for this hike is in Telfen (between Seis and Kastelruth). First we follow the main road until the sports field Laranz, where the trail starts on the left side into the forest. After another 700 m the mushroom trail (“Pilzeweg”) starts on the right side.

Display boards along the path explain all about the world of mushrooms. On the nature trail, you will meet death cap, boletus, chanterelle, fly agaric and a wealth of other mushrooms in the form of carved tree trunks. All of these mushrooms grow in the Laranz forest. At the highest point of the route, a wooden viewing platform boasts beautiful views over the area.

After the short loop trail, the hike continues onwards to the “Königswarte”– the “King’s Vantage Point”. This special look-out spot was named for King Frederick Augustus of Saxony, who loved to come here and enjoy the views during his stays in Seis. From the "Königswarte" we follow the same trail back to the starting point.

 

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Getting there

Telfen is reachable with the shuttle buses no. 3 and no. 3A or with the interurban buses no. 170 and no. 177.

Bus service and timetables

Coordinates

DD
46.556865, 11.555680
DMS
46°33'24.7"N 11°33'20.4"E
UTM
32T 695894 5159095
w3w 
///acre.talcum.quite
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:43 h
Ascent
173 m
Descent
173 m
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