The Three Castles Hike in Eppan
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Die Drei-Burgen-Wanderung in EppanPhoto: Tappeiner AG
The 12th century is considered the heyday of castle building in Tyrol. The castles were built primarily as residences, not as defensive fortifications.
The starting and finishing point of the hike is Korb Castle. At the beginning of the hike, you stay on an asphalt path. Always follow the trail marker 12, the Burgenweg, through orchards and vineyards. Via a small path, the trail finally leads upwards in serpentines to the chalk tower, which is located 50 metres below Hocheppan Castle and used to be the castle's defence tower. Pass the chalk tower on the left and follow the trail markings to the castle. The steep ascent is rewarded with a magnificent view of the valley. The castle itself is particularly distinguished by its striking, pentagonal shape. After a break in the Hofschenke, the journey back in time to the High Middle Ages continues and you hike to the next castle, the Boymont castle ruins. First you descend into a ravine, then the path leads you up steep wooden stairs with open risers. Your four-legged friend should be familiar with such stairs. Follow marker 14 through a forest up to the castle. Here, too, a courtyard tavern
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