The Witches’ Chairs and the Marinzen Alpine pasture
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Playground of the Marinzen alpine pasturePhoto: Marinzen Alm, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
This hike takes you on the trail of the famous Schlern witches to the mystical witch's chairs. According to legend, the two rock chairs in the Tiosler Forest served as a resting place for the Schlern witches. Whether these are objects of prehistoric significance or simply a game of nature - we cannot say for sure. For the little ones, there is a children's playground at the Marinzen alpine pasture.
This hike can also be found in the family hiking book “Out and About with Nix the Witch”.
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From Kastelruth you can take the chairlift (open from mid-May) to the Marinzen Alpine pasture. From there you can enjoy a beautiful view of Kastelruth and the surrounding mountains. On path no. 9 you hike comfortably to the Schafstall hut. From there, trail no. 8 leads steeply downhill along the forest slope to the legendary Witches‘ Chairs. According to legend, the two rock chairs in the Tiosler forest served the witches of the Schlern as a resting place. The trail leads you further to the Wasserebene sports field and then along a narrow asphalt road above the village back to Kastelruth.Refreshment stop along the hiking trail. Not pram-friendly.
The starting point is easily and comfortably accessible by public transport. Please check the bus services and timetables on the website: www.seiseralm.it/bus
Line 172 towards St. Ulrich brings you to the Tiosels stop, where a leisurely 20-minute trail leads to the set-off point in Wasserebene.
Alternatively, you can park at Wasserebene.
ParkingParking garage Kastelruth
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