Hiking from castle to castle along the picturesque Waalweg, hikers can experience the Vinschgau Valley from its most beautiful side.
Distance 6.9 km
This easy hike takes us along the northern slopes of the South Tyrolean apple paradise Vinschgau from Reinhold Messner's residence to the tranquil Kastelbell Castle and promises not only scenic but also cultural highlights. It begins at Juval Castle, the residence of mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner. Messner's unique art collection can be visited daily in spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November). The tour continues on an easy path past the irrigation channels of the Val Venosta fruit growers called "Waale". The tour ends at Castelbello Castle, which is well worth seeing and can also be visited on guided tours.
Allow at least one hour for the tour of Juval Castle!
Getting thereFrom Merano in the direction of Reschenpass via the SS38 state road to the free Juval car park. Continue to the Juval Castle Inn by shuttle bus for a fee (end of March to end of June, September to beginning of November). Regular daily trips every half hour from 09:40 except Wednesdays. From the terminus, it is still about a 15-minute walk to the castle.
ParkingJuval car park
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EquipmentHiking boots, possibly rain gear
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