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Quairwaal and Ganglegg

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  • Ganglegg
    Photo: Athesia Verlagsanstalt
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Distance 4 km
1:24 h
200 m
200 m
1,122 m
922 m
Traces of history
Easy, family-friendly hike through fantastic scenery

From the museum briefly uphill in the direction of Churburg, then turn left to the Quairwaal (signpost). Leisurely and without any significant incline along the Waal to its end. Follow the signs to Ganglegg. After crossing the Saldurbach stream, the trail continues steeper. Finally, follow a serpentine path to Ganglegg. Return via the serpentines, turn right at the first fork (signposts) and return to Schluderns via a path along a disused irrigation channel. The information boards along the Quairwaal tell of the history of the Waale, an ingenious irrigation system for the dry Vinschgau Valley. Since the Middle Ages, the Wäle (canals) have formed the densest irrigation network in the Alps. Of course, a functioning “Waalerschelle” whose monotonous sound informed the Waaler (Waal guard) of the perfect water flow of the Waal, should not be missing. Right next to it is a fully furnished Waalerhäuschen (Waaler's accommodation). The hike can either be broken off at the end of the Waal or


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Ulrike Weiberle
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