Discover, experience, explore
There are a number of places and events in the vicinity of the Hohenwart that can be enjoyed by children as well as by the entire family. The high rope garden Xsund in Terlano and the Caldaro Adventure Park boost your fitness level and enhance agility. The Gargazzone labyrinth is another exciting adventure activity worth experiencing and you can take the kids rafting down the Adige River in a rubber raft – suitable for the under 14 year-olds. Walking along the Hiking Trail of the Felt Art in Tesimo, you can spend your time admiring the craftsmanship of the woven local sheep's wool artifacts that hang among the lush, green vegetation. At the ArchaeoParc in the Senales Valley, you can find all there is to know about Ötzi the Iceman. How did people live 5,300 years ago? What did they eat? And there is much more to be discovered. In the outdoor section of the archaeological museum you can take part in organized events, while at the interactive "MisteriX" exhibition at the Bolzano Archaeological Museum, the kids can take turns playing at being researchers and intrepid explorers. The Avelengo private zoo and stables allow visitors to come into close contact with the animals while at the Bird Refuge and Sanctuary on the Tyrol Castle hill, you can learn about the local birds of prey.
All you need to know for your holiday at Hohenwart
Chestnut Experience Trail
Duration: 2:00 h
Distance: 2 km
Height meter ↗: 80 m
Height meter ↘: 80 m
There are various stations along the "Chestnut Experience Trail" where visitors can learn plenty about chestnuts. The Chestnut Experience Trail is especially recommended for families and those who like a gentle walk. The trail is a true experience all year round.
The trail begins in the little village Foiana above Lana. From the car park, we'll walk along the Probst-Wieser-trail until we reach the wayside cross where we'll turn right. We'll follow the signs past the Weinreichhof farm to the start the Chestnut Experience Trail. At the starting point of the trail, you'll see a spiky chestnut the size of a person, which advertises the Chestnut Experience Trail.
The trail is designed to be easy and interesting for young and old. Ten stations, some of them interactive, await visitors on a hike through the chestnut trees where it is all about the precious fruit.
Please note: The trail is highly recommended in autumn, but it's a pleasant walk also in spring and in summer.
Forest Adventure Trail Riolagundo / Aschbach
Duration: 2:00 h
Distance: 6 km
Height meter ↗: 214 m
Height meter ↘: 214 m
Highest point: 1416 m
This fun outdoor adventure for children and family is offering an unforgettable experience for all ages!
Enter the forest and use your instincts to explore the woodland of the Monte Tramontana in Parcines / Partschins! The walk is suitable for children and buggies!
This easy family hiking round trip starts at the Riolagundo cableway mountain station, continuing on route no. 27A towards the Eggerhöfe Farms. After walking approx. 5 minutes, take the turn-off to the Riolagundo Forest Adventure Trail. The Adventure Trail is a scenic route of approx. 3.6 km, with illustrated information panels and interactive stations along the way, showing the great diversity of fauna and fauna in the forest, and with amazing views of Parcines and its surrounding mountains.
International Path of Artwork in Felt
Duration: 1:15 h
Distance: 5.7 km
Height meter ↗: 180 m
Height meter ↘: 180 m
Highest point: 670 m
The "International Path of Artworks in Felt" is a themed hike that deftly balances pristine landscape, culture, and tradition.
The starting point of the walk is the church in the center of Tesimo. Turn left at the trail sign "Frankenberg" (the first indication of the "International Path of Artworks in Felt") and continue till the Hotel Burggräfler. There, the "International Path of Artworks in Felt" starts. The path is a loop and brings you directly back to the starting point. You'll find 24 artworks in felt along the track. 24 artists from 7 countries processed the wool of local sheep and created objects in felt according to the different themes. Over centuries, the "Vorbichl" served as pasture for our sheep. The "International Path of Artworks in Felt", which shows felt, nature, and art, is supposed to catch the attention of both locals and tourists and to inform them about the sheep farming and the related wool production. The artists show the manifold shapes the felt can adopt by presenting pictures, reliefs, and sculptures in an illustrative way. King laurin's rose garden, embedded in the mixed forest of Vorbichl, is guarded by the tree spirits and the weather witch. Likewise, you'll meet Hansel and Gretel or an immense number of fish, a capricorn, and fantasy birds.
Path of adventure - nature "Vorbichl" in Prissiano
Duration: 1:30 h
Distance: 2 km
Height meter ↗: 100 m
Height meter ↘: 100 m
Highest point: 616 m
This trail is ideal for children and adults. To reach the path of adventure - nature "Vorbichl" you walk about 15 minutes starting from the public parking area in Prissiano by following the indication "Vorbichl". You'll find plenty of adventure stations (like a wood rolling slide or a wooden sound box) and information panels about nature, geology, and history on the way.
Duration: 90 min, length: 2 km loop
From Scena to Lana, then continue in direction Palade Pass, then turn right to reach Prissian.
Proves Experience Trail
Duration: 4:00 h
Distance: 12 km
Height meter ↗: 530 m
Height meter ↘: 530 m
Highest point: 1736 m
We start our tour at the car park "Castrin Pass".
This walking tour is a pleasant hike along a language and culture border and impresses with a variety of landscapes and flora. The marker no. 8 “Malga Castrin / Hofmahd” leads us uphill in northern direction. After hiking for a few minutes through the forest, we arrive at the shieling “Hofmahd” which is surrounded by a riot of orchids and Alpine flowers. From there, the path no. 133 turns left and we walk uphill until we get to the forest. Soon, the shieling "Malghetto di Cloz / Obere Alm" follows.
We stay on the path no. 133 which passes through the larch and pine forest to Malga Kessel. This shieling is located in a cirque which is formed by Mount Cima Belmonte (Schöngrub), Vedetta Alta (Hochwart) and Mount Ometto (Mandelspitz). At this point, the path to Proves and path to Ulten Valley cross. We walk the forest path downhill until we reach the shieling "Lower Malga Kessel / Untere Kesselalm". From there we follow our loop trail to the "Malga Revò / Rawaner Alm" and the "Malga Cloz / Clazner Alm".
These two shielings belong to the Italian communities in the Val di Non Valley and differ totally from the shielings of the German-speaking communities. You'll notice that not only the shielings but also the architectural style (stonewalls vs. timber construction) differ a lot.
A pleasant hiking trail leads us back to the car park.
The Nature & Adventure Path in Marlengo
Duration: 1:00 h
Distance: 1 km
Height meter ↗: 100 m
Height meter ↘: 100 m
Highest point: 550 m
This adventure path, also known as “Eichhörnchenweg” (squirrel path) is especially popular among children.
Above the Marlengo "Waalweg", next to the Waldschenke tavern, the access to the ”Nature- and Adventure” path is located. A squirrel is the mascot of the path and leads you through 26 stations. We decide to walk the entire loop - alternatively, there is a short and pram-friendly version.
Soon we reach a chart where the stations are clearly shown. Before we start, we look back and enjoy the view on Merano and the behind Ivigna mountain. The kids already have reached the near rope course which for sure is one of the highlights of the path. It offers challenges for children of all ages and it is also quite suited for adults. The very young visitors can enjoy the wooden hut.
Then the path proceeds slightly uphill. The single stations are located close together, no boredom arises. Again and again, there are boards with interesting information about fauna and flora and some rest stations invite to take a break.
After about one hour we reach our starting point again and decide to make a further walk along the below situated "Waalweg" path to extend our excursion for a while.
Urlesteig - the natural trail in Sarentino/Sarntal Valley
Duration: 4:30 h
Distance: 13.3 km
Height meter ↗: 100 m
Height meter ↘: 560 m
Highest point: 2130 m
Experience the outdoors with all your senses on an excursion for the entire family! Fun, games, and adventure are guaranteed! The Urlesteig trail gets its name from the Urlelockn ponds, the geological heart of South Tyrol. Six themed areas are laid out along the trail: Water, Animals, History & Culture, Plants, Forces of Nature, and Alpine Pasture.
The starting point of the Urlesteig is easily reached with the cableway valley station Reinswald. A hike on the Urlesteig is an experience for the whole family. The children can hunt, scramble, climb on the giant dragonfly, sail across the pond on the raft and search for the right way in the mountain pine labyrinth.
Listening to the shepherds or getting to know the legend of the Urlelockn is as thrilling as discovering the many interesting facts about the flora and fauna along the way.
The Urlesteig has been enhanced by a new attraction: along the way from the Getrum alp towards the Reinswald mills, there is the opportunity to see and observe the forces of nature.
The Urlesteig passes the Reinswald pastures. The alpine huts along the way offer hearty snacks and refreshments.