oswald von wolkenstein weg
oswald von wolkenstein weg

Oswald von Wolkenstein Trail

Following the tracks of the minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein, this circular trail in Siusi leads past Salego Castle and Castelvecchio Castle

The starting point of this family-friendly hike, although unsuitable for prams, is the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi Cable Car in Siusi (1,004 m a.s.l.). From here, clearly visible in a south-westerly direction, an asphalt path leads in 10 minutes to the actual start of the themed trail, which was completely renewed in 2021. An information board shows the approximately two-hour circular route with its 15 stations.
After a few minutes' walk through the forest, we reach ruins of Salego Castle. Here we enjoy the view on Siusi for a short while before we continue our way towards the Castelvecchio ruin.

We are accompanied on the Oswald von Wolkenstein Trail by lots of interesting facts about the famous minstrel, the Middle Ages and the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park, as well as by Sigi the dragon, who can be searched for at various places along the trail to the delight of the children. In addition, it is possible to immerse oneself in the past again and again in a playful way.

We climb Castelvecchio castle and take a short break here. Afterwards, we continue towards Bad Ratzes, but stay on the Oswald von Wolkenstein trail, which then turns off towards the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi. Along the path we still notice the traces of the heavy storms in summer 2021, but the path itself is in perfect condition.

After about 3 hours, including almost 2 hours of pure walking time, we return to our starting point at the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi Cable Car.

Author: AD

suited for families circular route theme trail
  • Starting point:
    Valley station Alpe di Siusi cable car
  • Time required:
    02:00 h
  • Track length:
    5,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.004 m to 1.210 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +220 m | -220 m
  • Signposts:
    Oswald von Wolkenstein Weg
  • Track surface:
    forest path
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Oswald von Wolkenstein Trail

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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