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Scenic nature site: Pinnis Valley/Split stone

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As romantic as this nature site may be, the history of its origins is just as spectacular.
moderate
Distance 9.9 km
3:00 h
140 m
954 m

As romantic as this nature site may be, the history of its origins is just as spectacular. The giant stone that lies here is made from dolomite, which, like all the dolomite ranges in the Stubai Valley, is made up of what is known as Brenner Mesozoic. It is proof of the tremendous rock movements that took place here in the Pinnis Valley several thousand years ago, in the middle of the Elfer’s flanks and the Serles mountain crest. The stone is thought to have broken in two auf crashing to the ground and has remained here split open ever since.

North of the Pinnisalm are even more large blocks of dolomite which are also the result of these spectacular landslides. They mostly come from a large eruption site on the flank of the Elfer summit, which is extremely rugged with numerous spires and pillars.

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David Wallner
Update: October 30, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,822 m
Lowest point
970 m
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Rest Stop

Pinnisalm
Issenangeralm
Herzebner Almwirt

Start

Elfer lifts mountain station (1,792 m)
Coordinates:
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47.098518, 11.323528
DMS
47°05'54.7"N 11°19'24.7"E
UTM
32T 676319 5218731
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Turn-by-turn directions

Direct bus connection to Neustift (bus stop: Neustift i. St., Elfer lifts turn-off). There are also plenty of free parking spaces next to the Elfer lifts valley station.

From the Elfer lifts mountain station, follow the forest path directly past the sundial. A slight slope leads to the Pinnisalm in the Pinnis Valley, which can be reached in approx. one hour. From there it only takes another 5 minutes in the direction of Neder to reach the natural site of “Pinnis Valley – Split Stone”. To return from there to the starting point at the Elfer lifts valley station, follow the forest path down the valley past the Issenangeralm until you reach the Neder district after approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then turn left and follow the signposts to Neustift. After 20 minutes, you will reach the carpark at the Elfer lifts.

Alternatively, the natural site can also be reached directly via the district of Neder (walking time: 2 hours), or can be combined with the Elfer.

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Public transport

Direkte Busverbindung nach Neustift (Haltestelle: Neustift i. St. Abzweigung Elferlifte).

Getting there

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Parking

Zusätzlich befinden sich bei der Talstation der Elferlifte zahlreiche kostenlose Parkplätze

Coordinates

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47.098518, 11.323528
DMS
47°05'54.7"N 11°19'24.7"E
UTM
32T 676319 5218731
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
140 m
Descent
954 m
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