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From Schabs to Rodenegg Castle

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / From Schabs to Rodenegg Castle
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Distance 11.7 km
3:52 h
471 m
471 m
This well-frequented route from Schabs/Sciaves runs through the valley and across the Rienzschlucht gorge to Rodenegg Castle, one of the biggest and best defended fortifications in South Tyrol, before returning via Mühlbach/Riomolino back to Schabs.

Author’s recommendation

Visit Rodenegg Castle, which gained worldwide fame thanks to the discovery of the Iwein frescoes, the oldest non-religious frescoes in Europe (ca. 1220-30 AD).
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Update: June 18, 2019
Highest point
868 m
Lowest point
633 m
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Start

Schabs (770 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.769490, 11.665531
DMS
46°46'10.2"N 11°39'55.9"E
UTM
32T 703514 5182999
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in the centre of Schabs, in front of the church (744 m). Follow trail no. 3 along the main road to the Viummer Kreuz cross (803 m) then turn left into trail no. 1/A, along the tarred road to a small chapel near the Rundlhof farm. From here continue along trail no. 1, along a partly paved field track down to the Rienzschlucht gorge. Cross a wooden bridge and ascend up the forest track to Rodenegg Castle. From Rodenegg Castle follow trail no. 11 through the forest along the Jägersteig hunter’s track before reaching the Planatscher Hof farm and from there, take trail no. 7 up to Mühlbach (764 m). After reaching the church in the centre of the village, follow the Cikilyrweg Trail, which starts outside the wall of the church and soon crosses the old Pustertaler Straße road and the railway line. After the bridge, change to the right bank of the Valser Bach brook and follow the track south along the Rienz river to the entrance of the Steger-Bühel-Weg Trail.

The return hike is via the Viumser Kreuz and back to the starting point in Schabs.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Parking

Schabs

Coordinates

DD
46.769490, 11.665531
DMS
46°46'10.2"N 11°39'55.9"E
UTM
32T 703514 5182999
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
11.7 km
Duration
3:52 h
Ascent
471 m
Descent
471 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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