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Hike to Thurnstein Castle

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    Thurnstein Castle
    Photo: Tourismusverein Dorf Tirol/Laurin Moser, Dorf Tirol
Map / Hike to Thurnstein Castle
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easy
Distance 6.7 km
2:40 h
362 m
362 m
633 m
373 m
This easy hike starts in the center of Tirolo and leads to the historic Thurnstein Castle, which, from its panoramic location, towers above the roofs of Merano.
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
633 m
Lowest point
373 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.688773, 11.156594
DMS
46°41'19.6"N 11°09'23.7"E
UTM
32T 664903 5172838
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Turn-by-turn directions

The route follows Via del Castello through the Knappenloch tunnel into the Koestengraben gorge. Past the earth pyramids, the trail leads to Tyrol Castle. From here it heads gently downhill to St. Peter and along an almost level footpath to Thurnstein Castle (restaurant). Follow Via Laurin downhill through orchards until, after approx. 2 km, the route reaches the small Thurn Castle. Turn left into Via Gnaid and continue along this road as far as the Am Wasserpark swimming pool (lido). Then follow the pedestrian footpath along Via Principale back to the center of Tirolo.

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Coordinates

DD
46.688773, 11.156594
DMS
46°41'19.6"N 11°09'23.7"E
UTM
32T 664903 5172838
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
2:40 h
Ascent
362 m
Descent
362 m
Highest point
633 m
Lowest point
373 m
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