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Round trip along the ancient "Waalweg" (irrigation channel) of Partschins/Parcines

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Partschins
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    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Rabland, Töll / Helmuth Rier, Partschins
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    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Rabland, Töll / Helmuth Rier, Partschins
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    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins / Helmuth Rier, Partschins
  • / Round trip along the ancient "Waalweg" (irrigation channel) of Partschins/Parcines
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins / Helmuth Rier, Partschins
  • / Round trip along the ancient "Waalweg" (irrigation channel) of Partschins/Parcines
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins / Helmuth Rier, Partschins
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    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
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Distance 4.7 km
2:00 h
223 m
223 m

This is one of the oldest irrigation canals (Waalweg) of Merano and environs!
It was built in the XV century by the Counts of Stachelburg and is, therefore, more than five hundred years old. The canal is lined by birch-tree groves and rich, varied vegetation and is still used to irrigate the Parcines orchards, meadows and fields. 
An ancient “Wohnstein”, a free-standing, curved rock in whose shadow ancient people lived, and a pre-historic “Schalenstein” – a stone with strange round-shaped indentations on it, dating back to the Copper Age, can be seen at the eastern end of the Waal path.
This particular walk is especially interesting for those interested in local history.

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easy
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Highest point
813 m
Lowest point
619 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.683150, 11.074700
DMS
46°40'59.3"N 11°04'28.9"E
UTM
32T 658658 5172045
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Turn-by-turn directions

Tour Start
Partschins/Parcines, village center
Tour End
Partschins/Parcines, village center

From Partschins/Parcines village centre you follow the Sonnenbergstraße direction west then you pass the suspension bridge until you arrive the Winklerhof. From there you follow the trail No. 1 near the river Zielbach until you arrive to the entry of the ancient Waalweg (irrigation canal) of Partschins/Parcines. You follow the irrigation canal direction east. At the end of the Waalweg you follow the footpath n° 7A to Vertigen and then to Partschins/Partschins village center.

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Getting there

Parking
-At Mairhof, Parcines bus turning;
At the parking lot, only short-term parking max. 1 hour with parking disc; max. 8 hrs.;
in the basement parking;
-At Zehentstraße, Parcines;
All-day, in the designated parking area;
-Public swimming pool, Parcines, Zehentstraße;
All-day, in the designated parking area.

Public Transport
From Merano: Bus 213 to Parcines
From Venosta Valley: the Venosta Valley Train or Bus 251 to Rablà – and from there Bus 265 to Parcines.

Coordinates

DD
46.683150, 11.074700
DMS
46°40'59.3"N 11°04'28.9"E
UTM
32T 658658 5172045
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
223 m
Descent
223 m

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