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Winter excursion to the St. Jakob's Church in Grissian/Grissiano

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Tisens–Prissian
  • St. Jakob's Church in Grissiano
    / St. Jakob's Church in Grissiano
    Photo: IDM/Angelika Schwarz, Tisens–Prissian
  • Wehrburg Prissiano
    / Wehrburg Prissiano
    Photo: Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian/René Gamper, Tisens–Prissian
  • / Prissiano
    Photo: Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian/René Gamper, Tisens–Prissian
  • / Wehrburg Prissiano
    Photo: Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian/René Gamper, Tisens–Prissian
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moderate
Distance 6.9 km
2:09 h
342 m
342 m
899 m
592 m

Hike to the beautiful St. Jakob's Church in Grissiano with his pictures from the beginning of the XIII century.

Attention: the path is not cleared in winter and can be icy in places. Always wear good shoes!

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
899 m
Lowest point
592 m
Best time of year
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.552516, 11.179449
DMS
46°33'09.1"N 11°10'46.0"E
UTM
32T 667070 5157746
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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the car park in Prissiano village centre (near the Raiffeisen bank) turn right over the old wood-covered stone bridge and immediately to the right of the chapel uphill (trail marked no. 8). Next turn right, briefly uphill on the road to Grissiano, and at the next fork turn right again towards Waldsteig and trail no. 12 uphill to a residential area. Here, right by the building with the flat roof in the south-western corner of the development is where the Waldsteig (forest track) begins. Follow this moderate uphill climb through cool forest for approx. 1 hour until you come to the Grissianerhof and Schmiedlhof (refreshment stops). Next turn right along the main road for approx. 300 m, until a broad, gravel farm track branches off to the St. Jakob's Church; the path was created as a “contemplative trail on the seven sacraments” with light-flooded pillars by the glass artist, Christoph Gabrieli from Tesimo. After approx. 20 minutes you will reach the St. Jakob's Church with its Romanesque frescoes which are well worth seeing (in winter open only at weekends).
Head back along the same route to the Schmiedlhof, but now take the quiet road downhill back to Prissiano (route no. 8) until turning right just above the Saxiller Keller along trail 12A towards "Großkemat" and "Wehrburg". Pass them and turn left back to the main road and then left back to the stone bridge and the centre of Prissiano.
Alternatively, at Wehrburg Castle turn right onto the "Schlossrundweg/Castle Circular Trail" and walk past Castle Katzenzungen and the Versoaln vine back to the village centre (about 25 min. more walking time).

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Coordinates

DD
46.552516, 11.179449
DMS
46°33'09.1"N 11°10'46.0"E
UTM
32T 667070 5157746
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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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
2:09 h
Ascent
342 m
Descent
342 m
Highest point
899 m
Lowest point
592 m
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1600 m 1800 m
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