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The Keschtnweg trail from Neustift Monastery to the castle of Runkelstein near Bozen

Long distance hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / The Keschtnweg trail from Neustift Monastery to the castle of Runkelstein near Bozen
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Distance 64.2 km
43:27 h
2,162 m
2,403 m
The Keschtnweg Chestnut Trail from the Neustift Monastery (560 m) to Bozen/Bolzano (262 m) runs along the right bank of the Eisacktal Valley. It is in autumn, at the time of the Törggelen, that the trail is at its most eye-catching and many taverns and inns along the way offer traditional Törggelen dishes. The lush, diverse vegetation and simple, rural way of life also attracts visitors in spring and early summer.
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Update: June 24, 2019
Highest point
1,000 m
Lowest point
359 m
Best time of year
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Start

Neustift Monastery (599 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.740800, 11.651645
DMS
46°44'26.9"N 11°39'05.9"E
UTM
32T 702561 5179775
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Destination

Bozen

Turn-by-turn directions

The moderately difficult 60 km-long Keschtnweg trail isn’t necessarily just a single, long-distance hike. It can also be broken up into separate one-day stages. The Keschtnweg is regularly signposted as it crosses the terraced slopes varying between 700 m and 980 m.

The route can be divided into three stages, a day at a time. However, finding accommodation at the last minute could be a problem and should thus be booked in advance. In late autumn there are still many tourists visiting the Eisacktal Valley, especially during the popular Törggelen festivities. Info boards are positioned along the route as it crosses through a diverse landscape with mixed forests and meadows. On the trail, farmers offer regional products. The natural monuments along the Keschtnweg testify to an age-old mountain culture recounting mysterious tales of witches, fairies and spirits.

 

THE KESCHTNWEG

Length: ± 64 km

Altitude difference (ascent): 2,464 m

Highest point: 1,000 m (above Signat/Signato on the Ritten/Renon)

Sections: 3 stages

Difficulty level: moderate – but no special equipment is required

Recommended period: from March to November.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.740800, 11.651645
DMS
46°44'26.9"N 11°39'05.9"E
UTM
32T 702561 5179775
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Distance
64.2 km
Duration
43:27 h
Ascent
2,162 m
Descent
2,403 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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