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The Witches’ Benches on the Bullaccia

· 5 reviews · Theme trail · Seiser Alm
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  • View from the Filln Cross
    / View from the Filln Cross
    Photo: SAM/Helmuth Rier, Alpe di Siusi Holiday Area
  • / The Witches' Benches on the Bullaccia
    Photo: SAM, Alpe di Siusi Holiday Area
  • / Bullaccia
    Photo: SAM, Alpe di Siusi Holiday Area
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easy
8.4 km
2:36 h
413 m
413 m

This leisurely loop-route around the Bullaccia/Puflatsch leads to fairytale spots and breathtaking lookout points with unforgettable views over the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, the Dolomites and the Val Gardena/Gröden  Valley and across to the Renon/Ritten, the Corno del Renon/ Rittner Horn and the Ortles Group.

A number of benches and tables line the route, offering ample opportunity for picnicking.

This hiking tour can be found in the family hiking booklet “Out and About with Nix the Witch” (hiking tour no. 10)

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
2173 m
Lowest point
1852 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

Take the Alpe di Siusi cable car up to the mountain station in Compaccio. To your left, a wide path leads steeply uphill towards Bullaccia. If you prefer, you can save yourself this gain and take the Telemix Bullaccia up.

From here, walk on to the Engelsrast (“Angels’ Rest”) viewing platform and enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks together with the angel who is resting there. The loop route leads on to the Filln Cross and the Witches’ Benches: According to legend, witches used to dance here - and even today you can see the stone benches with their backrests! The path now leads down to the Goller Cross and, with a view of the mount Sciliar in sight, back to Compaccio, the set-off point of the tour.

Eatery: on the hiking trail

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

The road to the landscape conservation area Seiser Alm is closed to private traffic from 9.00am to 5.00pm. During this time you can get to the Seiser Alm by the Seiser Alm cable car from Siusi or by bus from Castelrotto. You can descend from Compaccio at any time.

Seiser Alm cable car

Coordinates

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46.542476, 11.617664
DMS
46°32'32.9"N 11°37'03.6"E
UTM
32T 700698 5157652
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4.8
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Alessandro Giordan
August 12, 2019 · Community
Una bellissima escursione sulla Bullaccia. Il panorama è letteralmente mozzafiato
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lunedì 12 agosto 2019 09:11:31
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:36h
Ascent
413 m
Descent
413 m
Family friendly

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