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Walther v.d. Vogelweide Circular Hiking Tour

Theme trail · Eisacktal / South Tyrol
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Lajen
  • Albion/Albions in spring
    / Albion/Albions in spring
    Photo: Tourismusverein, Lajen
  • Birth house of Walther von der Vogelweide
    / Birth house of Walther von der Vogelweide
    Photo: Tourismusverein Lajen, Lajen
  • S. Caterina - Church at Novale
    / S. Caterina - Church at Novale
    Photo: Tourismusverein, Lajen
  • St. Catarina - Church of Novale
    / St. Catarina - Church of Novale
    Photo: Rier Helmuth, Lajen
  • Chestnuts on the trail
    / Chestnuts on the trail
    Photo: Rier Helmuth, Lajen
  • Walther v.d. Vogelweide Circular Hiking Tour in Laion/Lajen
    / Walther v.d. Vogelweide Circular Hiking Tour in Laion/Lajen
    Photo: Tourismusverein Lajen, Lajen
  • Walther v.d. Vogelweide Circular Hiking Tour in Laion/Lajen
    / Walther v.d. Vogelweide Circular Hiking Tour in Laion/Lajen
    Photo: Tourismusverein Lajen, Lajen
  • Walther v.d. Vogelweide Circular Hiking Tour in Laion/Lajen
    / Walther v.d. Vogelweide Circular Hiking Tour in Laion/Lajen
    Photo: Tourismusverein Lajen, Lajen
  • / Törggelen
    Photo: Tourismusverein Lajen, Lajen
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easy
6.9 km
3:00 h
422 m
422 m

This walk dedicated to the minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide runs between Laion, Novale and Albions. In the future there will be information board placed at specific points along the route, on the life and work of this minstrel, to pass on this information to those walking through this beatiful landscape. There are several places to stop for meal or a rest along the route.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1095 m
Lowest point
743 m

Turn-by-turn directions

At the sports area in Laion (1,085m) route no. 5 offers a lovely walk descending slightly northwards through meadows to Albions (857 m, refreshments served). Turnig south, follow the road to Hof Mair am Bach farm and there, take the signposted field path (Vogelweider Rundweg signs - trail is also called "Eselsteig" trail). Starting off in fields, the trail continues for a longer stretch through forest parhts, then you will reach the hamlet of Novale (740 m, Törggele tavern open in autumn ) with St. Katharina church and the Vogelweider Hof farm (810m). Now follow route no. 35, witch ascends alongside the farmsteads on the sunny slopes, after crossing an asphalt road, and then leads to Laion.

Getting there

Parking: Laion village centre

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
422 m
Descent
422 m
Family friendly

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