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Hike to the Astronomical Observatory in San Valentino/Obergummer

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  • Star observatory Max Valier
    / Star observatory Max Valier
    Photo: Alex Filz - Eggental Tourismus, Eggental Tourismus Genossenschaft
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Distance 4.5 km
1:20 h
141 m
141 m
Easy family hike to South Tyrol’s only astronomical observatory and to the solar observatory. 
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easy
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Highest point
1,365 m
Lowest point
1,299 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.458401, 11.481538
DMS
46°27'30.2"N 11°28'53.5"E
UTM
32T 690555 5147973
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Schenken car park (Lantschnay bus stop), head right to the Haus Alpenrose hotel, following a wide trail to the astronomical observatory and the solar observatory. Return via the same route to the starting point.

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Getting there

Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”,Brenner (A 22 Brenner motorway, toll), from SS 12 in Prato all'Isarco to Collepietra, continue on the LS 132 in the direction of San Valentino. From the Collepietra sports centre, follow the main road for approx. 2 km to the Lantschnay bus stop between Collepietra and San Valentino, where there is a large car park.

Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d'Ega (SS 241), in Ponte Nova at the roundabout take the third exit to San Valentino and continue in the direction of Collepietra. There is a large car park between the villages of San Valentino and Collepietra at the Lantschnay bus stop on the right-hand side (about 30 min. from highway toll booth).

With the public bus line 180, 181 or 184 to Ponte Nova and then change to line 182 or directly from Bolzano with line 182; bus stop: "Lantschnay"; online bus timetables: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

Parking next to the bus stop Lantschnay.

Coordinates

DD
46.458401, 11.481538
DMS
46°27'30.2"N 11°28'53.5"E
UTM
32T 690555 5147973
w3w 
///offered.canoed.poacher
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
141 m
Descent
141 m
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