This is an easy and esthetically very rewarding walking trail offering impressive landscape views that will take you to the little church of St. Helena, a sacred alpine structure with gothic frescos dating back to the 15th Century.
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From the village center, proceed to the Café Luise and continue along the road until you come to the Hotel Pfösl. At this point, take the second path at the left and proceed along meadows and along forest trails upwards until you come to St. Helena.
Variation: At the Café Luise, when you pass the traffic island, turn left and proceed along Forest Trail [6A, H]. After 300 meters, turn right into Trail [H]. After reaching the Höfegruppe Gruben, turn left and proceed upwards along Forest Trail [H].
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On the Brenner (A 22 Brenner autobahn – toll), take the Bozen Nord/Eggental (Eggen Valley) autobahn exit and proceed approx. 0.5 km towards Bozen/Bolzano. At the roundabout, turn left into the Eggen Valley (SS 241). Continue along the Dolomites Road until you come to Birchabruck. There, turn right and proceed to Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente (30 minutes from the Bozen Nord/Eggental autobahn exit).
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