Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park

Interpretive nature trails

Interpretive nature trail "Geologensteig / Sentiero dei geologi"

Interpretive nature trail "Geologensteig / Sentiero dei geologi"
Interpretive nature trail "Geologensteig / Sentiero dei geologi"

"Geologensteig / Sentiero dei geologi" interpretive nature trail counts as one of the most fascinating places to hike in the Dolomites – a fact attested to by countless articles in scholarly journals. The trail offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the park’s geology and immerse themselves in the fascinating world of geology.

The path begins at Bad Ratzes / Bagni di Razzes and takes you to Prossliner Schwaige / malga Prossliner and from there to Schlernbödelehütte refuge and then back to the starting point. During the hike, you’ll have the opportunity to see the various geological strata close up and gain an understanding of how the Dolomites were formed. The nature park brochure contains a detailed description of the trail and its ten stations.

Trail length: 9,5 km
Walking time: 3,5 hours

Interpretive nature trail "Oswald von Wolkenstein"

Interpretive nature trail "Oswald von Wolkenstein"
Interpretive nature trail "Oswald von Wolkenstein"

The interpretive nature trail "Oswald-von-Wolkenstein" is a 15-station loop hiking trail in Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park. The trail provides an excellent introduction to the relevant historical backgrounds and local events and underscores the importance and goals of nature parks for landscape conservation in South Tyrol.
Hauenstein / Castelvecchio forest, with its two ruins, is an example of and bears testimony to the centuries-old relationship between man and nature. A trip back to the time of Oswald von Wolkenstein makes for an exciting journey into the past. The trail is suitable for hikers of all ages, as the various stations provide numerous opportunities for kids to have fun and learn a lot at the same time, while adults can learn about the life of the multi-facetted bard Oswald von Wolkenstein. It’s best to begin your hike in the parking lot of the Seis-Seiser Alm / Siusi-Alpe di Siusi cable railway, from which the path first takes you toward Hotel Saleg and then continues on from there.

Trail length: around 3,5 km
Walking time: around 60 minutes