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Family hike: To castles and ice holes (Überetsch)

Ice holes near Eppan
Ice holes near Eppan - Foto: Reinhard Kraasch - GFDL

Altitude start: 450m
End altitude: 450m
Difficulty level: easy
Walking time: 2 hours; length: 5.8km

From a physical condition perspective not a challenge but all the more impressive is the hike from St. Michael/Eppan to the ice holes at the foot of the Gandberg. The family-friendly tour starts in the upper part of St. Michael near the ice rink. Along an easy path, a small chapel and Moss Castle can be visited.

The sign "Steinegger" then points the way to the inn of the same name. Just before reaching it, however, a path branches off, leading to the unique natural spectacle, the ice holes. In the middle of summer, impressive icicles and plants grow here in the rocks at cool temperatures, which are normally only admired from 1,200 meters above sea level.

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