rastenbachklamm
rastenbachklamm

Rastenbach Gorge

This wild romantic biotope with waterfalls and typical vegetation of a gorge is a popular destination in Caldaro.

A hike across the fascinating gorge, which lies hidden in the Castelvecchio Forest near Caldaro, is a real adventure both for adults and children, as there is much to see. The paths no. 1 and 13 take you across the wild romantic Rastenbach Gorge - “Rastenbachklamm” in German, “Gola Rastenbach” in Italian - where you have to overcome steps, bridges and waterfalls.

Also the Peace Trail, a contemplation path with seven stations, leads from the sports area of Sant’Antonio in Caldaro through the Rastenbach Gorge to Lake Caldaro. Particularly in summer there is always an enjoyable cool breeze. To explore the fabulous gorge vegetation in the best way, we recommend you to undertake this hike with sturdy shoes - be cautious, slip hazard!

From the 15th to the 17th century, the area of Castelvecchio has been mined and for this reason it has also been populated very early. The ruin of the Saint Peter Basilica and its sacrificial altar, which is situated on the road to the gorge, can be found in this forest. It represents the first Christian church of this region and presumably of the entire Tyrolean area.

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