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RS weg und efw jenesien laerchenwiesen herbst sagenweg

Sagas and legends

Numerous stories and ancient legends have been circulated in the villages and valleys of South Tyrol for generations.

Do you know the legend of King Laurin, whose stony rose garden still glows in the dusk? The first sagas were probably recorded in the 17th century, while most of the legends originated in the 19th century. By the way: on the Salto, a theme trail tells about 12 legends of the surroundings, whereas in Terento in the Val Pusteria, legends trails lead to the Witch Stone or the Devil’s Rock.

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  1. King Laurin and his Rose Garden
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    King Laurin and his Rose Garden

    A long time ago, the wonderful rose garden of King Laurin was located high up at…
  2. The Water Fairy of Lake Carezza
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    The Water Fairy of Lake Carezza

    In Lake Carezza, once a beautiful water fairy lived - she often sat on the shore,…
  3. The porter of the gates of hell
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    The porter of the gates of hell

    The South Tyrolean legend with its ominous name tells about a boy of about 15 years.
  4. The Wild Man of Monticolo
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    The Wild Man of Monticolo

    Once upon a time in the Forest of Monticolo there was a spooky hovel, which was…
  5. The dwarf of the Giogo Basso
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    The dwarf of the Giogo Basso

    Once, a young shepherd named Fridolin wanted to come to Austria from the Val…
  6. The Sacred Three Fountains of Trafoi
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    The Sacred Three Fountains of Trafoi

    The legend tells about a shepherd and three rivulets which suddenly came out of the rock.
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