Sagen Legenden Suedtirol
Sagen Legenden Suedtirol

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. In South Tyrol there are also some Legend Trails, such as the one on the Salto which tells about 12 legends of the surroundings, the Tesido Legend Path, and the theme paths near Terento in the Val Pusteria valley which lead, for example, to the Witch Stone or the Devil's Rock.

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