Bressanone Archaeological Trail

A family hike takes young and old back to the time when Roman chariots drove through the Valle Isarco valley

The Bressanone Archaeological Trail - "Archeopfad Brixen" in German, "Sentiero Archeologico di Bressanone" in Italian -, which starts at the Eagle Bridge (Ponte Aquila) in Bressanone, tells of bygone times: In 2013, information boards were set up between Stufles and Elvas, which follow ancient routes. Fruit and wine have been grown here since Roman times, while Roman chariots passed through the valley basin - the route between north and south. First you walk from the bridge through the oldest part of Bressanone up to the Guggerhof farm inn.

The trail leads you past mystical cup-marked stones and the so-called Roman Tower, which offers a magnificent view on the oldest town of the "Country along the Adige river" and on the Pinaz Hill: This hill was already settled in the Bronze Age, and a mighty hillfort was located here. On the way to Elvas and Kranebitt there are also old driving grooves, next to which replicas of Roman battle chariots have been erected. Back at the starting point in Stufles, an interesting exhibition awaits you to bring the approx. 6 km long hike to a perfect end.

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