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San Sigismondo Butterfly Trail

The popular family hike along the Butterfly Trail in the Val Pusteria valley follows the sunny slope of San Sigismondo near Chienes.

A circular hike starts from the beautiful Gothic parish church of San Sigismondo near Chienes and focuses on an equally popular topic: butterflies. And they can be found here in many shapes and colours, because the flowering meadow landscape, through which the 7.5 km long path runs, offers a suitable habitat for the little animals. With almost 160,000 described species, 130 families and 46 superfamilies, they are, by the way, the most species-rich insect order after beetles!

The blue bug, painted lady, large tortoiseshell, red admiral, clouded yellow, brimstone and many other species are attracted to the blossoms and can be observed along the San Sigismondo Butterfly Trail - "Schmetterlingsweg St. Sigmund" in German, "Sentiero delle Farfalle" in Italian. There are also some very special places along the path, such as the Casteldarne Giants, who brought down the Guggenschlösschen castle with huge rocks. At least that is how the legend tells it… Passing the Gugge Farms, the trail finally descends along a forest path to the Schifferegger farm inn and then back to San Sigismondo (approx. 3 hours).

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Opening times

  • Wed 19 May 00:00 - 00:00
  • Thu 20 May 00:00 - 00:00
  • Fri 21 May 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sat 22 May 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sun 23 May 00:00 - 00:00
  • Mon 24 May 00:00 - 00:00
  • Tue 25 May 00:00 - 00:00

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General opening hours

  • Mon 00:00 - 00:00
  • Tue 00:00 - 00:00
  • Wed 00:00 - 00:00
  • Thu 00:00 - 00:00
  • Fri 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sat 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sun 00:00 - 00:00

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