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Prissiano forest and castle tour

The surroundings of Prissiano are rich in nature and scenic diversity, but also in castles and palaces, which we will pass during this autumnal circular walk.

On the plateau of Tesimo and Prissiano, surrounded by a varied landscape, numerous castles, fortresses and ruins can be found. We start our circular walk in the village centre of Prissiano towards south, cross the covered bridge and take the road towards the district of Sandbichl. There the Waldsteig path starts, which will accompany us slightly uphill to the village of Grissiano

We take the path no. 7 and walk past green meadows to the forest, where we take the Pezzanlweg path (no. 12) at the junction. Via this path we descend directly to Prissiano. By the way, a forest path branching off from the Pezzanlweg path leads to the ruins of Holz Castle. Back in the village of Prissiano, we pass Fahlburg Castle towards the Vorbichl recreation area. We follow the road downhill to the junction with the path no. 17 which takes us to the last highlight of this tour: Katzenzungen Castle and the Versoaln Vine, the probably largest and oldest vine of Europe.

Passing the church of St. Martin, we return along the road to the starting point in Prissiano. This hike leads through a varied landscape, which is particularly attractive in autumn.

Author: AT

If you want to do this circular hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Prissiano (village centre)
Route: Sandbichl – Waldsteig path – Grissiano – Fahlburg Castle – Katzenzungen Castle – St. Martin – Prissiano
Markers: no. 15, Waldsteig, no. 7, no. 12, no. 1, no. 17
Distance: approx. 7.5 km
Walking time: about 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 420 m
Altitude level: between 550 and 960 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: end of October 2018

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