Walk from Resia to the boundary stone in the border triangle

“Limit experience” between the Italian Val Venosta valley, the Austrian Inntal valley and the Engadine. In other words, a walk in a border triangle. The highlight, however, is the incomparable beauty of this high-alpine area.

From the centre of Resia, we follow the road towards north, and then we take the path no. 3 signposted “Dreiländereck” (border triangle). Soon we walk up the eastern slope of the Piz Lad, across meadows and larch forests, the eye-catcher from here is the deep blue Lake Resia. Broad paths and narrow sections alternate, and so we reach the high path and the junction where the left path leads to the tri-border region. In front of us the Lower Engadine and the Samnaun mountain range with the snow-covered Muttler, down in the valley the Inn river, representing the border to the Austrian state of Tyrol.

In a walk of about three hours, we reach the highest point of this walk, which is the “Dreiländerstein” (boundary stone in the border triangle).The stone itself is not really something special, but the fact that it is located exactly in the border triangle. If you sit on it, you sit in three countries in the same time. So we dare to make two steps to Switzerland, as you can’t go further, because the trail ends. We proceed our walk towards Austria, walking back for about 15 minutes to the junction, where we follow the mark “Grüner See”. This path leads us to the Gufra meadows, featuring a protected flora of the special kind.

In the course of the descent, we reach the beautiful Lake Waldsee, where we stop for a little break. The next stage takes us to the “Schwarzer See”, a charming place with white dab-chicks and the Samnaun mountains reflected on the surface of the lake. Only a short walk is left to the Berggasthaus mountain tavern on the Kleiner Mutzkopf, from where we take the chairlift towards Nauders. In Nauders, we take the bus, taking us back across the border to our starting point.

Author: AT

Please note: Before you do this tour, please inform yourselves about the current conditions on site.

Starting point: Resia (centre)
Route: Resia - Seabl - tri-border-stone - Gufra meadows - Grüner See (Lago Verde) - Schwarzer See (Lago Nero) - Kleiner Mutzkopf
Signpost: n° 3, 4, Grüner See, 6, 6a, Schwarzer See, 9, Kl. Mutzkopf.
Altitude difference: about 950 m
Altitude: between 1,504 and 2,188 m
Length: about 12.9 km
Walking time: about 5 hours
Experienced: July 2013

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