Hiking in Pfalzen and surroundings
South tyrolean mountains are allies of the sun.
Climbing uphill throug the fresh green of pastures and forrests
you feel alive and in harmony with nature.
Pfalzen - Valentine Church - Issing
Starting point: Pfalzen (1022m). near the church, along the street Greinwalden towards the artisan zone, junction no. 7 to the St. Valentines Church, follow the marking 7 to hiking trail 7a, towards the main road, cross this to the "Burgerweg" car park, on the good road in the direction Pfalzen to the sports zone. This hike can be continued to the Issinger Weiher. After approx. 200 m from the sports field you can turn left on hiking trail no. 5, through the forest and then back on the supply road to the Issinger Weiher. Return via the same supply road, past the biotope to the sports zone. Easy hike also for seniors. Total walking time: about 2-3 hours.
Pfalzen -Pfaffensteig path - Issing
Starting point: At the school building. Follow the “Pfaffensteig” markings and hike through meadows and fields along the old dry stone walls to the paved field path down to Issing.* From there, follow the pavement along the road and the "Alter Issinger" way back to Pfalzen. Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours. Variant: *walk past the Issinger church, past the fire brigade hall, then turn left to the sports field, the red and white markings lead across pastures down to the edge of the forest, there turn left on the supply road back to the sports field in Pfalzen. Total walking time: approx. 2.5 hours (also ideal for seniors).
Pfalzen – Irenberg
Starting point: Pfalzen sports zone. A short distance up "Irenberger" street, then follow the 8 A right through the forest to the Irenberg snack bar. The way back leads north to the edge of the forest, then along the forest path (marker 6) down to the Issinger Weiher, there turn right along the fence (east) following the signs for "Pfalzen", back to the sports zone. Total walking time approx. 2.5 hours.
From Pfalzen to Bruneck
Starting point: Pfalzen center via the artisan zone. Before we reach Greinwalden, we see the little St. Valentines Church on the right, which stands free in the field, a late Gothic jewel with wonderful frescoes. Via path no. 17 A we reach the hamlet of Greinwalden with a wonderful view of the upper Puster Valley, the Dolomites of Sesto and the Kronplatz. We stay on path 17 A, pass the Gissbach residence and reach St. Georgen. Above all, the new parish church invites you to visit. Behind the church we cross the Ahr. Via the little-used road (marking B) we reach the village of Aufhofen. The road (path 2) takes us to "the village of picturesque noble residences", as Josef Rampold calls Dietenheim in his "Pustertal" book. Path no. 2 takes us further into the city of Bruneck. From there, buses run hourly back to Pfalzen. Walking time: approx. 3 hours (without visit).
Starting point: At the school building. From the schoolhouse, follow the sign with the red dot to the "Tiefentalerhof", past the farm on the right, up into the forest to the curve in the road, follow the sign (red dot) to the right, initially slightly uphill, then almost level through the forest to the "Bachstöckl", continue to the "Lechnerhöfe" (always following the sign with the red dot), on the farm entrance down onto the "Kofler" street, turn right, after leaving the forest, follow the marking with the red dot, left across meadows on the 18er Way to the "Riedinger" way back to the starting point. Total walking time: approx. 3 hours.
This adventure trail shows the extraordinary interaction between nature and wildlife and invites you to relax and unwind at some stations. The adventure trail to the "Honigberg" has its starting point in the village center of Pfalzen. It leads along the Pfaffensteig in the direction of Issing, past the "Brunner" chapel and various farms up the Honigberg to the "Forchna Bichl", on to the "Bachstöckl" and via the "Kirchweg" back to the starting point. Total walking time: 3 - 4 hours, 8.4 km.