Hiking in the Alps

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Sulden am Ortler: a hike to the Marlt Madonna

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August 15th 2019

From great heights magnificent views again!

Yesterday the weather had completely cleared up: a clear blue sky with hardly any cloud. Therefore I had from my hotel room a wonderful view on the Ortler and the wooded slopes to the west of Sulden, with on top the mountain station of the chairlift Langenstein. That mountain station was the starting point of my trip: from there Weg Nr. 23 leads to a Statue of Mary, named Marlt Madonna, which hangs on the rock wall of the Marltgrat, at 2.568 metres, with impressive views on the top of the Ortler! Continue reading

Mals and surroundings: to Laatsch, Glurns and the Tartscher Bichl Rock

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August 10th 2019

Walking in the rain and in the sunshine…

Yesterday, August 9th, I woke up with only minor muscle pain after my wild hiking adventure on Stage 69 of the Red Trail of the Via Alpina the day before: from Taufers i.M. over the Rifair Scharte and the Glurnser Köpfl back to Glurns and Mals. That morning I have just taken a picture of the Glurnser Köpfl in the morning sun…! Continue reading

Stilfs: Stage 69 of the Red Trail of the Via Alpina – part 1

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August 9th 2019

Panoramic views from the Rifair Scharte and the Glurner Köpfl

Yesterday morning I have started to hike Stage 69 of the Red Trail of the Via Alpina: from Taufers im Münstertal, just on the border between Switzerland and Italy, via the Rifaier Alm over the Rifair Scharte Pass to Stilfs in the valley of the Suldenbach stream and the Stilfserjoch Pass. This stage is the sequel of Stage 68 of the Red Trail: from S-charl to Taufers over the S-charljöchl and through the beautiful Val Avigna valley, which I have hiked about two years ago, on June 13th 2017 and which I have enjoyed so much! ! Continue reading

Laas: marble, the white gold from the mountains

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August 7th 2019

Orchards and blocks of white marble

Yesterday, Tuesday August 6th, I have made a short walk through Mals to Laatsch in the west and further on to Glurns. That was despite of the rain quite interesting – I will come back to it later.

Today the day started promising with the morning sun shining on the Ortler. That wouldn’t stay for long, unfortunately… Continue reading

The river Adige: from the source near Reschen to Bolzano

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August 5th 2019

… and also to the anti-tank barrier at the Plamort/Pian dei Morti

Yesterday morning I left Munich with the 7.34 hrs Eurocity-Express. In the beginning the landscape wasn’t very interesting, but near Innsbruck the mountains were already partly visible between the patches of clouds. From Innsbruck the journey continued to the Brenner Pass. From the train it became obvious that the Brenner Pass is a very important traffic artery: due to the Sunday’s driving ban for the international road traffic all parking lots were overflowing with lorries and trucks with trailer. Continue reading

August 1st: the Swiss National Day

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August 3rd 2018

Festivities, but also a thunderstorm with consequenses

In the morning of August 1st I said goodbye to the nice hoteliers of Hotel Margun. I had a pleasant stay in a beautiful, interesting area. I went on my way to the Mals bus station to get on the bus to Nauders (in Austria) and Martina (in Switzerland). I would like to celebrate the First of August in Scuol again, like in recent years. And also to have a bit of a holiday after the last demanding days… Continue reading

A road trip to the Stilfserjoch Pass

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July 31st 2018

A stage of the Via Alpina, … by bus!

On this last day in the Vinschgau I woke up early. This day as well would be very hot in the valley, so I made a plan to go by bus to the Stilfserjoch Pass: at 2.700 m it should somehow be cooler! Continue reading

The walled city of Glurns and the centuries-old watercourse, the “Bergwaal”

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July 30th 2018

A walk through town and countryside in the Vinschgau

After again an elaborate breakfast with a. o. aniseed bread, this time with apricot jam, and apple cake, I started out at half past nine. Although I initially had planned to go by Postal car to Taufers in the Val Müstair Valley for Stage 69 of the Red Trail of the Via Alpina, I changed my mind: very high temperatures were forecasted and I didn’t like the idea to go for a hike of over 6½ hours with ascents of 1.000 metres of difference in altitude. But I still liked to hike anyway! Continue reading

A walk from Mals across the Mals Heath to Burgeis

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July 29th 2018

Fruit, old houses and a war memorial

This morning I started off without a fixed plan once again, but I had a destination however: a building of which I supposed that it was a war memorial, because an Italian flag was flying. It is situated alongside the main road from the Reschen Pass to Mals. I passed this building already many times, when I took the bus to Switzerland. Continue reading

“A revair” Scuol and “Hoi Servus” Mals

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July 28th 2018

From one valley into another valley over the Ofen Pass

Today I had still some time to spend before I would leave by train and Postal car to Mals in South Tyrol and I made a tour through Scuol – and not only into the direction of the Schulhaus, the school building! The weather was hot again and from the west menacing clouds rolled in. Rain is urgently needed here… Continue reading

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