Family holiday on the Siusi Alp – Witches hikes and other interesting adventures
Summer time is family time on the Siusi Alp. For children and parents there is a rich leisure program made up of theme and adventure weeks, and from Villa Tianes the way to Castelrotto or the Siusi Alp cable car is not far away. During the adventure farm week your children and you will immerge in the agriculture world: you can pet horses, watch the farmers during milking and working in the stables, visit a mill or baking bread. During the witches’ week the atmosphere is magic. Here you can gain experience with herbs, go to Prösels Castle and enjoy the treasure hunt or take a spooky night hike. Of course, a trip to the legendary witches’ banks should not be missed. They apply since ancient times as a meeting place for the Sciliar witches. Do you want to deepen the topic of “witches? Then the walk along the barefoot and adventure path “witches sources” is a great choice. On this way, which you should go possibly without shoes, you will arrives at the well-known “Saltria” sulphuric sources. Instead of signs carved witches figures show you the right path.
Knightly desire to hike
Along the Oswald von Wolkenstein way you follow the footsteps of knights and minstrels. At 15 stations you can learn many interesting details about life in ancient times: What is a bower and how did the damsels live at that time? What was the diet of the Middle Ages and what did people when they were bored? Moreover the thematic path passes by two ruined castles: The ruins of the Castelvecchio, which belonged in part to the famous minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein, and by Salego Castle. No thematic, but still worthwhile is the way to the Marinzen alpine hut, which can be reached by chairlift from Castelrotto. Besides the beautiful views there is also a petting zoo and an adventure playground.