Historical winter hike in Volders, © Hall-Wattens
Historical winter hike in Volders, © Hall-Wattens

Historical winter hike
Volders/Wattens

This easy winter hike combining nature and culture starts at the Karlskirche church in Volders, widely considered one of the most rococo buildings in Tirol. From the church the trail enters a forest and passes several impressive castles before reaching the traditional settlement of Himmelreich above the town of Wattens, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The five houses and circular wall which have been excavated are also visible in winter provided the snow cover is not too thick.

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Starting point  

Karlskirche church in Volders

Hike to

Himmelreich settlement

Finishing point

Karlskirche church in Volders

Mountain chain

Tux Alps

Length

7.2 km

Approximate hiking time

2 h 30 min

Features

  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy

Altitude

660m 560m

Elevation uphill 150m
Vertical metres downhill 155m

Fitness level

Best time of year

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Parking

Car park at the Karlskirche church in Volders

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Trail description

From the car park at the Karlskirche church in Volders the first part of the hike leads along the road. At the wayside shrine, turn sharp left and continue along a forest trail with very old trees. Follow the signs, past the Schloss Friedberg and Schloss Aschach castles as far as the prehistoric settlement of Himmelreich above Wattens. Return along the same path, past a large pond before reaching the starting point next to the Karlskirche church.

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