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Hike to Salorno Castle

This walk takes us along the Vision Theme Path to the medieval castle above the village of Salorno.

Salorno Castle, also known as Haderburg, is located high above the eponymous village. We drive to the big parking space at the Salorno fairground and start our hike following the main road for some metres (leading back to the village) and then turning into the Vision Path on the right (”Weg der Visionen”). A sign shows that the castle tavern is open at the time of our hike.

The theme path leads slightly uphill in serpentines and offers some beautiful views through the treetops on the Valle dell’Adige valley and the Bassa Atesina area. We’re hiking in the protected area of the Monte Corno Nature Park - now in autumn the nature shows all the abundance of colours. After a 25-minute walk we reach the mighty castle complex.

Stairs and railings facilitate the entrance to the courtyard which is located slightly lower than the gate. First we’d like to discover the majestic building featuring characteristic elements such as a dungeon, a cistern and a donjon. They are still - or at least partly - preserved. Unfortunately the highest point of the tour, located between the rocks above the castle, lies in the shadow so we enjoy a last view on the valley and turn back to the castle tavern in the courtyard where we stop for some roasted chestnuts. Finally we descend to Salorno along the same trail.

Author: ED

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Salorno fairground
Route: Vision Path (”Weg der Visionen”)
Walking time: approx. 50 minutes (in total)
Experienced in: beginning of October 2010
Suitable for families? yes, it’s a nice walk for families with children - the short hike leads up to the castle where the kids can plunge into the Middle Ages (free admission)
Further information: Castelfeder tourist board, phone: +39 0471 810231

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