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Algund village - Thurnstein Castle - Schlundenstein

Duration: 2,13 h
Length: 4,53 km
Difficulty: Easy
Difficulty: Difficult
Altitude uphill: 629 hm
Highest point: 961 m
To the Thurnstein Castle, which is enthroned in a panoramic position above the roofs of Meran.
General description
The Schlundenstein is a huge boulder above Algund, which is provided with numerous bowls. These man-made bowl-shaped depressions served as sacrificial and cult sites in pre-christian times. In spring, the Schlundenstein is also the longing destination of boulder fans from Central and Northern Europe. While it is still cold and stormy there, you can climb routes with difficulty levels up to 8b on the warm rocks here under the Algund sun.
Route description

The hike begins in the center of Algund. You walk across the Grabbachweg 25 to the left of the cemetery until you reach the Blumenthalerhof. Then follow the Ochsentodweg 29 to Thurnstein Castle. Continue until you reach the Schattmair inn. There you turn left to the direction of Vellau and walk up the ascending forest path via the Kronsbichl. Then follow trail 26, always going in the direction of Vellau, cross the Grabbach river and reach Birbamegg. After a few forest hairpin bends you reach the Gasthof Oberlechner in Vellau and the little church “Kirchlein zur Dreifaltigkeit” with a unique panoramic view. Return back to the village via path Schlundensteinweg Nr. 25 A to the Algunder Waalweg and further to the starting point.


description to arrive at destination

Via the Adige Valley, take the MeBo highway to the Algund exit.
Coming from Vinschgau, Algund is located just before Merano.


Parking in the center of Algund, opposite the town hall (at additional costs).

Public transport

By train to Merano and by bus line 235 or 213 to Algund.

Tourist Office Algund
Hans Gamper Place 3
I-39022 Algund bei Meran (BZ)
South Tyrol - Italy
+39 0473 448600
November - end of March:
MON-THU 8.30 am - 12.30 am & 2 pm - 6 pm
FRI 8.30 am - 12.30 am & 1 pm - 5 pm
SAT* & SUN closed
* Between 26 November and 25 December also open on Saturdays from 09.00 - 12.00.
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