Historical hike: on the tracks of King Laurin and Empress Sissi
Historical hike: on the tracks of King Laurin and Empress Sissi - Nova Levante! From the top station of the cable car Nova Levante, the great tracing starts with our hiking guide Helga. The easy hike leads in 1h20 to a very special panoramic point under King Laurin's kingdom at the foot of the Roda di Vaèl: the Kaiserstein - a large boulder named after its aristocratic visitor, Emperor Franz Joseph, who looked out for game here. On trail  and continuing on trail , we walk through meadows and woods to the Grand Hotel Carezza, where we will hear historical tales about Empress Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph, the European high nobility, Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill and Karl May, who enjoyed a rest in the climatic health resort of Carezza/Nova Levante. Return by bus. Start: 09.00 am, panorama panel at parking cable car Nova Levante, ascent to the Frommer Alm hut | Duration: approx. 6-7 h | Walking time: approx. 4.30-5 h | Difference in altitude: ascent: 250 m, descent: 500 m | Length: approx. 10-11 km | Difficulty: moderately difficult | Equipment: bring provisions and drinks, trekking shoes, warm clothing, headgear, rain protection | Cost: cable car Nova Levante: 12,50€/adults, 7,50€/Junior, Children up to 8 years free | Registration: until 5 pm the day before at the tourist offices, ph. 0471 619 500
Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Val d'Ega”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the left and continue to Nova Levante (about 20 min. from highway toll booth).