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Hike to the Christomannos Monument via the Hirzelsteig Trail

Karersee, Welschnofen
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
2:38
Duration in hours
Distance
8.6
Distance in km
Suggested period
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This panoramic trail leads to the Christomannos monument, a bronze eagle directly in front of the mighty walls of the Catinaccio/Rosengarten massif in remembrance of Theodor Christomannos. His life’s work was the construction of the famed Dolomitenstraße road from Nova Levante/Welschnofen to Cortina.

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
8,6 km
Activity time
2 h 38 min
Ascent
399 m
Descent
399 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.330 m
Lowest point
2.120 m
Directions

The route leads from the mountain station of the Paolina chairlift (2,125 m) on trail [539] to the Christomannos monument. To return to the Paolina chairlift, take trail [549] to the Kölner Hütte mountain hut (2,337 m) and continue on trail [549] and [552].

The alternative route leads from Nova Levante by cable car Laurin I to the Frommeralm tavern and then by the cable car König Laurin I & II to the Kölner Hütte mountain hut. To return, simply reverse the route above.

public transportation

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180)
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Paolina. Online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

How to get there

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180)
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Paolina. Online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

By car:
Destination: Welschnofen | Nova Levante
Parking: Parking lot Paolina

Where to park

Parking: Parking lot Paolina

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