The Mortner Gufl is located on the old Steinegger carriage road, which at that time connected Steinegg|Collepietra with Kardaun|Cardano and Bozen|Bolzano.  About 500 m from the farm Mortner in the direction of Kardaun, there is an extensive, flat square with a thick stone slab hanging over it, as if it wanted to provide a protective roof for the little place. It is said that a hermit, the Mortner Hias, lived here during the First World War. He even set up a farm oven in this natural dwelling and walled the place up. The hermit wove baskets here. During the Second World War, this place was used as an air-raid shelter for the inhabitants of the nearby farm Mortner. Some remains of the wall can still be discovered and admired today.
In 1951, there is also said to have been an apparition of the Virgin Mary at this special place.
A descriptive board on site tells of these extraordinary occurrences at the Mortner Gufl.
Route description:
From the car park at Cafè Christl, walk past the Resch Market grocery shop along hiking trail [2] / Rittersteig. Continue along the Rittersteig past the Ebenhof farm until you reach the turnoff to the Mortner farm. Here you walk a short distance in the direction of Mortner farm and then immediately turn left to Mortner Gufl.
The way back is via the same path.


By public bus line:
- 182 from Bozen | Bolzano,
- 180 or 187 from Karersee | Lago di Carezza, Karerpass | Passo Costalunga, Welschnofen | Nova Levante - 182 from Birchabruck | Ponte Nova*
- 184 from Stenk, Eggen | Ega, Obereggen*
- 184 or 181 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente*
- 182 from Gummer | San Valentino
- 180 from Val di Fassa*
*change to the busline 182 at Birchabruck|Ponte Nova

Bus stop: Steinegg | Collepietra, Dorf + 1 hour walk (3 km)
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By car:
Destination: Steinegg|Collepietra Village
Parking: Steinegg|Collepietra Village + 1 hour walk (3 km)
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Kirchweg|Via della Chiesa 5 - 39053 Steinegg|Collepietra
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