Short hike around Lajen
From the city center in Lajen walk via the Kirchgasse alley onto the Vogelweider Rundweg (translated: Vogelweider circuit route), which is marked with the number 5. From there you take a left and continue hiking on the circuit route Kasserol, which leads you around the Wasserbühl. To help you orientate yourself use the signs marked “Wasserbühl” and “Wetterkreuz”. After a while you should get back on a solid road, but make sure you keep right so you will stay on the circuit route Kasserol. Continuing on a more even path through the woods you will soon be back in the city of Lajen.
Where to eat
On the trail itself there are no possibilities of stopping and getting something to eat. But you can stop in Lajen either before or after your tour.
- You're traveling a distance of 2 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in South Tyrol is 7 miles.
- You're facing an uphill climb of 138 vertical meters on this hike. The track is therefore relatively flat. The high point of the hike is located at an elevation of 3612 ft.
- This easy hike is perfect for the whole family. What’s even better: You can also bring the family’s best friend on this dog friendly hike. (See all dog friendly hikes in South Tyrol.)
- In case of good weather conditions, the hike can also be done without bringing your hiking boots.
Highlights of the tour
The hike is not very long and is therefore perfect for families with smaller children. The trails are also very leveled, so neither the bigger hikers nor the smaller hikers should be overly strained. The trail is constructed so that you could bring along a stroller, if the smaller kids are too tired to walk. The Wasserbühl is definitely worth a visit. It used to be right next to an old village and is famous for findings from the Bronze Age. If you came on this hike to get a view over Lajen, you should visit the look-out point “Wetterkreuz”. You will not only get a fantastic view but you can visit old historical sites from prehistoric times.
Starting in Sterzing
Leave the city and drive onto the Brennerautobahn (highway) A22. Follow the road for about 36 kilometers (22.3 mi) and leave the highway at the exit Klausen-Gröden. Stay on the SS242d and take a sharp right onto the SP 139, which takes you directly to Lajen.
Starting in Bozen
Drive onto the SS12 and follow the road for about 21 kilometers (13 mi). At the next opportunity turn right onto the SS242 and take the second exit at the roundabout. You are now on the SP24 which opens out into the SP82. Stay on the SS242d and take a sharp left onto the SP 139, which takes you directly to Lajen.
Starting in Wolkenstein
Drive onto the SS242 and follow the road until you can turn onto the SS242d. Then you turn right onto the SP 139, which takes you directly to Lajen.
You can park on village square.
There is a bus driving regularly to Klausen from where you can take another bus to Lajen.