From the picturesque village center of Kastelruth with its neat facades (1060 m) over an ancient road, past old farms with their neat barns, through varied vegetation down to St. Oswald.
Wild chestnut and cherry trees line the path. Above the path there is an old cult place, the “Katzenlocherbühl”. Old vases were found there, which are now exhibited in the Ötzi Museum in Bozen. St. Oswald (750 m, taverns) is a quiet, picturesque hamlet with 80 inhabitants.
The sunny location and the mild climate allow fruit and wine to flourish. Past orchards, vineyards, and flowering meadows, from St. Oswald you walk up to the ruins of Aichach next to the stately farm Pflegerhof. Today this farm is paradise for aromatic herbs.
The deep valley of the Schlern Gorge and the steeply rising walls of Mount Schlern will cast a spell on you. On the way to Seis you’ll come past an old rural mill. Continue across meadows to Seis (994 m), from where you may take the bus back to Kastelruth.