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Waterfalls of the Burkhard Gorge

Theme trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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  • Waterfalls of the Burkhard Gorge
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    Photo: Ratschings Tourismus Gen. / Manuel Kottersteger, Ratschings–Jaufen
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moderate
Distance 4.6 km
2:15 h
300 m
300 m

A hidden natural spectacle reveals itself to hikers at the head of the valley called Ridnauntal: the waterfalls of the Burkhard Gorge, which can be reached by following a panoramic trail.

Starting from the mining museum in Maiern, a marked hiking track leads through shady coniferous forests alongside the Fernerbach, a babbling glacial stream. The romantic, approximately one metre wide hiking trail winds through meadows and forests, past lush mossy expanses.

The wild glacial stream tumbles over a steep precipice that is surrounded by trees and bushes. Wooden bridges lead to panoramic observation decks with breathtaking views of the bizarre Ridnaun mountains and the secretive heart of the vast gorge, enabling hikers to experience the amazing contact with the power of nature up close.

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,704 m
Lowest point
1,405 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.928020, 11.272090
DMS
46°55'40.9"N 11°16'19.5"E
UTM
32T 672965 5199671
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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the mining museum in Maiern/Masseria, a marked hiking track leads through shady coniferous forests alongside the Fernerbach, a babbling glacial stream.

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Getting there

Coming from Sterzing/Vipiteno follow the signs to Ridnauntal/Val Ridanna. Follow the street until the end (mining museum in Maiern).

Coordinates

DD
46.928020, 11.272090
DMS
46°55'40.9"N 11°16'19.5"E
UTM
32T 672965 5199671
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
300 m
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