The connection path between the farms in Ahrntal
The Großstahlhof is located directly on the sun trail and thus the perfect starting point for hikes to the various alpine huts.
Furthermore, we offer apartments and rooms. Before you begin your hiking tour in front of our door, you can gain new strength in our “Jausestation”.
Starting from our farm you can follow the hiking path to the mountain Wolfskofel, where you enjoy a marvellous panoramic view over the whole Ahrntal.
Keep walking and you can reach more alpine pastures up to an altitude of 2.900 meters. But you can also continue along the Sunnsat mountain path to the picturesque village St. Jakob. Here you experience the Ahrntal in all its diversity, tradition and beauty.
How about a short trip to the lovely village Weißenbach? Wonderful cross-country ski tracks, a sled run and many hiking routes of every level of difficulty await you. Equipped with touring skis or snow shoes you will be ready to explore the Ahrntal with its thrilling landscape.
The sun trail connects the villages Lutago (trail nr. 23) and St. Jakob (trail nr. 12) on a breathtaking altitude of 1000 up to 1450 meters. In both directions the path is easy to walk. The trail crosses the streams Schwarzbach, Rotbach, Trippach, Frankbach, Keilbach and Wollbach. You will be impressed by the masses of water, released from glaciers of the Zillertaler Alps, crashing into the valley.
In the past the trail was a meeting place for smugglers, poachers and young men on the way to their beloved women. Often disputes and fights arose. Grocers and beggars went from farm to farm in order to trade their goods or ask for alms.
The journey on the sun trail will lead you to stunning natural sights, such as the Schwarzbach, Trippach, Frankbach and the Platterwand.
Monuments: The numerous farms along the path are precious testimonies of South Tyrol’s hard but various past.
Many chapels were built in return for granted security or promises. Now, as in the past, they serve as a place for prayer and reflection.
According to the chronicle, in 1878 a giant mudslide buried the whole smelting plant of the copper mine in Prettau.
You can reach the sun trail from the valley. Various paths start near the bus stops. In the past they were used to to go to church, school or for the transportation of goods.
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Each tree and each stone could tell you a thousand stories.
We wish you a lot of fun and relaxation while walking through the unspoilt nature or enjoying some traditional treats in the rustic alpine huts!