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Chestnut Trail | Stage 3

From Klausen to Barbian

The third stage of the Keschtnweg leads from the charming village centre of the artist town of Klausen steeply up to Villanders, past beautiful residences to the Lower Eisack Valley, to Barbian.

Route length: 10.8 km
Metres in altitude ascent: 621 m
Metres in altitude descent: 298 m
Average walking time: 3:55 h

Route:
From the historic centre of Klausen with its winding alleys, inviting shops and cosy inns, the Chestnut Trail runs in a south-westerly direction. Between Thinne Square and the Capuchin Monastery, the Thinne Bridge crosses the Thinne stream, which, together with the Eisack River, has repeatedly struck fear into the little town through flooding. The path leads over the old Latzfons road into the Thinne Valley and branches off to the left after a narrow tunnel. Slowly hike uphill over the steep farm access road until you reach the Muttner Hof farm (664 m). After the farmstead, turn left uphill and follow the trail leading up into the forest at the upper edge of the orchards. Pass the old, abandoned farmstead of the Staudach Höfl farm and continue to the meadows of the Johannser Hof farm (754 m, refreshment stop approx. 200 m to the left of the Keschtnweg).


After this steep stage, the trail leads through forest and meadows to the "Wetterkreuz" viewpoint (825 m) and the beautiful Tschotthof farm with its lovely chestnut trees.
Here you have overcome the greatest difference in altitude of the stage and continue along the farm access road to a bend in the road to Gravetsch. Stay on the right, hike briefly to the next road bend and turn left there. Through the meadows of the Glatzner Hof farm you reach the wooded Blabach ditch and shortly afterwards the first houses in the settlement area of Villanders. The wide hiking trail leads directly to the parish church of St. Stephen and the graveyard with its wrought-iron crosses facing away from the burial mound.

Now you continue along the picturesque village alley to the centre of Villanders (880 m). In the southern part of the village, branching off to the left from the main road, the Keschtnweg leads past the residential houses below the village centre and descends via a field path into the wooded Mühlbachgraben, which was badly affected by the storms of 2019 and 2020. After the ditch, slightly uphill through the fields, you reach the hamlet of St. Moritz (780m, several stops). At the Winklerhof farm, follow the asphalt road downhill to the farm road branching off to the right. Walk to the last farm on this rarely used road and now follow the hiking trail that leads into the Zargenbachgraben. After the footbridge over the torrent, the trail runs through the forest, initially over rocky terrain and increasingly steep, until it then joins the asphalt connecting road from Villanders to Barbian. Without any significant incline, you hike for about 2 km on the little-travelled panoramic road to the centre of Barbian (857 m), the village with the leaning tower. The top of the 37-metre-high church tower is almost 1.57 metres off plumb.
Further information
How to arrive & parking | Stage 3
How to get there:
Take the A 22 motorway - Exit: Klausen/Gröden

Parking:
In Klausen

Public transport:
With international rail connections to Brixen or Bozen and with regional trains to Klausen.
Bus 346 from Barbian to Klausen
Accommodations & stops | Stage 3
KLAUSEN
Residence Laitacherhof
St. Josef 6 San Giuseppe
Tel. +39 347 0600846
info@laitacherhof.it
www.laitacherhof.it
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Hotel Sylvanerhof
Laitach 34 Coste
Tel. +39 0472 847 557
info@sylvanerhof.com
www.sylvanerhof.com
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Klostersepp
St. Josef 30 San Giuseppe
Tel. +39 0472 847 550
Info@klostersepp.com
www.klostersepp.com
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Hotel Camping Ansitz Gamp
Griesbruck 10
Tel. +39 0472 847 425
info@camping-gamp.com
www.camping-gamp.com
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Genusshotel Spitalerhof
Leitach 46 Coste
Tel. +39 0472 847 612
info@spitalerhof.it
www.spitalerhof.it
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Hotel Brunnerhof
Griesbruck 19
Tel. +39 0472 847 622
info@brunnerhof.it
www.brunnerhof.it
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Hotel Bischofhof
Griesbruck 4
Tel. +39 0472 847 448
info@bischofhof.it
www.bischofhof.it
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Gasthof Walther von der Vogelweide
Oberstadt 66 Cittá Alta
Tel. +39 0472 847 369
info@vogelweide.it
www.vogelweide.it
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Hotel Schmuckhof/Torgglkeller
Gerbergasse 24 Via Conciatori
Tel. +39 0472 847 026
info@schmuckhof.it
www.schmuckhof.it
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Cityhotel B&B Goldener Adler
Auf der Frag 14 Piazza Fraghes
Tel. +39 0472 846 111
info@goldeneradler.it
www.goldeneradler.it
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Hotel Der Rierhof
Fragburg 7 Via Fragburg
Tel. +39 0472 847 454
info@rierhof.com
www.rierhof.it
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VILLANDERS
Johannserhof
Erzweg 25 Via alle Miniere
Tel. +39 328 165 1696
ewald.brunner@rolmail.net
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Tschotthof
St. Valentin 6
Tel. +39 338 733 0972
info@tschott.com
www.tschott.com
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Aktiv-Relax Hotel Hubertus
St. Stefan 3 S. Stefano
Tel. +39 0472 843 137
info@hubertus.it
www.hubertus.it
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Granpanorama Hotel Stephanshof
St. Stefan 12 S. Stefano
Tel. +39 0472 843 150
info@stephanshof.com
www.stephanshof.com
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Hotel Residence Egger
St. Stefan 10 S. Stefano
Tel. +39 0472 843 187
info@hotelegger.com
www.hotelegger.com
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Gourmet Hotel Ansitz Steinbock
F.-v.-Defreggergasse 14 Via Defregger
Tel. +39 0472 843 111
info@ansitzsteinbock.com
www.ansitzsteinbock.com
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Panorama Hotel Flora
F.-v.-Defregger-Gasse 25 Via Defregger
Tel. +39 0472 843 220 // +39 349 701 71 49
info@hotel-flora.net
www.hotel-flora.net
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Sonnenhotel Adler
F.-v.-Defregger-Gasse 7 Via Defregger
Tel. +39 0472 866 101
info@sonnenhotel-adler.com
www.sonnenhotel-adler.com
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Haus -  Casa Niederstätter
Hofstatt 14
Tel. +39 0472 843 217
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Berglandhotel Untertheimerhof
J.- Schguanin-Str. 51 Via Schguanin
Tel. +39 0472 843 173
info@hotel-untertheimerhof.com
www.hotel-untertheimerhof.com
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Pension Residence Gasser
J.-Schguani-Straße 43 Via Schguanin
Tel. +39 0472 843 206 // +39 328 463 4523
info@pension-gasser.com
www.pension-gasser.com
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Larmhof
Sauders 30 San Maurizio
Tel. +39 0472 843 163
info@larmhof.it
www.larmhof.it
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Winklerhof
Sauders 25 San Maurizio
Tel. +39 331 399 0090
info@winklerhof.eu
www.winklerhof.eu
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BARBIAN
Unterpalwitterhof
Rosengartenstraße 30 Via Rosengarten
Tel. +39 339 373 8914
unterpalwitterhof@gmail.com
www.unterpalwitterhof.com
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Biokräuterhof Oberpalwitterhof
Rosengartenstraße 28 Via Rosengarten
Tel. +39 0471 653 111 // +39 333 238 86 32
oberpalwitterhof@bb44.it
www.oberpalwitterhof.com
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Pension Garni Kircher Sepp
Rosengartenstraße 27 Via Rosengarten
Tel. 0471 650 074
info@kirchersepp.com
www.kirchersepp.com
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Unteraichnerhof
Aichnerweg 2 Via Aichner
Tel. +39 0471 650 115 // +39 340 468 99 80
info@unteraichnerhof.com
www.unteraichnerhof.com
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Hotel Haus an der Luck
Rosengartenstraße 11 Via Rosengarten
Tel. +39 0471 650 030
info@hausanderluck.it
www.hausanderluck.it
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Haus - Casa Hofer
Oberweger 4
Tel. +39 349 384 7156
info@haus-hofer.com
www.haus-hofer.com
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Hotel Barbianerhof
Ackerweg 19 Via dei Campi
Tel. +39 0471 654 299
info@barbianehof.com
www.barbianerhof.com
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Gasthof - Albergo Zur Traube
Dorf 14 Paese
Tel. +39 0471 650 000
info@zurtraube.com
www.zurtraube.com
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Hotel Rösslwirt
Dorf 6 Paese
Tel. +39 0471 654 188
info@roesslwirt.com
www.roesslwirt.com
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Gasthof - Albergo Zum Englwirt
Dorf 2 Paese
Tel. +39 0471 654 283 // +39 331 4007653
info@englwirt.com
www.englwirt.com
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Haus - Casa Tirol
Ganderbachstrasse 1 Via Rio Gondo
Tel. +39 328 483 9339
haustirol1@gmail.com
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Haus - Casa Pferscher
Wasserfallweg 4 Via delle Cascate
Tel. +39 0471 654 257
info@pferscher.com
www.pferscher.com
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Gamperhof
Ganderbachstraße 2 Via Rio Gondo
Tel. +39 0471 653 009
info@gamperhof.eu
www.gamperhof.eu
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Dolomitenblick
Ganderbachstraße 3 Via Rio Gondo
Tel. +39 0471 654 290
info@dolomitenblick.net
www.dolomitenblick.net
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Haus - Casa Urban B&B
Wasserfallweg 1 Via delle Cascate
Tel. +39 0471 654 106
info@hausurban.it
www.hausurban.it
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Frühaufhof
Ganderbachstraße 10 Via Rio Gondo
Tel. +39 348 252 2876
info@fruehaufhof.it
www.fruehaufhof.it
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Matronerhof
Ganderbachstraße 12 Via Rio Gondo
Tel. +39 0471 654 189 // +39 348 185 9123
info@matronerhof.it
www.matronerhof.it
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Weirerhof
Ganderbachstraße 18 Via Rio Gondo
Tel. +39 349 159 8931
info@weirerhof.com
www.weirerhof.com
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Gasserhof
Saubach 22 San Ingenuino
Tel. + 39 349 124 8191 // +39 339 867 0798
info@gasserhof.net
www.gasserhof.net
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Tschörlerhof
Saubach 17 San Ingenuino
Tel. +39 0471 654 032 // +39 347 927 4760
info@tschoerlerhof.it
www.tschoerlerhof.it
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Aktiv-und Biourlaub Pennhof
Saubach 21 San Ingenuino
Tel. +39 0471 654 498
info@pennhof.com
www.pennhof.com
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Pension Schloss Friedburg
Am Kuntersweg 6 Via Kunter
Tel. + 39 0471 654 364
info@friedburg.it
www.friedburg.it
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