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Rosskopf

OUR OUTLOOK WITH INSIGHT TO THE TYROLEAN MOUNTAIN WORLD

The panorama platform with 360° round view is just beneath the Rosskopf summit. Enjoy a sensational view to the surrounding mountains from the Tribulaun massif in the North, the Zillertal alps in the East, the Dolomites and the Sarntaler alps in the South and the Stubaier alps in the west.
Schrammacher, Olperer, Geißler and much more summits to see – just a wonderful, nearly touchable mountain view. In high season the Panorama cable car takes you just a few meters beneath the platform, so quite everyone can enjoy the long-distance vision. The display boards are showing the mountain names in your range of vision.


HIKING WITH KIDS
A VARIOUS HIKING PROGRAM WILL BE DISCOVERED


The Rosskopf and Ladurns hiking area is a real children paradise. Many attraction are waiting for all ages. A various hiking program will be discovered. Here you will find several games also as explorer adventures and educational pathways.
Your children are going to get insights to the mountain and wood habitat. You will experience the power of the water and the Sterzing water supply. The mountain herbal system is waiting to be discovered.

EXPERIENCE THE COURSE OF THE WATER

The water experience path leads you from the Rosskopf mountain station to Vipiteno/Stering in the valley bottom. Get insights to the production of the local drinking water. Experience the course of the water from the mountain to your cup.

You can pursue the way of the water from the ground filter model to the reservoir of the fresh water supply. Along the tour you have also various possibilities to taste the quality of the different sources. The so called stomach source (Magenwasserle) or the Herrentisch source will refresh you with cool natural mountain water. Some old traditions recognize them also a positive impact on men’s health. The children could play on the water playground in the meantime and enjoy the power of the wet element.

The highlight will surprise you just before the end of the tour. You will get access to the Vipiteno/Sterzing water power plant and fresh water supply. The exhibition plant produces electricity for about 200 households. In the final trail part you will see also the ancient Wolfenmühle mill.

THE DOLOMIEU TRAIL
A LEARNING PATH FROM ROSSKOPF TO LADURNS.

The Dolomieu trail is a real highlight hike in the Rosskopf/Ladurns area and links the two hiking areas to another. Enjoy a beautiful, safe walk along six beautiful mountain huts and pastures and take a look to two unique mountain panoramas. You will also get interesting insights in the local geology and nature, the alpine flora and fauna and last but not least taste the delicious self-made products of the mountain huts.
A real local delight is the Graukäse, a low fat sour milk cheese made by the mountain huts. The cheese will be served in two different ways: with vinegar, oil and onions or simply with fresh mountain butter, which accompanies perfectly the cheesy taste.

The trail starts by the Rosskopf mountain station. The path leads on the left to the Kuhalm and Ochsenalm beneath the Telfer Weissen summit (2588m). Here the trails turns around and is going back to the mountain station and further on to the Kastellacke biotope in direction to the Vallming mountain village. Passing these wonderful pastures the trails goes on to Ladurns and you will get a superb view to the Weißwand summit and the Tribulaun summit.
In Ladurns you can take the cable car to return to the valley bottom or you can follow the trail to the Pflersch valley end, where you will find the two alpine huts Allrissalm and Ochsenhütte, before you return to valley.

But one question remains: Where does the trail’s name come from? The Pflersch valley’s rock world is a real Eldorado for geologists. The noble Frenchmen and geologist Deodat de Dolomieu discovered in the trail’s area a new type of rock in the 18th century. This type was further on called Dolomite. Decades later the term was used to denominate the South Tyrolean mountain chain.