• Churburg Castel Schluderns

Schluderns /Sluderno

Circular walk with a visit to the Churburg castle

At a glance: A visit to the Churburg castle/Castel Coira in Schluderns/Sluderno is one of the highlights for anyone interested in history. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire valuable furnishings and a unique collection of arms. The walk takes you to the castle, then along the Schludernser Waalweg (irrigation channel path) above the river Saldurbach back to the village. There are numerous restaurants in Schluderns/Sluderno

Best time: walkable throughout the year, best time in early spring and autumn

Joys: a peaceful area, an easy Waalweg (irrigation channel path) in the shade and a wonderful castle with magnificent views to the Ortles (3899 m)

Efforts: easy walk with gentle ascents to the castle and to the Waalweg, suitable for everybody. Total walking time: 2,5 hours. Can also be done in half a day without visiting the castle.

Starting point: Schluderns/Sluderno (920 m) im Obervinschgau/in the Upper Vinschgau Valley


Route: From 1 Schluderns/Sluderno (Gasthof Rössl) follow the signs for the Churburg castle/Castel Coira along the cobbled street to the 2 castle and on to 3 the Waalweg (irrigation channel path). This takes you first across meadows, then through forest into the Saldurtal valley. Return along the other side of the valley to the “three crosses” and then back down to the village.