The Witches’ Chairs and the Marinzen alpine pasture
- Alpe di Siusi
- Castelrotto 1200m
- Restaurant: Marinzen hut : mid of May to mid of October ; chairlift Marinzen: mid of May to mid of October
This hike follows the trail of the famous Sciliar witches to the mystical Witches’ Chairs. Legend tells that these two rocky seats in the Tiosels Wood were used as rest stops by the witches of the Sciliar.
rom the Wasserebene sports fields, trail No. 8 leads you up the forest slope to the Witches’ Chairs. According to legend, the Sciliar witches would stop to rest on these two rock chairs in the Tiosels Forest. The path leads steeply upwards through the forest to the Schafstall mountain hut. From here, a leisurely walk along trail no. 9 will take you to the to Marinzen alpine pasture where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Castelrotto and the surrounding mountains.
Path no. 4a leads through meadows and forests back to Wasserebene. Alternatively, you can take the chairlift from Castelrotto (open from mid-May until October) to the Marinzen mountain hut and walk from there to the Schafstall mountain hut. The descent to Castelrotto takes you right past the Witches’ Chairs.