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Mountainhut Klosteralm & Saxalbsee Lake

Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg, Schnals/Senales, Meran/Merano and environs
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According to oral tradition, after the dissolution of the Carthusian monastery of Allerengelsberg in 1782, the farmed Alpine pastures of Klosteralm (open from the beginning of June to mid / end of October, depending on the weather) at 2,152 m became the property of a number of families in Certosa/Karthaus who set up a syndicate which has thirty members today. The farm was only accessible by a narrow mountain path until a transport cable car was built in 1959. Thanks to the avalanche barrier beneath the Kreuzspitze, a road link was provided as an “ancillary benefit”. Due to its steep and stony pastures, the farm has been used almost exclusively as a typical farm for young cattle.

Duration 3h:30 min
Ascent 1152 m
Descent 4 m
Highest point 2470 m
Lowest point 1300 m
Tour Details

Merano/Meran - Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Certosa/Karthaus

Parking places near the centre, free, unguarded
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