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On the King's trail

Experience a unique landscape from superb vantage points as you hike along the high altitude Friedrich August Trail

Situated between the Rosengarten massif and the Sella group, on the southern flanks of the Langkofel massif, a former shepherd's trail is now the site of a spectacular high altitude path. It was created in the early 20th century by the local Alpine Club – at the request of King Friedrich August of Saxony. He was a keen hiker and from 1904 to 1914 spent his summer months in Seis/Siusi.

With splendid panoramic vistas, the path leads along the foot of the Plattkofel mountain, past craggy rock faces, green pastures and rich flora, offering stunning views of the Marmolada glacier. Starting at the Sellajochhaus hotel, the hiking trail leads past several mountain inns. From the Salei inn, the Friedrich-August-Hütte inn and the Sandro-Pertini-Hütte mountain hut through to the Plattkofelhütte mountain hut on the Fassajoch pass, all offer refreshments and South Tyrolean specialities fit for a king.

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Hiking tips around der Langkofel massif

The Langkofel massif is a real must for nature lovers and mountain enthusiasts. The circular trail around the Langkofel and Plattkofel mountains offers grandiose views onto the beautiful valleys of Val Gardena and Val di Fassa. And for some close-up marmot observations, simply follow the marmot trail.

Unique mountain world

Did you know that Europe’s largest high-Alpine pasture is situated in South Tyrol? The Seiser Alm high plateau is stunningly beautiful – expansive, sunbathed Alpine pastures are framed by the striking Dolomite peaks of the Schlern massif and the Langkofel and Plattkofel massifs.