Legends of South Tyrol

South Tyrol's valleys and mountains are steeped in legends and fables. Who knows how many contain a kernel of truth? Are you easily enchanted by the numerous witches, sorcerers, wizards, giants and knights of yore? It is fascinating to read stories about them and to visit the places where these mythical figures lived. What, for example, is the story behind the red evening glow upon the summit of the Rosengarten massif? In the Dolomite valleys which have been cut off for so long you will find the heart of a magical kingdom. South Tyrol’s most beautiful settings are the scenes for its most dramatic legends. Explore and discover them for yourself.

Val d'Ega/Eggental | Legends

The Nymph of the Karersee Lake

So the sorcerer asked his friend, the witch Langwerda, for help. Langwerda suggested he should...

Merano/Meran and environs | Legends

The dishonest farm hands

Sometimes, the farmer used to wonder at how fast the barrels became empty. But the farmhands just...

Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm | Legends

The Schlern Witches

One day, when Hansel's wife was fetching water from the well, she saw dark, foreboding clouds...

Brunico/Bruneck and environs | Legends

The Devil's Stone of Terento/Terenten

The devil chose the shortest route. However, since the stone was heavy and even the devil has to...

Val d'Ega/Eggental | Legends

The legend of the Latemar dolls

Tornando a casa col bestiame, i bambini notarono un bel coltello dall’impugnatura dorata. Minega,...

San Vigilio Dolomites | Legends

The Legend of Princess Dolasilla

She was as pretty as a picture, sharp as a needle and brave. She owned a sable shawl and silver...

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