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Following in the tracks of the ancient romans

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Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1:30
Duration in hours
Distance
3.2
Distance in km

Walking Roman roads
A stroll through times long gone
More than 2000 years ago, the Pusteria/Pustertal valley was put under the administrative control of the Roman Empire. Today, a stroll through Casteldarne/Ehrenburg reveals many a witness of the times when the valley formed part of the Noricum Province, formerly a vast Celtic kingdom. A 2 m column sculpted from quartz phyllite is one of the best-preserved Roman milestones. Erected under the rule of Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus, it marks the distance to the Roman city Aguntum near Lienz in East Tyrol. The magnificent Ehrenburg Castle, which dates back to 1250, is another sight not to be missed. Casteldarne/Ehrenburg with its traditional wooden fences and pretty dry stone walls is the ideal place to stop, sit back and take in the marvellous views of the soft-rolling meadows and craggy peaks of the Fundres/Pfunders massif.
There are a number of inns to take a well-deserved break: Gasthof Gatterer, Gasthof Obermair, Bar Cafè Pub Karo and Hotel zur Post.

Route info
Easy
Distance
3,2 km
Activity time
1 h 30 min
Ascent
50 m
Decent
50 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
850 m
Lowest point
800 m
How to get there
parking space Chienes/Kiens center
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