Adolf Munkler path

On the way at the Geisler peaks

The Adolf Munkel trail below the impressive Geislern north faces (home mountains of mountaineer Reinhold Messner) is one of the most stunning Dolomite trails, not only because of its diverse flora.

Directions: A22 exit Klausen - Gröden
Hiking time: approx.3h
Start: Zanser Alm car park
Destination: Zanser Alm car park
Trail description
The Adolf Munkel path below the imposing Geislern north walls is one of the most impressive Dolomite paths. We experience a diverse plant world: along the Tschantschenonbach stream, in the dwarf shrub heath along the Adolf Munkel path, on the alpine meadows, in the shady black forest. The Großgrube is an important spring area. We let ourselves be inspired to talk about the importance of forest and spring for the entire system of the earth.

The start of the Adolf Munkel path is in Zans at the car park. First take trail no. 6 in the direction of Tschantschenon until you reach the bridge. Turn right here onto the Adolf Munkel trail with trail no. 35. Continue along this trail until you reach the Gschnagenhardtalm and the Geisleralm. Continue on trail no. 36 to the Dussler Alm and back to Zans. All 4 alpine huts offer refreshments.

Special features

History book of the earth: at Gschnagenhardt, below the Sass Rigais, you can see all the rock formations and layers from which the Dolomites have built up over millions of years.

Climbing garden: Natural rock arena with climbing routes of various degrees of difficulty.

Geisler cinema: A worthwhile stop with panoramic views. Wooden loungers above the Geisleralm with a view of the mountain range of the Geisler peaks.