This hike leads from the centre of today’s Tösens village up to the ancient agricultural landscape on the terraced slope of Übersachsen.
This hike leads from Tösens village centre up onto the hillside terrace of Übersachsen. These sloped terraces were the location of the first settlement of the area of Tyrol known as the “Oberes Gericht” and the scene of the transition from natural to cultivated land thousands of years ago.
Even today, local people still live and work here in accordance with the old traditions and in harmony with the nature of the inner Alps. As a result of the area’s special climate and traditional farming methods, the meadows in Übersachsen offer an almost overwhelming variety of meadow flowers and buzzing insects, nestled between picture-perfect haycocks and the typical “Huanza-Hüttn” – shelters under which the wooden racks (or “Huanza”) are stored that are used for drying hay.
Financed by the European Union, the Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.
A hike along this route is particularly rewarding in June when most of the meadows are at their peak, with flowers blooming in a wide range of colours.