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Winter hike to Marchegghof

Winter | Hiking & mountaineering | Merano & Environs

Into the dark valley

Winter hike to Marchegghof in Val Senales/Schnalstal

Did you know that there is a touch of Hollywood in Val Senales/Schnalstal? This idyllic winter hike takes you to Marchegghof, where “The Dark Valley” was filmed.

It was the summer of 2013. Suddenly, a film crew populated the rustic Marchegghof in Val Senales/Schnalstal. Among them were the two star actors, Sam Riley and Tobias Moretti, the main actors of the Alpine Western “The Dark Valley” (“Das finstere Tal” in German). The film crew has long since left and it has become quiet again at Marchegghof, whose history goes back to the Middle Ages. The mountain farm was first mentioned in 1394. Over the centuries, the original character of the farm has been preserved, and today it is a listed building and a silent witness to rural life. If you are spending your winter holiday at our family hotel in Italy’s Meran and environs, we recommend an excursion to the dark valley. An idyllic hiking trail (trail number 7) leads you from Kurzras out of the valley to Marchegghof. From there, you continue to Gerstgras on the other side of the valley and via trail number 13 back to Kurzras.

Have fun discovering it!

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