Via the Stieralm to the Plamort Tank Barrier

An easy mountain hike with a slight difference in altitude at the border triangle leads us to the remains of a special defence work from the interwar period and to a viewpoint on Lake Resia.

A special relic of bygone times is the Vallo Alpino, a system of defence works at the Austrian-Italian border. In addition to countless bunker, the Plamort Tank Barrier, which is located directly above the Passo Resia mountain pass at more than 2,000 m a.s.l., is also part of this system. Our easy hike leads us from the mountain station of the Nauders Bergkastelbahn cable car via a reservoir to the complex at the hill moor of Plamort and further on to a beautiful viewpoint on Lake Resia.

At the mountain station of the cable car – there is also a restaurant – we take the path no. 33 towards South. The first stage ends already after 20 minutes at the Stieralm tavern. From there we continue towards the Plamort Reservoir and on through the meadows to the Plamorter Möser biotope which is already on South Tyrolean terrain. Here we find the concrete piles with the attached metal tips which form the tank barrier. The barrier was built in 1938, fell into disrepair in the 1960s and was restored and listed only after the turn of the millennium. The path proceeds further towards South, past old bunker to a beautiful viewpoint on Lake Resia. For our way back we take the same route.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Bergkastelbahn Nauders cable car, mountain station
Markers: no. 33, Plamort, Reschenseeblick viewpoint
Distance: 4 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 180 m
Altitude level: between 2,010 and 2,180 m a.s.l.
Rest points: Panoramarestaurant Bergkastel (mountain station of the cable car), Stieralm tavern
Suited for prams? no
Hiking with dogs: suited (attention: mountain bikers)
Experienced in: August 2018

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