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Themed trail: Salzgäb sweet chestnut grove in Mörel-Filet

  • start: Mörel-Filet
  • destination: Mörel-Filet

The themed trail begins at the Church of St. Hilarius in Mörel-Filet. Set off along Dorfstrasse, beside the village stream, until you reach the upper end of the village, and take the path that branches off left. The themed trail leads past walls of terraced fields to an impressive old chestnut grove. There is a long tradition of chestnut culture in the area, the earliest mentions of “Chesteholz” dating back to 1279. At that time, sweet chestnuts were planted to ensure a constant supply of food for the poor. In 2003, the citizens of Mörel-Filet decided to recultivate the old Salzgäb chestnut grove, replant it and turn it into a forest reserve. Information panels along the trail shed light on the importance of the chestnut groves from an agricultural and ecological point of view and explain the recultivation project. Return to the village centre by the same route or take the broad hiking path.


Please note that the chestnut trees in the Kastanienselva are privately owned. Therefore, it is not allowed to collect chestnuts.

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