Route of amazement Wartau

6.7 km
2:00 h
189 mhd
189 mhd
Die Kirche Gretschins
Das Wahrzeichen von Wartau

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Pestlinde vor der Kirche
A tour through the Wartau cultural landscape, where you will meet impressive witnesses of past cultures.
Technique 1/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  656 m
Lowest Point  468 m
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Linde (power place): The beautiful lime tree is together with the Martinskirche the landmark of Gretschins. Tradition attests to its old age, it is said to have been planted during the plague period in the 17th century on the grave of seven Hansen, all of whom succumbed to the plague on the same day. The lime tree has high energies of good, digestible quality. Sit on the bench under the tree and recharge your batteries.

Church gretschins: The Romanesque church surprises a little with sobriety inside. On 11.11., St. Martin's Day, the sunlight falls on the altar at sunrise through the choir windows. The builders built the early churches according to pre-Christian tradition, aligned with the stars, on strong squares. The power place of the church is located under the church tower, its quality suggests an old cult place.

Wartau Castle Ruins (Kraftplatz): Archaeological excavations between 1980 and 1990 point to a ten-thousand-year settlement history with increasing population density and another settlement site below the Wartau Castle Ruins in Herrenfeld. The location of the medieval castle complex with a view over the Rhine Valley is separated from the Ochsenberg by a natural depression. We approach the ruins via the castle courtyard. Here the drawing fountain and the large, pointed rock stand out. Sit by the fountain and on the large stone. The stone has an extraordinarily strong energy of good quality. Here you can recharge your batteries.

Brochna Castle and Heidenkirche (Power Square): The foundations of Brochna Castle date back to the middle of the 12th century. When the remains of the wall were uncovered in 1977/78, a Neolithic settlement site was discovered next to the castle on one of the Schrattkalk blocks. The vertically sloping castle rock is separated from the rest of the rock by a wide chasm. The castle as well as the settlement site sometimes have high energies, the qualities of which are building and dismantling in the castle.


At the information points of Heidiland Tourism you will receive the book "Places of Wonder".


Normal hiking equipment. Depending on the weather, good footwear (hiking boots) is recommended, otherwise light trekking shoes are sufficient for the tour.


Weite, Post - Halde - Murris - Gretschins - Ruine Wartau - Brochna Burg - Gretschins - Weite, Post

From the post stop we go up towards Halde (signpost), after about 200m we turn right. At Murris the path follows the terraces of the vineyard at the foot of the castle hill and leads us to Gretschins. After the church visit we walk uphill and follow the signpost to the castle ruins to the right (WC at the castle). From the castle we walk back the same way and follow the first signpost towards Brochna Castle to the right. We follow the forest path until another trail leads to the right into the depths. The return route leads us back to Gretschins and on to Fontnas, where we descend and walk back to the Postbus stop in Weite.


Public Transport

By train to Sargans and then by bus 400 direction Buchs SG, train station to the stop Weite, Weitegartenweg.

Anreise Information

Take the motorway exit Trübbach/Balzers FL and follow the main road towards Buchs SG to Weite.

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