The Via Monachorum, also referred to as “Silentium“ (Path of tranquillity) connects the villages of Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau and Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg with Certosa/Karthaus. There was a historic monastery there, founded by the Carthusian monks in the 14th century. Dressed in their white robes, the monks lived in silence. Some large parts of the monastery walls have been preserved, as are the Gothic cloister and the former monastery kitchen. There are a number of plaques along this themed trail with philosophical quotations relating to tranquillity and silence. The trail is signposted using life-sized figures of monks.
Behind the pilgrimage church of Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau on trail no. 19, after a hike of 20 minutes follow on trail no. 21 to the Raindlhöfe farms and further on into the village of Certosa/Karthaus. After visiting the monastery, you can continue your hike towards Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg. Taking trail no. 26, you walk towards Neuratheis. From here, following the trail no. 32 upwards to Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg.
Hiking time: approx. 3 hours
description to arrive at destination
Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau
Parking area at Madonna di Senales near the museum archeoParc Senales, free, unguarded
With the SAD bus nr. 261 to Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau (bus stop Raindl or Oberdorf)