The path climbs steadily up to the Auenjoch. A few more steps and you're there. The moment borders on magic. Mysterious stone figures tower up in front of us. More than 100 of them, randomly lined up, some small, others as tall as a man. The sight is incredible. And the view is incredible: the eye sweeps over a 360-degree-grandiose mountain backdrop. To the west the Ortler, the Texelgruppe and the Ifinger, to the north the Ötztal Alps, to the east the Dolomites. For at least 500 years, the Stoanerne Mandln have been standing here on the Hohe Reisch, the 2,000 m high hilltop on the Tschögglberg between the Etschtal and Sarntal valleys. To this day, there is still disagreement about how the mysterious stone formations came into being and what history underlies their creation.