The high altitude trail of Rein offers great views, delicate flowers and filling dumplings
Missing out on this route would mean missing out on one of the finest spots in the entire Eastern Alps
Magnificently framed by mighty three-thousanders, the village of Rein in Taufers is one of the most recommendable places to visit in the Eastern Alps. Although small and remote, this place offers a variety of options to visitors. They range from easy hikes to challenging tours to the glaciers. Our tour starts at the village church of Rein and takes us up to the Sieben Hütten (Seven Huts), locally referred to as the 'Lobiser Schupfen'. The path leads on to the Durra Alm, and further on to the Knuttenalm, offerings spectacular views. For botanically and geologically interested hikers, there is a lot to discover along this trail. Hans Kammerlander, the world-famous mountaineer, once told his guests on this tour that he didn't have to know all the names of all the plants along the way in order to be able to enjoy them and see their beauty; and he was right. In any case, there is more to savour than just pretty wildflowers. Once you reach the Durra Alm, your mouth will be watering at the sight and smell of home-made dumplings, fresh milk, local cheese specialties and, if you like, a refreshing beer. Weather and physical condition permitting, you can continue to the Knuttenalm, another place worth visiting at the foot of the three-thousanders standing like beads on a string.