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Once you reach the village limits, you will be able to distinguish that Kaltern has something different to offer.
Upon entering and exiting the village, you will find massive white limestone slabs with red porphyry foundations and the simple inscription "wein.kaltern".
The great diversity and tradition found in the local wine making business becomes quite meaningful and obvious as you follow the so-called wein.weg (wine trail). It is layed out in the form of an "8" and takes you from the village centre, down to the lake and back – past wine vineyards, farms and estates. Ground markings have been laid into the ground so that the hiker is aware of the various vineyard names as he passes by. You will see some of the age-old poetic vineyard names, which date back to either Rhaetian or Romantic origins: "Vial", "Prunar", "Puntara", "Palurisch" …
At various panoramic points, info tables have been created, containing bronze square plaques with descriptive text engraved in the centre. Away from the materialism of everyday life, hikers can enjoy fantastic views out over the landscape, get concise insight into topographical facts, learn about the historical background of Kaltern’s wine growing tradition and obtain an overview of grape varieties grown in the area.