Sept. 11th: Reschenpass

Heavy rains in the morning. Through many tunnels we reach Italy via the Rheintal-Autobahn. On the edge of Lake Reschen we stay overnight. This is our view in the morning:

Reschenpass
Reschenpass
Reschenpass
Reschenpass

The half sunk steeple is the only thing left of the old village of Graun when in 1961 the valley turned into a water reservoir. Today the steeple is often photographed tourist attraction.

Kirchturm von Graun am reschenpass
Kirchturm von Graun am reschenpass

A view kilometers off we visit Italy’s smallest town (800 inhabitants). The miniature city Glurns is surrounded by a totally conserved townwall and three strong watchtowers. The latter are too narrow and too low for us – we have to do a detour around. Due to frequent floods in earlier centuries the ground has risen more and more so the doors and entrances are very low nowadays.

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