In the region of Mörel, the cultivation of chestnuts has a long tradition, as the place name “Chesteholz”, mentioned already in 1279, testifies. In former times, chestnut trees were planted to feed the destitute population. In 2003, the inhabitants of Mörel decided to recultivate the old chestnut plantation Salzgäb, to plant new trees and to turn it into a forest reserve.
This easy hiking trails leads through different parts of the chestnut plantation Salzgäb in Mörel. In addition to the picturesque centre of the village, you also pass old farm buildings and retaining walls, the terrace walls of the terraced fields and also a partially old tree population along the trail. Information boards along the trail and an information exhibition in the De-Sepibus House offer information about the importance of the chestnut plantation, both from an agricultural and ecological point of view, and the recultivation project.
Variante A: The information exhibition in the De-Sepibus House offers information about the importance of the chestnut plantation, both from an agricultural and ecological point of view, and the recultivation project.
Group guided tours can be arranged on request.
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Tour history (U00166)
First published: Mittwoch, 12. August 2015
Last updated: Freitag, 19. Februar 2016
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