The Via Monachorum, also referred to as “Silentium“ (Path of tranquillity) connects the villages of Unser Frau and Katharinaberg with Karthaus. There was a historic monastery there, founded by the Carthusian monks in the 14th century. Dressed in their white robes, the monks lived in silence. Some large parts of the monastery walls have been preserved, as are the Gothic cloister and the former monastery kitchen. There are a number of plaques along this themed trail with philosophical quotations relating to tranquillity and silence. The trail is signposted using life-sized figures of monks.
Behind the pilgrimage church of Unser Frau in Schnals on trail no. 19 (later no. 21) to the Raindlhöfen farms and further on into the village of Karthaus. After visiting the monastery, you can continue your hike towards Katharinaberg. Taking trail no. 26, you leave the valley and walk towards Neuratheis. From here, continue upwards to Katharinaberg.
Hiking time: approx. 3 hours
Naturns/Naturno - Schnalstal/Senales - Unser Frau/Madonna di Senales