The local Geodes of Teis can be found in the andesite, a rock filled with crystals or minerals and definitely worth to be explored. The three Geopaths start in the village of Tiso and offer interesting insights in the geological and botanical characteristics all around the village.
Hike to the demonstration mine, the find spot of the Geodes of Teis
Starting at the mineral museum you cross the village square with drinking fountain made of granite and rubble wall making for a fine refreshment on your way. Past the church, some signposts provide you with information about the geological and botanical characteristics of the surroundings. You proceed on to behind the “Lahne” and reach a rest area with demonstration mine, “humming” and “sounding” stones, where to marvel, experiment and search for the Geodes of Tiso yourself.
Hike to the “Messner Lacke” pond
Along the Brunnengasse lane with a fountain made of a granite block the path leads to the irrigation pond named “Messner Lacke”. The pond lies in between idyllic blooming meadows and encourages you to make a walkabout. Several comfy benches invite you to sit down and listen to the sounds of nature and the burbling of water, while you can marvel the rocks – typical for this area – on the east side of the pond. On your way back, small explorers may have a romp themselves at the “Karner Waldele” playground in the woods.
Hike to the Heilig Grab Hill
Starting at the mineral museum you walk to the beginning of the town and follow the signs to the Heilig Grab Hill offering unique insights in the history of the country: near the Heilig Grab chapel there are trenches and a cliff bunker from World War I. The Heilig Grab Hill is the best viewpoint to admire the Geisler Peaks, the Mount Ritter Horn, the Latzfonser Kreuz – the highest church of pilgrimage in Europe –, the Radlsee mountain lake and even the Zillertal Alps.