Erdpyramiden im Finsterbachgraben (bei Lengmoos)

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  • Söhni 🏃

    Earth pyramids consist of cone-shaped clay and the boulders lying on top of it, often forming bizarre landforms. They can originate in soils from Late Iron Age moraine clay, which remained here on the Ritten from the Eisacktal main glacier and some local secondary glaciers. These soils are rock-hard in a dry state, while when they are raining they turn into a soft pulp and slide off, creating steep slopes 10 to 15 meters high.
    More rains wash out these slopes, but lie in the softer earth's rock, the clay under these rocks is protected from the rain and while the surrounding material is further and further removed from the weather, the majestic earth pyramids literally grow out of the ground.
    It will be difficult to say how long it will take for an Earth pyramid to form, as too many components are involved here. Nor is it possible to determine exactly how old an earth pyramid is or can become. However, it is clear that the largest and most beautiful pyramids can form in a period lasting up to thousands of years.
    It is very quickly over with a pyramid of the earth when the capstone first falls from the top of the pyramid: the material is thus exposed to the rain and the column becomes smaller with every rain. And while the one earth pyramid disappears through this process, the next one is formed further up the slope.

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    • May 3, 2017

  • Michael

    These are the tallest and most beautiful in their shape from all over Europe. These were created from Late Ice Age moraine clay, which was piled up here by the large Eisacktal main glacier as well as by local secondary glaciers. The earth pyramids on the Ritten can be admired in three different places: in the Finsterbachtal between Lengmoos and Mittelberg, slightly below Oberbozen and Unterinn.
    (Source: suedtirolerland.it/en/highlights/natur-und-landschaft/naturschauspiele/erdpyramiden)

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    • September 16, 2016

  • Anne

    The highest and most beautiful earth pyramids in Europe can be found on the Ritten.

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    • June 16, 2017

  • Hans

    Nice area. A trip to the earth pyramids is always worthwhile.

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    • September 11, 2016

  • SuperDukeBiker

    The earth pyramids are especially great for children. A bizarre spectacle of nature, easy to understand. In every weather an eye-catcher!

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    • May 16, 2017

  • SuperDukeBiker

    Unique natural spectacle with geology lessons.

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    • July 5, 2017

  • Acinos

    View to the earth pyramids.

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    • August 1, 2014

  • Karin

    The Rittner pyramids are the symbol of the municipality of Ritten. They consist of late ice age moraine clay. Nice to look at and definitely worth a visit !!

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Michael

    nice Naturspecktakel you should have seen.

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    • June 16, 2017

  • SuperDukeBiker

    Of course, the earth pyramids washed out by the rains in centuries with the rock / stone as protective cover are funny.

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Michael

    Really breathtaking you should really have seen.

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Michael

    Really nice view of the natural spectacle

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Frank

    The earth pyramids are really worth seeing.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Jonas

    Good view of the earth pyramids

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    • June 3, 2018

  • Sven

    Great view.

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    • September 5, 2018

  • Vol

    Great natural spectacle in which the rain rinses these bizarre towers out of the ground.
    The highest pyramids are up to 80m. Until the stone falls down at some point and the pyramid falls victim to the rain.

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    • September 5, 2018

  • Jonas

    The pyramids were created by a large stone protecting the ground from rain and thus they were not washed away.

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Moritz✨

    Write a great postcard, for nothing, the tourism association takes all the costs! Directly at the Auskucksort is a mailbox and letters ready ✨🔥

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    • September 5, 2019

  • Jonas

    The stones on top have protected the places from rain, which caused the pyramids

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    • June 3, 2018

  • SuperDukeBiker

    The pyramids of the earth have been created by rain rains in centuries, and the pyramids are formed by the stone, which lies on top as a cover. But as soon as it falls down, the fate of the pyramid is sealed, and it collapses after the next downpours. A very unique spectacle of nature.

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    • May 16, 2017

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