Excursion to the earth pyramids in Perca

Shapes from the earth

Formed by water and by wind, dug through by storms, its structure torn down and re-formed – the Earth pyramids in Perca are monuments which have been created by nature and they have an exceptional character.

It is just an easy 30 minute walk from the town of Plata to get to the Pyramids. Many South Tyroleans have also remarked that the Pyramids are a little bit similar in their shape to the former Empress of Austria – hence their lovely nickname ‘Maria Theresia’.

A landslide created these dome-like shapes which characterise the massif. When the setting sun immerses the Pyramids in a yellowy red light, awakening mysterious shadows, that’s when you get to experience one of the most impressive scenes in nature.

The Pyramid hike – the Earth pyramids in Perca

There are very well signposted hiking routes around the Earth pyramids, which also tempt you to head out on more extended tours. Head out on a sightseeing experience in the midst of the natural surroundings – maybe you could combine your sightseeing tour of the Earth pyramids with an exploration of the town of Brunico.

The variety of shapes at the Pyramids is inspiring, they are immense, yet almost fragile at the same time – depending on what way the sun falls they even change colour too. In direct sunlight the Pyramids look yellow, when the light is falling they look brown and at twilight they look ash-grey.

Be tempted by the peculiar beauty of South Tyrol – our hotel team can provide you with valuable background information about the natural spectacle that is the Earth pyramids in Perca, here in the Ahrntal Valley.