Seis am Schlern

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The Santner
The main church

Seis am Schlern (German pronunciation: [saɪ̯s am ʃlɛrn]; Italian: Siusi allo Sciliar [ˈsjuːzi ˈallo ʃiˈljar]) is an Alpine village in South Tyrol, in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region of northern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Kastelruth.

Geography[edit]

The village lies in the Dolomites, in the shadow of the 2,563 m Schlern. The summit can be reached by following trail #1 from the village.

History[edit]

The peak at the north west end of the mountain was first climbed in 1888 by Johann Santner. It is named the Santner Spitze in his honour.

Economy[edit]

The village is dependent on tourism, in winter and summer.

Famous residents[edit]

The poet Oswald von Wolkenstein lived for a time in Seis. The German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey died in the village on October 1, 1911.

The Russian scientist (historian and ethnologist) Aleksej Aleksejevič Bobrinskij died in the Village on December 04, 1938.

Coordinates: 46°32′39″N 11°33′44″E / 46.54417°N 11.56222°E / 46.54417; 11.56222