Earth pyramids of Ritten

Local nameErdpyramiden - Piramidi di Terra
LocationAlps, Italy

The earth pyramids of Ritten are a natural monument that is located on the Ritten, a plateau not far from Bolzano in northern Italy. The earth pyramids of South Tyrol are a fairly widespread phenomenon which are existing in various locations.

The original name in this area for these earth pyramids is Lahntürme, i.e. landslide towers. They are rather unusual formations of their kind which originate from morainic rocks of glacial origin. The columns of the pyramids may be more or less elongated, and the higher they are the thinner they get, ending usually with a stone cover. These earth pyramids are not static, they are constantly evolving, because their life cycle foresees a continuous erosion, or even a final collapse leaving room for new formations.

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Address 39054, Italy

Coordinates 46°31'17.85" N 11°24'26.017" E

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