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Barteb'ne Art Trail

High Alpine Open-air Gallery

On the wide open plain between Vent and the historic Rofenhöfe Farms, deeply symbolic sculptures that enter into dialogue with attentive hikers are catching the eye. The artworks made of stone were created between 2007 and 2013 as part of the ARTeVENT international sculpture symposium. With the help of an audio guide that can be accessed with your own smartphone, this unique Art Trail becomes a lively narrated symbiosis between art, nature and people.

Barteb‘ne Art Trail – An Introduction

Kunstweg Barteb’ne – Eine Einführung

The scenic Art Trail on Barteb‘ne, an open-air gallery at 1900 meters above sea level, is lovingly embedded in the high Alpine landscape. Barteb‘ne area, a flat part of the valley between Vent and the Rofenhöfe farms, was a special place already thousands of years ago - a place to wind down, a place to rest. Its name derives from "beard", the name for the scrubby grass that grows here.

Stones of varied shapes, colors and sizes are scattered along the trail to the left and right. Some of these "wayside stones” were chosen for artistic purpose. During an international Sculpture Symposium called ARTeVENT, artists from around the globe created sculptures here over several years. Some are fairly imposing and can be seen from afar, others placed inconspicuously on small hills or only recognizable at second glance. The main idea was to let art be present in the mountaineering village of Vent.

Starting point: Vent or Rofenhöfe Farms

Walking time, both ways: 1 – 1.5 hours

Difficulty level: easy

Altitude difference: approx. 100 m


Other special features: suspension bridge near Rofenhöfe Farms, old summit cross of Wildspitze, prehistoric hunting camp.


Please note: in winter and in snowy conditions, the Art Trail is only partially accessible.

To listen to the descriptions of the individual artworks, click on the following teaser boxes: