Rilke Trail - Rilkejeva pot

Rilke Trail 

Duino Cliffs Regional Nature Reserve
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The most picturesque part of the Trieste coast extends in the area between Devin and Sesljan. From the crossroads where the road descends towards the Gulf of Sesljan, there is a beautifully arranged walking path named after the Czech poet.
Rainer poet Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the most important lyricists in German space. He spent part of his life at Devin Castle, where the famous Duineser Elegien were created. The walk along the Rilke Trail is very interesting and offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Sesljan, which is a popular destination for many sailors and swimmers. YC Cupa, the Slovenian sailing club that has the name of the oldest Slovenian vessel, also has its headquarters in the bay. Rilke's trail is about two kilometers long. It runs along the edge of the Devin Cliff, about 90 meters above sea level. A macadam parking lot is located right next to Camping Mare Pineta and next to the stone monument. About the first hundred meters of the trail leads next to the campsite. At the end of the camp there is a small restaurant offering a wide selection of refreshments and food. The trail continues through the Mediterranean forest. There is a wonderful view of the white limestone cliffs that descend steeply to the sea, the vast horizon that can be seen through the line of bunkers and the castles of the Devin. Underground bunkers and outposts are remnants of First World War , and from them soldiers had the ideal starting point for spotting attackers at sea. Rilke's route is a very dynamic path, but never too difficult for the youngest visitors. Along the way, a walker can view a range of karst phenomena such as grooves, scrapers and more.
The old Devin castle is testified only by the stone ruins, since it was demolished by the Turks in the 15th century and has not been restored ever since. The newer Devin Castle is a beautifully preserved residence of the Counts of Thurn und Taxis, which has been open to the public since 2003.

Photos

Rilke Trail - Starting point with smaller parking area at the seasonal Information centre in Sistiana

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Starting point with smaller parking area at the seasonal Information c...
Rilke Trail - Rilke Trail from Sistiana to Duino

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Rilke Trail from Sistiana to Duino
Rilke Trail - Map of the footpath from Sistiana to Duino

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Map of the footpath from Sistiana to Duino
Rilke Trail - Start of the Rilke Trail

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Start of the Rilke Trail
Rilke Trail - Path along the Camping Mare Pineta in Sistiana

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Path along the Camping Mare Pineta in Sistiana
Rilke Trail - View of the Harbour of Sistiana

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View of the Harbour of Sistiana
Rilke Trail - Path by the camp Mare Pineta

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Path by the camp Mare Pineta
Rilke Trail - One of the many observation points on the Rilke Trail

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One of the many observation points on the Rilke Trail
Rilke Trail - Harbour of Sistiana and the Gulf of Trieste

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Harbour of Sistiana and the Gulf of Trieste
Rilke Trail - Rilke Trail

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Rilke Trail
Rilke Trail - Refreshment house Rilke on the Rilke Trail

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Refreshment house Rilke on the Rilke Trail
Rilke Trail - A little more stony trail

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A little more stony trail
Rilke Trail - Last view of the Harbour of Sistiana

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Last view of the Harbour of Sistiana
Rilke Trail - Arrival to the 1st Military emplacement

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Arrival to the 1st Military emplacement
Rilke Trail - View of the Duino Castle

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View of the Duino Castle
Rilke Trail - Stony bench on the way

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Stony bench on the way
Rilke Trail - One of the many views of the Duino Castle

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One of the many views of the Duino Castle
Rilke Trail - Rilke Trail

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Rilke Trail
Rilke Trail - New Rilke Trail

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New Rilke Trail
Rilke Trail - Sea gull

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Sea gull
Rilke Trail - Bay of Trieste

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Bay of Trieste
Rilke Trail - Trilke Trail

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Trilke Trail
Rilke Trail - Coast of the Gulf of Trieste

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Coast of the Gulf of Trieste
Rilke Trail - Rilke Trail - 2 km long

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Rilke Trail - 2 km long
Rilke Trail - Interesting shapes on rocks

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Interesting shapes on rocks
Rilke Trail - Rilke trail above cliffs

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Rilke trail above cliffs
Rilke Trail - Duino Castle

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Duino Castle
Rilke Trail - With fence secured trail

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With fence secured trail
Rilke Trail - View of the Gulf of Trieste

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View of the Gulf of Trieste
Rilke Trail - Stairs to the 2nd Military emplacement

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Stairs to the 2nd Military emplacement
Rilke Trail - Rilke Trail in the forest

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Rilke Trail in the forest
Rilke Trail - Bench with a view on sea

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Bench with a view on sea
Rilke Trail - Cliffs in the direction of Sistiana

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Cliffs in the direction of Sistiana
Rilke Trail - Castle in Duino

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Castle in Duino
Rilke Trail - View of the sea

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View of the sea
Rilke Trail - Rilke Trail

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Rilke Trail
Rilke Trail - Parting ways: straigt to the Duino Caslte, right for the parking area in Duino

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Parting ways: straigt to the Duino Caslte, right for the parking area ...
Rilke Trail - View back of the direction of arrival to parting ways

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View back of the direction of arrival to parting ways

Trail to Duino Castle

Rilke Trail - Path to the Duino Castle

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Path to the Duino Castle
Rilke Trail - Last observation point at Duino

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Last observation point at Duino
Rilke Trail - Arrival to the school UWC Adriatic

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Arrival to the school UWC Adriatic
Rilke Trail - End of the Rilke Trail from Sistana that leads near the Duino Castle

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End of the Rilke Trail from Sistana that leads near the Duino Castle
Rilke Trail - View back of the start of the trail on the left in Duino

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View back of the start of the trail on the left in Duino

Path to parking area in Duino

Rilke Trail - Rilke Trail near the parting ways

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Rilke Trail near the parting ways
Rilke Trail - Nice settled Rilke Trail at Duino

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Nice settled Rilke Trail at Duino
Rilke Trail - Start of the Rilke Trail in Duino

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Start of the Rilke Trail in Duino
Rilke Trail - Military emplacement 1

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Rilke Trail - Military emplacement 2

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