A farmers boy from St. Valentin near Seis who was also the master of a witches coven on the Schlern. He was fabulously strong, able to leap from the top of the Schlern to his farmstead in a single leap. Once in a fit of fury, he threw a giant boulder, the Tschanstein from the Schlern onto the Seiser Alm, where it still rests today.

 

Hans was an historical figure and was tried and executed for witchcraft in 1638 at Castle Karneid.