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, executed for witchcraft in 1638 at Castle Karneid.