St. Kathrein's Church in Hafling
The legendary mountain church on the mountain plateau of Hafling, Vöran and Meran 2000
St. Kathrein's Church in Hafling
St. Kathrein's Church in Hafling
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St. Kathrein's Church in Hafling

The legendary mountain church on the mountain plateau of Hafling, Vöran and Meran 2000

Like many other mountain churches in South Tyrol, the St. Kathrein Kirche church in Hafling/Avelengo was originally a place of pagan worship. There is said to have been a prehistoric place of worship where the church now stands.

There was probably a small church on the site as early as the 12th century, which was reconsecrated in 1452. A valuable ornament of the St. Kathrein Kirche church in Hafling is the late Gothic winged altar.

The legend of the St. Kathrein CHurch
According to legend, two giants offered to local inhabitants that they would procure the stones for the church construction. However, at the same time, the giants built the church in nearby Langfenn. Since they had only one hammer, they had to share it at any given time. A dispute arose, and the building master in Lafenn angrily picked up a huge stone and threw it to the sire of St. Kathrein in Hafling. The boulder missed the target, but is still there, just below the church, in the meadow at Reithof Sulfner Riding Stables.
Digital church tour in St. Kathrein
Digital church tour in St. Kathrein
The little church high above Meran on the mountain plateau of Hafling, Vöran and Meran 2000
Alpine Rorad of Romanesque in South Tyrol

In romanesque buildings you can find mythical creatures and mythological figures. But what are these figures doing in churches? Walk into the footsteps of the "Alpine Road of Romanesque" in South Tyrol and learn more about this fabulous epoch.

The "Alpine Road of the Romanesque" is a transnational association, a cultural route that connects Romanesque art and cultural monuments in South Tyrol. This route leads from the Vinschgau Valley via the Etschtal Valley to Termeno in the South of South Tyrol.
The little church of St. Kathrein in Hafling is also part of the Alpine Road of the Romanesque and houses many a Romanesque treasure...
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Picnic basket from the Lenkhof farm
Monday 24 Jun
Hafling
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Picnic basket from the Lenkhof farm
FANCY A PICNIC AT THE KNOTTNKINO? The Lenkhof farm is happy to offer you a picnic basket, filled with home-made products from the farm. You can pick up your basket at the farm and walk up to the ...
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Forest Bathing (in german)
Monday 24 Jun
Mölten
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Forest Bathing (in german)
Bathing in the forest (in German language) For an english-language event, we ask you kindly to get in touch directly with Maria Theresa Bortoluzzi, tel. +39 348 8552804 Thank you!
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Fossilia - The museum
Monday 24 Jun
Mölten
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Fossilia - The museum
The fossil museum is designed as an outdoor museum and is accessible to interested visitors at any time and explains itself by means of texts and audio stations. A guided tour for a group of the ...
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Guided light e-bike tour
Monday 24 Jun
Meltina
09:30 - 13:00
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Guided light e-bike tour
Every Monday (9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. approx.): Starting point: Bistro Schlaneiderhof, Mölten Easy e-mountain bike tour (also suitable for beginners) The circular tour takes us on forest trails and alpine ...
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LAPAKAFUN: Lama & Alpaca Hikes in Vöran
Monday 24 Jun
Vöran/Verano
14:30 - 16:30
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LAPAKAFUN: Lama & Alpaca Hikes in Vöran
Our fluffy llamas and alpacas are the best companions for hikes and at the same time balm for the soul. We offer hikes with the good-natured, curious and intelligent animals through the nature of ...
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Everything about the Haflinger horse
Monday 24 Jun
St. Kathrein, Hafling
17:30 - 18:00
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Everything about the Haflinger horse
During the weekly stable tour at the Sulfner riding stable, you will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the Haflinger horse. The ideal opportunity to get to know the famous and gentle blondes ...
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Small Tuesday market in Merano
Tuesday 25 Jun
Merano/Meran
08:00 - 13:00
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Small Tuesday market in Merano
Small market with various market stalls with clothes, shoes, leather goods, foods like bread, sausages and meat products etc.
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Haflinger Museum open for visits
Tuesday 25 Jun
San Genesio/Jenesien
09:00 - 12:00
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Haflinger Museum open for visits
Open for visitors: Tuesday: 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Friday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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