St. Kathrein's Church in Hafling
The legendary mountain church on the mountain plateau of Hafling, Vöran and Meran 2000
The St. Kathrein church in the Scharte in Hafling surrounded by fresh powder snow. In the background the white mountain peaks in winter. The striking stone in front of the church.
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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
Sunday 25 Feb
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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Fossilia - The museum
Sunday 25 Feb
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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Carriage ride at the riding stable Sulfner
Monday 26 Feb
St. Kathrein, Hafling
10:00 - 16:00
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Carriage ride at the riding stable Sulfner
Explore the area in a very special way: with a carriage ride with Haflinger horses. Sonja from the Sulfner stables harnesses her 'blondes' and thus offers an idyllic as well as romantic animal ...
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LAPAKAFUN: Lama & Alpaca Hikes in Vöran
Monday 26 Feb
Vöran/Verano
14:30 - 16:30
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LAPAKAFUN: Lama & Alpaca Hikes in Vöran
Our six 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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Cross-country skiing course at Falzeben
Tuesday 27 Feb
Avelengo
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Cross-country skiing course at Falzeben
Group course for beginners to learn diagonal stride, turning and braking in the classic style. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Meeting point at the start of the trail. Mandatory online registration by ...
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Small Tuesday market in Merano
Tuesday 27 Feb
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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What a Taste: Making dumplings at the Eichern farm (in German)
Tuesday 27 Feb
Vöran
14:00 - 16:00
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What a Taste: Making dumplings at the Eichern farm (in German)
Elisabeth, from the Eichernhof farm in Vöran, has the right skills and will be happy to share her knowledge with you. Together we will prepare delicious dumplings in the traditional way. The prepared ...
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Farmers' Market in Merano
Wednesday 28 Feb
Meran / Merano
07:00 - 13:00
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Farmers' Market in Merano
South Tyrolean farmers sell their fresh saisonal vegetables and fruits as well as their regional products.
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