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Stoanerne Mandln above Verano
Mythology and witchcraft in Avelengo, Verano and Merano 2000
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Stoanerne Mandln above Verano

Mythology and witchcraft in Avelengo, Verano and Merano 2000

The location of the Stoanernen Mandln (stone men) is a popular hiking destination in the Sarntal Alps. Hiking to the site starts in the village of Verano/Vöran.

The little stone men, as in other parts of South Tyrol, often served as a means of orientation, or were built by shepherds as a pastime. But only here, above the villages on the mountain plateau, such a concentration of small stone pyramids can be found. Some even still preserve prehistoric characteristics. Previously, it was believed that there was a witches’ gathering place here.
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Hike to the Men of Stone
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Hike to the Men of Stone
The stone men are located at an elevation of 2,000 metres on the Altopiano del Salto/Tschögglberg plateau. Here you’ll find human figures made of stone. Myriad tales are linked to this place.
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Winter Hike to the Stone Men
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Winter Hike to the Stone Men
The “Stoanerne Mandln“ stone men are located atop a remarkable knoll on Alpine pasture and tower at an elevation of 2,000 metres. Human figures made of stone such as these can also be found in other parts of South Tyrol: they served as a landmark frequently or were simply built by shepherds to pass the time.
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