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Knottnkino in Vöran

The Knottnkino (Rock Cinema) is the work of artist Franz Messner, who hails from Renon. The Knottnkino sits atop a red porphyry rock formation, Rotstein Knott Mountain, which is located in Vöran on 1,457 metres.

The lookout point, outfitted with thirty cinema seats made of steel and chestnut wood, is a wonderful place for hikers to take a seat, unwind, and enjoy a unique experience: nature as cinema. The site overlooks the whole of the Adige Valley so visitors enjoy stunning views that encompass the Texel Group Nature Park, Mount Penegal, and even Corno Bianco/Weißhorn Mountain farther afield.

In the local German dialect spoken in South Tyrol, Knottn means ‘rock’. Millions of years ago, when lava and falling ash formed the Monzoccolo Plateau, these round, wine-red knolls also came into being. These rock formations are unparalleled in South Tyrol. In Verano, there are three: Rotstein, Beimstein and Unterstein Knott.

NEW: The newly-opened Knottnkino³ circuit trail conects the three red porphyry rocks of Vöran/Verano. Starting from the Burgstall-Vöran upper cableway station, the trail leads to the three panoramic landmarks of Verano: the Rotstein, Beimstein and Timpfler Knott.

description to arrive at destination

With the car: Coming from both directions of the freeway Meran - Bozen (MEBO), take the exit of Meran Süd/Merano Sud and follow directions towards Meran first, to then turn right towards Hafling/Avelengo, follow the street to Vöran/Verano – the parking place is near the parish church in the centre. Follow trail no. 12 to the Knottnkino (about 1 hour and 20 minutes).

With the cable car: Coming from both directions of the freeway Meran - Bozen (MEBO), take the exit of Lana Süd/Lana Sud and follow directions towards Burgstall/Postal. Follow Romstraße/Via Roma for about 1.5km. Follow trail no. 12 to the Knottnkino (about 1 hour and 20 minutes).

Public transport

With the bus until the bus stop "Vöran Dorf":

  • Bus no. 225 "Meran - Hafling - Falzeben/Vöran"
  • Bus no. 156 "Hafling - Vöran - Mölten – Jenesien"

Valley station in Burgstall:

  • Bus no. 201 “Bozen - Meran“
  • Bus no. 215 “Lana - Burgstall - Gargazon“

From Vöran village follow the way no. 12 until the Knottnkino (1hour 20 minutes).
You'll find the time table on the site: www.sii.bz.it/en.

Park
  • Parking area in Vöran Dorf/Verano paese, free of charge (near the parish church)
  • Free parking place at the valley station in Burgstall and the summit station in Vöran.
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