The Knottnkino (Knott meaning rock, kino meaning cinema) is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Vöran/Verano and is located upon the Rotstein Knott mountain. In the seats made from steel and chestnut wood designed and positioned by the artist Franz Messner from Ritten/Renon, one can enjoy unique views of the Texelgrupperange all the way to Penegal mountain and the Weißhorn peak, as though sitting comfortably in a cinema. But the film is always changing in the Knottnkino: daily, hourly, with the time of day and the changing of the season, with the climate and weather, there is always something new to see...
The starting point for this hike is the car park above Grüner Baum Inn and Das Stübele Restaurant in Vöran. Follow hiking trail no. 16 to reach the Leadner Alm Mountain Hut at 1,514 m. Just below this is the Weiher Bruggen pond. From here, trail no. 11 branches off to the Weberhof farmyard. Just after the farmyard, trail no. 14 leads upwards to the Knottnkino at 1,417 m. Descend again on trail (no. 14), the Schützenbründlweg, as far as the Weberhof farm and continue to the starting point in Vöran.
Description to arrive at destination
Coming from both directions of the freeway Meran/Merano - Bolzano/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 located above Grüner Baum Restaurant and Das Stübele Restaurant.
Parking area near the festival ground in Vöran, on charge
With the bus until the bus stop "Sportplatz Vöran":
- Bus no. 204 "Hafling - Vöran - Mölten - Terlan - Bozen"
- Bus no. 225 "Meran - Hafling - Falzeben" (until Hafling Dorf, than change to busline no. 204)
You'll find the time table on the site: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/