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Kratzberger See Lake on Merano 2000

A special adventure at Merano 2000 is the idyllic loop trail that runs from either Falzeben or Piffing to Kratzberger See Lake.

The small mountain lake, which is easily accessible to families with children, offers a magnificent view of the neighbouring Sarentino/Sarntal Valley. Hikers can cool tired feet in the water or take a refreshing swim in the brisk waters of Kratzberger See Lake.

Route description
The hike starts at the summit station Piffinger Köpfl, accessible by the Merano 2000 or the Falzeben Cable Car. From here the trail n. 3 takes to Missensteinjoch (2,128m) and the way no. 4 leads to the Kratzberger See Lake. For the return trip take no. 4 to Missensteinjoch, then descend to the Meraner Hütte Mountain Hut .
From there you have different options:
  • Follow the trail no. 4 until the Kreuzjöchl, from here the trail no. 15 leads to the Maiseralm and Moschwaldalm Mountain Huts until the parking place in Falzeben.
  • From the Meraner Hütte Mountain Hut take trail no. 14 to the Rotwand Hütte Mountain hut, then no. 18 to the summit station.
Description to arrive at destination
On the MEBO (Highway Bolzano–Merano) you reach the slip road signposted MERANO SUD, follow the road to Merano, then on the right hand side in direction to Avelengo/Hafling.
Two possibilities to reach the summit station:
  • parking place in Val di Nova/Naiftal in Merano, ascent with the Cable Car Merano 2000
  • parking place in Falzeben in Avelengo/Hafling, ascent with the Falzeben Cable Car