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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.

Route description
The hike to the Stoanernen Mandlen begins in the village of Verano/Vöran. It starts off along Trail No. 16 heading northeast towards a fork in the road at Grüner Baum Inn then continues along trail no. 16, first to the Bruggen saddle and then heading right, up towards Leadner Alm Mountain Hut. The hike then follows a beautiful trail through the forest, marked trail no. 11, until it reaches Auenerjoch (1,924 m).
From there, it turns right again towards the mystical Stoanernen Mandlen (2,003 m), the mystical site on the Tschögglberg Plateau where figures and small pyramids are made from stone. From the Stoanernen Mandlen, the route continues to Möltner Kaser Mountain Hut and along trail No. 15 to Waldbichl Inn. The trails no. 38 and no. 16 leads back to Verano. Parking place near the parish church.

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, follow the street to Verano, parking place near the parish church.