• Panoramic view while hiking in Hafling.
    Panoramic view while hiking in Hafling. Photo: Reiseuhu, @reiseuhu / unsplash.com

Hikes in Hafling

South Tyrol, Italy

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The tranquil Italian community of Hafling is located on the Tschögglberg between Merano and Bolzano in the midst of a unique natural landscape. The two largest settlements Oberdorf and Hafling Dorf are surrounded by woods and fields as well as the majestic mountain scenery of South Tyrol.
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The 10 most beautiful hikes in Hafling

Die Kuhleitenhütte vom Ifinger aus
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Small and Large Ifinger
Premium content Difficulty moderate
22.3 km
8:00 h
1,087 m
2,337 m
The tour takes us from the mountain station of the Ifinger cable car up to the Grosse Ifinger and reveals a magnificent view as far as the Dolomites.
Stone towers in the most different variations
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
From Hafling to the Stoanernen Mandl´n
Premium content Difficulty moderate
20.5 km
6:30 h
873 m
873 m
Long and rewarding tour along a panoramic mountain ridge to an impressive place of worship
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Cable car hike around the Großer Mittager
Premium content Difficulty moderate
20.2 km
4:00 h
1,070 m
1,054 m
Scenic panoramic trail on the Merano 2000 route.
Das Knottenkino
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Zum Knottenkino von Vöran
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13.3 km
4:00 h
630 m
630 m
Rundwanderung über den Schützenbrünnlweg zum Knottenkino
Meranerhütte Winter
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Meranerhütte Wanderung von Falzeben
recommended route Difficulty easy
12.3 km
3:51 h
470 m
470 m
schöne Rundwanderung  von ca 13 KM mit ca 450 Mt Höhenunterschied - Gesamtgehzeit ca. 3,5 Stunden
View of Punta Cervina
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Hirzer Peak and Kratzberg Lake
Premium content Difficulty moderate
14.7 km
5:45 h
1,067 m
1,163 m
The tour takes us up the highest peak of the Sarntal Alps.
Auener Alm
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
To the Stoarnen Mandln
Premium content Difficulty moderate
12.2 km
3:30 h
623 m
623 m
Schöne hike to the legendary stone figures in the Sarntal
View from the top station to Merano
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Merano 2000-Hirzer Spitze-Klammeben
Premium content Difficulty difficult
15.3 km
6:30 h
1,335 m
1,235 m
The tour takes us from the top station of the Ifinger cable car/Meran 2000 to the Kuhleitenhütte, on to the Hirzerspitze and down to Klammeben to the top station of the Hirzer cable car. The tour reveals a magnificent panoramic view all the way to the Dolomites.
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Hüttenwanderung Meran 2000
Premium content Difficulty moderate
21.3 km
5:00 h
932 m
932 m
Besonders empfehlenswerte Tour von Hafling nach auf das Hochplateau Meran 2000.
Ein überbleibsel aus der Eiszeit
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Über Wiesen und durch Wälder zur Leadner Alm
recommended route Difficulty moderate
10.2 km
3:00 h
470 m
440 m
Kurzweilige Wanderung von Hafling zum Gasthaus Zum Grünen Baum in Vöran
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Three-alms-round hike

Numerous hiking trails invite you to exciting walking tours in the surrounding regions. Only a few kilometers away from Hafling is the village of Vöran, from where a beautiful footpath leads to the St. Anna Chapel. A very special nature experience is hiking to the Vöraner Alm or to the so-called "Knottnkino" by the artist Franz Messner. From here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the fascinating mountain world of the Dolomites all the way into the Etsch Valley.

In Halfing there are many hiking tours that are easily manageable for everyone. One of them is the circular hike on the Vöraner Joch, which leads to the three beautiful alpine pastures Leadner Alm, Wurzeralm and Vöraner Alm. The total distance is about 14 kilometers and starts south of Hafling. From here, an alpine path leads steeply up through the forest to the Wurzeralm, before well-signposted hiking trails show us the route to the cozy Vöraner Alm.

If your condition decreases during the hike, it is best to take a break in the beautiful, well-kept alpine hut. On the sun terrace, which is located at 1,875 meters above sea level, you can indulge yourself with culinary delights. On the trails no. 11 and 11A you then descend slightly to the Leadner Alm, then a forest path and a road lead back to the starting point in Hafling.

Hikes around Hafling

Hafling is the ideal starting point for hikes in the surrounding regions. The hiking trails to the Sulfner Weiher are mainly suitable for families with children. An easy hiking route leads from Hafling to the pond, which shows its most beautiful side especially on sunny days. Countless white water lilies cover the water, on the shores yellow marsh irises compete with magnificent alpine roses. Various animal species such as toads, dragonflies, fish and frogs cavort at the pond, which makes it particularly interesting for children. The way back leads past the Sulfner horse farm, which offers carriage rides, horseback rides and guided rounds with the horses. Afterwards you can hike to St. Kathrein and enjoy a magnificent view of the nearby city of Merano.
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
To the Sulfner Pond
Difficulty easy
Distance 4.4 km
Duration 1:17 h
Ascent 151 m
Descent 151 m

Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000

Hiking and other leisure activities in Hafling

In addition to countless hiking tours, Hafling offers a variety of attractive leisure activities that leave nothing to be desired. For those interested in culture, a visit to the chapel of St. Kathrein, whose well-preserved frescoes date back to the 14th century, is worthwhile. The chapel is the landmark of Hafling. Another sight of the picturesque mountain village is the parish church of St. John, built in the 13th century. The idyllic district of Falzeben is known because of the skiing and hiking area Merano 2000. Thanks to the variety of routes in the midst of a fantastic natural landscape, the region enjoys great popularity among mountain bikers.

Day trip to Merano

The spa town of Merano is characterized by beautiful Art Nouveau houses, parks and botanical gardens that invite you to stroll and linger. There are countless historical sights to see on a stroll through the old town:
  • Merano promenades: Spectacular views along various strolling paths
  • Steinach quarter: Historic buildings line the charming alleys
  • Meraner Lauben: boulevard with countless stores


Zum Knottenkino von Vöran by Andreas
April 07, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? April 06, 2022
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