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Hikes in Schenna

South Tyrol, Italy

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The tranquil community of Schenna is situated on a sunny hill above Merano and is the ideal starting point for hikes due to its location and mild climate. Around Schenna, 200 kilometers of hiking trails are marked, leading through vineyards and orchards, from alpine hut to alpine hut or up to the high mountains. The village's sights include the parish church and the mausoleum as well as the magnificent 14th century castle.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Schenna

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.
Die Hintereggalm
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Alpine pasture hike on the Hirzer
Premium content Difficulty moderate
14 km
5:30 h
257 m
1,605 m
Much of the tour follows the E5 long-distance hiking trail, to some alpine pastures and to magnificent vantage points.
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Rundwanderung oberhalb von Schenna von der Taser Alm über Lenzeben und Infingerhütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate
8.8 km
3:30 h
500 m
480 m
Sehr lohnende, abwechslungsreiche und einfache Familienrundwanderung von der Bergstation der Taser-Seilbahn über Lenzeben und die Ifingerhütte mit schönem Ausblick auf das Meraner Becken und die Bergformationen der Ortler- und Texelgruppe sowie des Ifinger-Massives.
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.
View from the Pfandlspitz
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Alpine hike from Hirzer mountain station Klammeben to the peak Pfandlspitz
recommended route Difficulty moderate
11.2 km
4:10 h
659 m
640 m
This tour leads from Hirzer mountain station Klammeben via the Hirzer hut to Pfandlspitz and on the way back via Mahdalm and Reseggeralm to the mountain station.
Wallfahrtskirche Zu den Sieben Schmerzen Mariens in Riffian
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Rösslsteig and Merano Waal Circuit
Premium content Difficulty easy
12.2 km
4:30 h
380 m
380 m
On comfortable trails in the Passeier Valley: from Riffian via the Rösslsteig trail to Saltaus, Rückehr on the Maiser Waalweg trail.
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.
Dorfansicht von Schenna
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
From the pit to the taser
Premium content Difficulty moderate
11.3 km
3:30 h
276 m
651 m
Magnificent views of the Passeier Valley and the surrounding mountain peaks make this hike a unique experience.
Auf dem Weg zur Familienalm Taser
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
To the family alp Taser
Premium content Difficulty easy
3.4 km
1:40 h
630 m
0 m
No matter whether we hike uphill, downhill or even back and forth: In any case, we have a lot of fun at the Taser family pasture with its playground, animals, high ropes course and great views!
Hiking trail · Allgäu
E5 - von Oberstdorf nach Bozen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
204.6 km
70:00 h
9,000 m
10,000 m
Die Alpenüberquerung - unser unvergesslicher Familienurlaub.  In 10 Etappen auf dem klassischen E5 von Oberstdorf nach Bozen. Ca. 150 km zu Fuß, ca. 9.000 HM Aufstieg und etwa 10.000 HM Abstieg. Die Differenz zu den gezeigten Angaben in der Kartenlegende kommt von einer Taxi- und eienr Busfahrt sowie der Gondelfahrt mit der Venetbahn auf den Krahberg.
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Hikes around Schenna

Schenna offers numerous hiking trails between mountain and valley, up to the peaks of Hirzer and Ifinger. The trails around Schenna can be reached on foot and by bike, as well as with two cable cars and chairlifts. If you want to get by without a cable car, you can hike to the mountain village of Videgg at 1,536 meters, for example. The route requires a good level of fitness and the right footwear to safely explore the majestic mountains of South Tyrol. Easy hiking tours like the Wiesenweg lead along numerous cultural sites and offer dreamlike views over the imposing mountains with their high peaks.

Schenna: Hikes in the Hirzer area

The wide alpine pasture area below the Hirzer peak is an insider tip for families. Through meadows, over alpine rose slopes and along pastures, scenic hiking trails lead from hut to hut. Cozy places to stop for refreshments, such as the rustic Hirzerhütte, invite you to take a break and enjoy culinary delicacies. The small groups of houses of Videgg, Oberkirn and Prenn inspire the visitor in their rural architectural style with flowers and gardens. Thanks to the two cable cars Hirzer (valley station in Saltaus) and Verdins, the high-altitude hiking trails can be reached easily.

Easy walks for families in Schenna and its surroundings

The scenic farms of Schennaberg are overlooked by the peaks of the Ifinger peak. A network of well-marked hiking trails stretches from the Streitweider Alm to Gsteier, from the idyllically situated Ifingerhütte to the Schenner Waalweg. In between, cozy huts and farm taverns invite you to enjoy Tyrolean dumplings or apple strudel. The many scattered settlements on the Schennaberg give an idea of the hard work on the farm and in the fields, and again and again offer a wide view of the Merano countryside.

A walk through the village of Schenna itself is also worthwhile. At the bus stops there are up-to-date signposts and directions for orientation. These provide information on how far away the next route is and which sights and resting places can be found along the hiking trails.

Leisurely hikes on the beautiful meadow path are particularly suitable for getting to know the surroundings of Schenna. The starting point for the hike to St. Georgen is the village center of Schenna. At the mini golf course the road leads up to the "Rodelstein", from where a slightly ascending path branches off to St. Georgen. When you reach this point, continue in the direction of Waalweg. Here you take the left fork, which leads through meadows and fields to Krebishof and Lothhof. Afterwards you walk back to Schenna. The route is about 3.8 kilometers long, the walking time is one hour.

Hiking to Merano

For lovers of culture, hiking tours to the nearby spa town of Merano are recommended, which can easily be reached on foot via the Maiser Waalweg or the panoramic Mitterplattweg promenade. In Merano there are numerous sights that you should definitely see:
  • Botanical Gardens of Merano with 80 different garden worlds and two viewing platforms.
  • The Wandelhalle, on the walls of which you can admire works of art from the Belle Epoque period
  • The Powder Tower on a mighty rock above the parish church
  • The medieval Steinach quarter with the town gate from the 13th century
  • The Merano City Museum with a large collection of exhibits from different eras
  • Trauttmansdorff Castle, where Empress Sissi once resided
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
From Merano via Verdins to Schenna
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.2 km
Duration 5:34 h
Ascent 677 m
Descent 677 m

Sun TerraceHike to the Merano Sun Terrace to Schenna


Merano 2000

On the wide high plateau of Merano 2000, which is exposed to the sun from early morning until late at night, every hiker will find their way. Comfortable and family-friendly, easy to moderately difficult footpaths lead from hut to hut, from alpine pasture to alpine pasture or on the high-altitude trail to beautiful views and panoramas. The short but challenging via ferrata to the Ifinger Spitze is rewarded with views of the Dolomite mountains and Ortler glacier and, way down below, Merano and Schenna.

You can reach this hiker's paradise both from Schenna with the large Merano 2000 gondola and from Hafling with the cable car.


Hüttentour im Hirzergebiet by S
October 13, 2022 · Community
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Klammeben - Hirzer - Klammeben by Engelbert
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