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Knottnkino in Vöran

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  • Knottnkino in Vöran, South Tyrol
    / Knottnkino in Vöran, South Tyrol
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling-Vöran-Meran 2000 | Stephan Matzoll, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • On the way to the Knottnkino
    / On the way to the Knottnkino
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling-Vöran-Meran 2000 | Stephan Matzoll, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • / Knottnkino in Vöran, South Tyrol
    Photo: IDM Südtirol | Frieder Blickle, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • / Knottnkino in Vöran, South Tyrol
    Photo: TV Hafling-Vöran-Meran 2000 | Marion Lafogler, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • / Knottnkino in Vöran
    Photo: IDM | Clemens Zahn, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000

The Knottnkino (Rock Cinema) is the work of artist Franz Messner, who hails from Renon. The Knottnkino sits atop a red porphyry rock formation, Rotstein Knott Mountain, which is located in Vöran/Verano on 1,457 metres.

The lookout point, outfitted with thirty cinema seats made of steel and chestnut wood, is a wonderful place for hikers to take a seat, unwind, and enjoy a unique experience: nature as cinema. The site overlooks the whole of the Adige Valley so visitors enjoy stunning views that encompass the Texel Group Nature Park, Mount Penegal, and even Corno Bianco/Weißhorn Mountain farther afield.

In the local German dialect spoken in South Tyrol, Knottn means ‘rock’. Millions of years ago, when lava and falling ash formed the Tschögglberg Mountain Plateau, these round, wine-red knolls also came into being. These rock formations are unparalleled in South Tyrol. In Verano, there are three: Rotstein, Beimstein and Unterstein Knott.

NEW: The newly-opened Knottnkino³ circuit trail conects the three red porphyry rocks of Vöran/Verano. Starting from the Burgstall-Vöran upper cableway station, the trail leads to the three panoramic landmarks of Verano: the Rotstein, Beimstein and Timpfler Knott.

Getting there

With the car: 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 signs to Vöran/Verano:
  • Parking place at Eggerhof farm: about 2 kilometers before Vöran is the parking place.
  • Parking place in Vöran: the parking place is near the parish church in the centre. Follow trail no. 12 to the Knottnkino (about 1 hour and 20 minutes).

With the cable car: Coming from both directions of the freeway Meran - Bozen (MEBO), take the exit of Lana Süd/Lana Sud and follow directions towards Burgstall/Postal. Follow Romstraße/Via Roma for about 1.5km. Follow trail no. 12 to the Knottnkino (about 1 hour and 20 minutes).

Coordinates

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46.620064, 11.214453
DMS
46°37'12.2"N 11°12'52.0"E
UTM
32T 669542 5165326
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