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Hiking trail

To the little St. Kathrein Curch

Hiking trail · Meranerland
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Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • Church of St. Kathrin in Avelengo/Hafling
    / Church of St. Kathrin in Avelengo/Hafling
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000 | Laurin Moser, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • Haflinger horses in S. Caterina/St. Kathrein
    / Haflinger horses in S. Caterina/St. Kathrein
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000| Frieder Blickle, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
Map / To the little St. Kathrein Curch
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easy
2.6 km
0:45 h
89 m
145 m

The famous little church in Santa Caterina/St. Kathrein is situated on a rise in Avelengo/Hafling and can be seen from far away in Merano and Environs. The Romanesque church has its origins in the 13th century and features well-preserved frescos from the 14th century. Fantastic views of the city of Merano/Meran as well as the Texelgruppe range can be enjoyed from the church.

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Highest point
1292 m
Lowest point
1220 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park in Avelengo, it is a beautiful, one-hour walk to the village of Santa Caterina. The trail first leads in the direction of the town hall and from here the old road – also called the Bürgeleweg trail – leads through the gorge to the Tourist office. At the office’s information board (in the bend of the road), the shady forest road no. 14 branches off to Santa Caterina.

The church is not the only attraction in Santa Caterina. The Sulfner riding stable is also worth a visit. Here one can see the famous Haflinger horses or even take part in an introductory course or go for a ride.

This hike can be done with a buggy. The last part, from the Tourist office to Santa Caterina, can be covered on the paved road no. 2 closed to traffic.

Getting there

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 until the parking lot in Avelengo village (below the parish church).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
89 m
Descent
145 m
Family friendly

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