Holidays in Avelengo
On the sunny high plateau over Merano
The merry small village of Avelengo lies just 10 km away from the thermal city of Merano. Its 600 inhabitants welcome tourists on the sunny plateau above the Adige Valley which can be easily reached by car even during the winter season. Explore the alpine surroundings riding a mountain bike or a horse? the breathtaking panorama of the Alps, of the Brenta and Ortles Group and of the charming Dolomites will enchant you! Avelengo is the ideal summer and winter resort for everyone. With a full range of activities for your leisure time and offers for your wellbeing your holidays in South Tyrol will be absolutely fantastic!
Major attractions in Avelengo
Knottkino: nature-cinema in Verano
A new way to go to the cinema: no pop-corns, no special effects, no Hollywood stars. The wooden chairs too are more robust than comfortable. However the film is worth watching: brilliant, spectacular and romantic as the main actor is Nature. One sits down, observes the panorama around and the film starts in one's head. The mountains, the woods and the valleys are the background of this unique and inimitable spectacle and the watcher is its register.
S. Catherine Church
Thanks to its strategic position this small church is visible from Merano as well. It is considered a sort of symbol of the village of Avelengo. Built in 1251, it hosts splendid frescos and further artistic treasures of the past times. Visitors can take part to guided visits organized during the summer months until October included.
S. Catherine Shrine
Outside the church visitors can find a small shrine dating back to the 15th century. It is decorated with frescos and has been partially restored.
The Sacrament House
This small gothic work dates back to the year 1600 as the pest raged in Europe taking a heavy tall of victims. Now it is possible to admire its simple beauty between the Locherweg and the access to the Nusserhof.
The natural-didactic trail of Avelengo
The trail proceeds around the Sulfner pond at 1300 m above sea level. Thanks to its exceptional position and particular microclimate, it presents the perfect conditions for the growth of different kinds of plants. Of particular interest and beauty the water lilies that cover the pond's waters.