Nature cinema “Knottnkino”

The “Knottnkino”, literally “cinema on the rock”, between Verano and Avelegno in Merano and surroundings is a very special viewpoint.

The unique movie changes with the seasons and conveys a special feeling, the script has been created solely by nature: We are talking about the "Knottnkino" on the Monzoccolo hill above Avelengo and Verano, created by Franz Messner in 2000 on the 1,465 m high Mt. Sasso Rosso.

30 seats made of steal and chestnut wood, reminding on the seats in an old cinema, have been arranged on a little rock shoulder, which in South Tyrolean dialect is called "Knottn". As soon as you have taken a seat, the movie starts - and a great panoramic view on the Valle dell'Adige valley, Mt. Penegal, the Dolomites, Mt. Corno Bianco, the Val d'Utimo valley, the Texel Group, the valley basin of Merano and the Val Passiria valley awaits you. How to reach the viewpoint?

Starting point is the Grüner Baum tavern in Verano at 1,317 m a.s.l. The Schützenbrünnlweg path leads along the sunny high plateau of the Monzoccolo. After the visit to the nature cinema you can either walk this way back, or continue to the Leadner Mountain Hut, a well-known rest point.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Fri 07 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 10 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 11 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 12 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 13 Oct 08:00 - 18:00

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Full timetables
Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Spring - summer 2022 (03/21/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00


freely accessible

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!


Suggested accommodations

Tips and more infos