wiesen bei hafling dorf
wiesen bei hafling dorf

Avelengo village

The centre of the municipality of Avelengo tells you the story of the friendly Haflinger horses on the Haflinger Horse Adventure Trail

Avelengo (Hafling Dorf), the main village of the eponymous municipality, stretches out in the midst of an intact natural landscape above the Merano valley basin. It has preserved its rural character until today: Farmsteads, wide fields and horses in the pastures characterise the area around Mt. Monzoccolo, which becomes all shades of yellow and orange in autumn due to its larches. Behind it proudly towers Mt. Ivigna, a 2,581 m high granite giant in the skiing and hiking area of Merano 2000. It is the local mountain of Avelengo and can be climbed from Falzeben.

The Parish Church of St. John in Avelengo village attracts attention with a prehistoric stone relief on the outer façade. Also to be visited is the aumbry between the Via Locher road and the entrance to the Nusser Farm, which dates back to the time of the plague around 1600 AD. The village centre itself is surrounded by a few buildings with shops, cafés and the information office. On the edge of Avelengo is the hikers' car park, from where you can start your discovery tour.

The paths around the holiday destination lead past pastures with the blond Haflinger horses that give their name to the municipality. Today, these are among the most versatile horse breeds in the world and originated here in the South Tyrolean mountains. The sturdy horse still adorns the coat of arms of Avelengo. The hiking destinations are called Sulfner Pond, Leadner Mountain Hut and Haflinger Horse Adventure Trail and are also walkable in winter. A special experience is the Verano Hut with a detour to the "Knottnkino", the natural cinema with a magnificent view. In winter, the ski bus runs from the village to Falzeben, where the lifts to the Merano 2000 Ski Area are located.

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