The Stone Men

TOUR TO THE ‘STOANERNEN MANDLN’, A PLACE SHROUDED IN LEGENDS

At this unique place you will find more than one hundred aligned stone statues and the summit cross in their middle. To this day their origin and meaning are an unsolved mystery, so that there are plenty of legends in this respect. Some say shepherds or hikers built them as time-killer, while others ascribe them a darker past as witches’ place of worship.

The hike to the ‘Stoanernen Mandln’ (lit. Stone Men) starts at the mountain station of Merano 2000 and first brings you to the Kirchsteiger Hut on trail no. 3. From there you follow trail no. 4/E5 to the Gioco dei Prati and finally trail no. 23 to the Stone Men. Along the way you will have plenty of opportunities to admire a extensive views on the South Tyrolean mountains.

Return back to the mountain station of Merano 2000 on the same way.
The alternative return route leads past the Vöraner hut on trail no. 2 to Avelengo Paese.
From there you can reach the base station of Falzeben by bus (we only recommend this return itinerary if you also started your journey from Falzeben).
DETAILS
TIME ONE-WAY: 4-5 hours
HEIGHT DIFF.:
300 m
MAX. HEIGHT:
2.086 m
TRAIL-NO.: 
18A-4/E5-23
HUTS: 
Panorama Bistro, Piffinger Köpfl alpine hut, Waidmann alpine hut, Kirchsteiger alpine hut, Meraner alpine hut

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