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Holidays in Hafling

This village in the vicinity of Meran is also called the sun terrace of Meran and is the homeland of the “Haflinger” horses – a popular South Tyrolean horse breed, famous for their pretty blond mane. Therefore, Hafling is the perfect holiday resort for horse freaks and riders.

Hafling
Hafling

Hiking in Hafling

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Also nature lovers, hikers and bikers will surely be satisfied, thanks to many rewarding tours and wonderful panoramic views. Hafling is located on a sunny high plateau, only 10 km from the spa town of Meran. The landscape is characterised by larch woods, birches, meadows and pastures.

In Hafling, you can enjoy dreamlike views of the South Tyrolean mountains: from Ortler and Texel Group in the west, to the Ötztal Alps in the north and to the Dolomites in the east.

A worthwhile destination is the church of St. Kathrein in der Scharte. Thanks to its exposed position, the church of the 13th century is a popular photo spot. In the vestibule, there are frescoes with representations of the life of St. Catherine. The plain, white interior also accommodates a Renaissance altar.

Alpin Bob in Meran 2000
Alpin Bob in Meran 2000

The 1.1 km long rail toboggan run partially hovers at 12 m above the ground.

© Frieder Blickle - Meran 2000 Bergbahnen
Hafling
Hafling

The sunny holiday resort is located in Meran 2000 holiday region.

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Meran 2000
Meran 2000

In winter Falzeben and Meran 2000 are well-known centres of winter sport in and around Meran.

© Bergbahnen Meran 2000

Activities during all seasons

Hafling is located a bit beneath the ski and hiking area Meran 2000. In summer it offers panoramic hiking trails, bike tours and varied activities, such as paragliding and the Alpin Bob toboggan run on rails.

One of the most popular summits near Hafling is Mt. Ifinger, reachable with a hike of 7 hours, including a short climbing passage. The ascent is quite exhausting, but worthwhile, because from the top, you have a unique and breath-taking view overlooking many parts of the South Tyrolean mountain world.

In winter, Meran 2000 becomes a family-friendly ski area with sunny slopes, inviting huts, winter hiking paths and much more.

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Haflinger foal and mare
Haflinger foal and mare

The popular Haflinger horses come from the surroundings of Meran.

© MGM - Frieder Blickle

The South Tyrolean “Haflinger” horses

"Haflingers" are not – as one might think – the inhabitants of Hafling, but the blond horses native in Meran and environs. They are a special breed of horse typical for South Tyrol. Also, Norbert Rier, lead singer of the famous South Tyrolean folk music group Kastelruther Spatzen has some of these horses and made them popular also beyond the borders of South Tyrol. You should absolutely do a horse ride once you are in Hafling!

Hafling
Hafling

The sunny holiday resort is located in Meran 2000 holiday region.

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St. Kathrein church
St. Kathrein church

The small church in Hafling is a popular photo spot.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Hafling
Hafling

Hiking in Hafling

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Hafling in winter
Hafling in winter

Hafling near Meran is located on a sunny high plateau and directly at the family-friendly ski area Meran 2000.

© Stephan Matzoll - Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000
Kathrein church in Hafling
Kathrein church in Hafling

The picturesque Kathrein church in Hafling is also worth a visit in winter.

© Stephan Matzoll - Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000
Hafling
Hafling

Haflinger Horses

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