The Knottnkino (Knott meaning rock, kino meaning cinema) is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Verano/Vöran and is located upon the Rotsteinkogel mountain.
In the seats made from steel and chestnut wood designed and positioned by the artist Franz Messner from Renon/Ritten, one can enjoy unique views of the Texelgruppe range all the way to Penegal mountain and the Weißhorn peak, as though sitting comfortably in a cinema. But the film is always changing in the Knottnkino: daily, hourly, with the time of day and the changing of the season, with the climate and weather, there is always something new to see...
The starting point for this hike is the car park above Grüner Baum Inn and Das Stübele Restaurant in Verano. Follow hiking trail no. 16 to reach the Leadner Alm Mountain Hut at 1,514 m. Just below this is the Weiher Bruggen pond. From here, trail no. 11 branches off to the Weberhof farmyard. Just after the farmyard, trail no. 14 leads upwards to the Knottnkino at 1,417 m. Descend again on trail (no. 14), the Schützenbründlweg, as far as the Weberhof farm and continue to the starting point in Verano.
Description to arrive at destination
On the MEBO (Highway Bolzano–Merano) you reach the slip road signposted MERANO SUD, follow the road to Merano, then on the right hand side in direction to Hafling/Avelengo, follow the street to Verano - parking place above Grüner Baum Inn and Das Stübele Restaurant.