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The nature park of Rieserferner-Ahrn in the Tauferer Ahrntal Valley

Enjoy the natural beauty and original landscape in the nature park of Rieserferner-Ahrn - South Tyrol

The concept of nature parks in South TyrolThe term "nature park" is not only a protected area but also a seal of approvement. It promises natural beauty and original landscape, as much as land devoloped and cultivated by peasants has been developed over the centuries. To keep this promise, it is necessary to recognise the importanance of public nature and landscape protection. Everyone should play their part.

The creation of a natural park has the following goals:
  • protection of the natural landscape
  • care of the cultural landscape
  • scientific research
  • information and environmental education
It is logical that an experience of nature and landscape are the most important goals, but to do so, it is important to protect and to preserve landscape that is in tact. The unused natural landscape is to be preserved in its current natural state, while various cultural landscapes can be used and cared for.

The nature park of Rieserferner-Ahrn covers a surface of approximately 31,505 hectares, divided into the communities of Sand in Taufers, Gais, Percha, Rasen-Antholz, Ahrntal and Prettau. The park is restricted in the Northwest by the valley basin of the Tauferer Ahrntal. In the East until the Staller Sattel, the park boundary combines with the Austrian border. In the Southeast the protected area is restricted by the Antholzertal and in the South by the Pustertal.

The nature park of Rieserferner-Ahrn (315 km²) which has existed since 1988, borders on the national park Hohe Tauern (1,788 km²). Together with the silent area Zillertaler Hauptkamm (372 km²) they form the biggest protected area combination in Europe with a total surface of 2,475 km².
In its authenticity and beauty, the nature park of Rieserferner-Ahrn represents an ideal starting point for unforgettable walks and mountain tours.

Guided excursions in the Nature Park Rieserferner Ahrn
In collaboration with the tourist offices of the municipalities present in the nature park, the provincial office for nature parks organises in the summer months guided tours. The guides are trained in order to sensitise the visitors for the beauty of the landscape and for the correlations between human beings and nature. In this way the tour becomes a deep and unique experience.
 
Nature Park House Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures    
Nature Park House Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures
“the limits of nature and the limits of man”
The motto of the nature park Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina is “The boundaries of nature, the limits of human kind.” When you first ...
Nature Park House Kasern/Casere    
Nature Park House Kasern/Casere
Discover the Ahrntal valley
The Kasern / Casere information center for nature park Rieserferner-Ahrn / Vedrette di Ries-Aurina is located at the parking lot Kasern at the the ...
 
Alpine rest areas    
Alpine rest areas
St. Johann - Faden - Obersteiner Holm - Niederhofer Alm - St. Johann
Altidude: 932 m
Altidude downhill 932 m
Start: Sandbichlerhof St. Johann (1463 m)
End: Sandbichlerhof St. Johann (1463 m)
Alpine vegetation    
Alpine vegetation
Ahornach - Schlafhäuser - Sauwipfel - Ahornach meadows - Ahornach
Altidude: 618 m
Altidude downhill 618 m
Start: Car park Gasteiger Ahornach (1600 m)
End: Car park Gasteiger Ahornach (1600 m)
Art of living    
Art of living
Rein - Kofler lakes - Rein
Altidude: 764 m
Altidude downhill 764 m
Start: Car park "Knuttental" Rein in Taufers (1675 m)
End: Rein in Taufers (1595 m)
Biocoenosis - high alpine vegetation    
Biocoenosis - high alpine vegetation
Rein - Lobiser Schupfn - Durra Alm alpine cabin - Rein
Altidude: 361 m
Altidude downhill 361 m
Start: Rein in Taufers (1595 m)
End: Rein in Taufers (1595 m)
Ice Age    
Ice Age
Rein - Kasseler Hütte refuge - Malersee lake - Rein
Altidude: 906 m
Altidude downhill 906 m
Start: Rein in Taufers (1595 m)
End: Rein in Taufers (1595 m)
Mountain meadows in their blossom    
Mountain meadows in their blossom
Rein - car park Knutten - Knuttenalm - Ochsenlenke - Rein
Altidude: 764 m
Altidude downhill 764 m
Start: Rein in Taufers (1595 m)
End: Rein in Taufers (1595 m)
Mountain pasture landscape    
Mountain pasture landscape
Steinhaus - Schwaiger farms - Moser Ebene - Hochfeld - Bärental - Hochfeldalm - Schwaiger farms
Altidude: 716 m
Altidude downhill 716 m
Start: Klausberg valley station
End: Klausberg valley station
On historic paths    
On historic paths
Kasern - Hl. Geist - Trinkenstein - Obere Tauernalm (hut) - Schüttalalm (hut) - Kasern - (Alternative: Kasern - Krimmler Tauern - Lausitzer path - Kasern)
Altidude: 1038 m
Altidude downhill 1038 m
Start: public car park Kasern (1595 m)
End: public car park Kasern (1595 m)
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Seilbahn Speikboden
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Seilbahn Klausberg
open until 22/10/2017
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