Discover marmots and golden eagles in South Tyrol’s largest nature park, part of the European-wide Natura 2000 sites.
Image gallery: Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park
Located at the heart of Merano and surroundings, the majestic Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park stretches from Val Senales to Val Passiria and even further to the main Alpine ridge. With its 31,391 hectares it is South Tyrol’s largest nature park and includes the entire Gruppo di Tessa mountains as well as the northern Oetztal Alps and a small part of the Stubai Alps.
Mediterranean habitats alternate with high Alpine sceneries, sunny steppes and rich green spruces. Lovely irrigation channels, the Waalwege, high mountain pastures and highly diversified meadows are spread all over the area, serving as valuable biotopes. Hikers and nature lovers agree: the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park is not only the biggest but also the most beautiful one of all seven South Tyrolean nature parks.
Besides deer, chamois and marmots there are numerous southern types of animals, such as the crag martin or the praying mantis, reptiles or asp vipers. The visitor centre of Naturno will introduce you to this fascinating natural scenery. We suggest: hike along a high-altitude trail Alta Via di Merano across the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park - for a total of nine stages!
Information Centre Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park
phone: +39 0473 668201
Opening hours: from the beginning of April to the end of October
Tuesday - Saturday from 9.30 - 12.30 am and from 2.30 - 6 pm, in July, August and September open also on Sundays, free admission
Bunker Mooseum Info-Point
Moso in Passiria
phone: +39 0473 648529
Opening hours: from the beginning of April to the end of October Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm, ticket from 6.00 Euros